Bird & Wildife Sanctuary Program

Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary Program

Why should your neighborhood, commuity, or municipality get involved in The ISC-Audubon Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary Program?

Birds and Wildlife
First and foremost, it’s simply the right thing to do. In addition to the ongoing threat of loss of habitat, staggering numbers of birds are directly killed due to a number of other human-related causes, and they need our help.

Audubon-ISC Seal-CertifiedThe Economy
Protecting and helping birds is not only the right thing to do, it is also good for the economy. Birds are invaluable as controllers of insect pests, as pollinators of crops, and dispersers of native plant seeds, and they also generate tremendous economic revenues through the pastimes of bird feeding and bird watching.

Citizen Pride
Pride is sometimes a less tangible benefit, but gaining and retaining Bird City U.S.A. recognition is an award to the managers, volunteers, board members and others who work on behalf of better care of a community. Non-involved citizens, too, often share a sense of pride that theirs is a Bird City U.S.A.. This may translate to better care of habitat areas on private property or a willingness to volunteer in the future.

Public Image & Recognition
A community's public image is very important. Being a Bird City U.S.A. helps present the kind of image that most citizens want to have for the place they live or conduct business. The Bird City U.S.A. signs at community entrances tell visitors that here is a community that cares about its environment, birds, and community. It is also an indication to prospective businesses that the quality of life may be better here.

Community Engagement & Education
Education begins with discussion of the requirements and getting organized to apply for Bird City USA status.  In turn, this can set in motion aid from a variety of professionals in the form of technical advice, literature, films, and other assistance. Presentation of the Bird City USA award offers excellent publicity opportunities. This results not only in satisfaction for the individuals involved and their families, but also provides one more way to reach large numbers of people with information about birds. 

Download the Certification Workbook 
for Neighborhoods & Communities


Step 1: Become a ISC-Audubon Platinum Member
Step 2: Complete and Submit the Natural Resourses and Landscapes Survey
Step 3: Complete The Certification Workbook Requirements for: Birds & Wildlife Sanctuaries


$25 Annually $100 Annually $250 Reg / $100 Annually


Sponsors are a critically important part to the success of ISC-Audubon. As a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating sustainability, we offer all of our programs to our members free of charge, and are publicly available for download on our website.

ISC-Audubon is proud to extend the opportunity to select businesses and organizations to become sponsors of our sustainability education and advocacy programs. As a sponsor, your business or organization can realize significant value.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity. 


A Coalition for Good - Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability

ISC-Audubon is a coalition of non-profit organizations and initiatives that include The International Sustainability Council (ISC), Audubon Lifestyles, Audubon Outdoors, Planit Green, Broadcast Audubon, and the Audubon Network for Sustainability. 

Funds generated through memberships and donations are used to provide fruit & vegetable seeds, wildflower seed mix, and wildlife feed & birdseed to urban and suburban communities around the world. These seeds are used by communities to establish fruit and vegetable gardens, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and for the beautification of urban and suburban landscapes by creating flower and native plant gardens.

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