Celebrate Urban Birds! 

Founded in 2007, Celebrate Urban Birds is a year-round project developed and launched by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Its primary purpose is to reach diverse urban audiences who do not already participate in science or scientific investigation. Mill River Park is a listed site with Celebrate Urban Birds, providing them with data from our green-way. 

Another of their goals is to collect high-quality data from participants that will provide us with valuable knowledge of how different environments will influence the location of birds in urban areas. 

Celebrate Urban Birds looks at 16 focal species, and how they use the urban environment. Species include: 

  • American Crow
  • American Robin
  • Baltimore Oriole (in the East)
  • Barn Swallow
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Bullock's Oriole (in the West)
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • European Starling
  • House Finch
  • House Sparrow
  • Killdeer
  • Mallard
  • Mourning Dove
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Rock Pigeon

Join us for our next Celebrate Urban Birds event! Email amanda@millriverpark.org to find out when it is taking place. 

MALLARD

MALLARD

BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD

BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

House finch

House finch

killdeer

killdeer

european starling

european starling

american crow

american crow

Mourning dove

Mourning dove