Our Mission: conserve bird populations and preserve the interconnected relationship between people and nature.

Urban Bird foundation is engaging, educating and nurturing a broad-based constituency for BIRDS, PEOPLE and COMMUNITIES.

A better sustainable living for all.

Protecting Burrowing Owls


Urban Bird Foundation protects burrowing owls

Urban Bird's Burrowing Owl Conservation Network actively works to re-establish, preserve and aid in the rehabilitation of burrowing owl colonies through the protection and maintenance of habitat, ground digging mammals and ecosystems.

Our proven and successful efforts are needed more than ever to prevent further losses and restore breeding populations in urban and suburban environments.

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Our Impact on Human & Wildlife Communities


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Recent News & Posts


  • Urban_Bird_NDD The great outdoors: a real world remedy -  “What if we had a real world remedy that could solve some of the toughest physical health problems we have today? We do and it’s called the great outdoors.” Ben Klasky at TedxRainier, Nov. 9, 2013 As kids now spend more time with entertainment media, they’re getting less and less time outdoors, despite the mental […]

  • SArtis_Stormwater1 102 Bird Species and Counting: Stormwater Basin Habitat - On a brisk January morning just as the sun breached the horizon, most of the morning commuters had already arrived. Like most days, they winged their way to a short or long-duration visit at the pond — a 7.5 acre stormwater retention basin in Visalia, CA. But it’s not your typical habitat. This one happens […]

  • Urban Wildlife Refuge Urban Wildlife Refuge Will Connect Millions to Nature - Having worked for the protection of urban and suburban bird habitat since Urban Bird Foundation’s inception as Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, we are thrilled that on September 25, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a multi-faceted Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative to make its programs reflect the diverse perspectives, values and cultures of America. […]

  • GBYBC_2014 Get Ready For the Great Backyard Bird Count! - Straight from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology news desk…From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, bird watchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 14–17, 2014. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the […]

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