About Us

Mission and Vision
Protect, defend, rescue and conserve bird life.

Our vision is Birds. People. Communities. A better, sustainable living for all.

How We Accomplish Our Mission
We engage and mobilize individuals and communities to preserve the interconnected relationship between nature and people.

• Advocacy Campaigns
• Undercover Operations
• Bird Rescues
• Education
• Science and Citizen Science Projects
• Volunteer Programs

How We’re Different
There’s a lot of bird and wildlife organizations doing great work and we’ve partnered with many of them. But, we’re not your typical organization and we are certainly not a big box nonprofit with millions of dollars in revenue.

We’re a scrappy grassroots organization not afraid to ruffle feathers. We’re the bulldog large organizations have helped behind the scenes to get a job done that might otherwise have upset politicians or their corporate partners. We’re the ones employees leak information to when agencies and companies fail to follow environmental laws. We’re the ones who believe nature needs to be protected in our communities and not outsourced far away to mitigation banks out of convenience or for money. And that means we are often in the field – not often on the computer or in an office.

To save birds, we conduct undercover operations, rescue injured birds, stand down bulldozers, watchdog development sites, and create habit from unlikely sources. Our mission is birds. Not political or social agendas.

A Brighter, Sustainable Future
We seek a way forward to a healthy, sustainable planet for birds, people and their interconnected human and wildlife communities. Our work is rooted in the principles of sustainable development — social, environment and economics. We seek to instill in people everywhere that prosperity absolutely does not have to come at the cost of losing green space, wildlife and human health. In order to achieve strong, healthy and vibrant communities, we need to build connections to nature, not barriers against nature.

At Urban Bird, we understand the issues and we have bold, innovative and science-based solutions that are beneficial for bird populations, human health and economics.

Logo and Designs
The Urban Bird logo features our creative vision for the continued co-existence of birds and people – in, adjacent to, and surrounding our communities. It was conceived by founder Scott Artis as a visualization of what we stand for and a reminder that urban and suburban environments are and should be integrated with nature. The logo also symbolizes that development and all human activities, whether on land or at remote sea locations, must ensure the protection of birds (and all wildlife).

The Bird Warrior design built upon digital artist El Mantastic’s owl shield piece to create an innovative vision for bird activism and protection. Rooted in our history as a burrowing owl organization, the Latin name of the species (Athene cunicularia) derived from the Greek goddess Athena, a city protectress, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason, the design symbolizes Athena’s shield paying homage to our work defending birds. Her spears represent our determination to fight for bird life and ensuring birds remain a part of our communities. The goddess ultimately became the personification of wisdom and righteousness, and our design symbolizes our work to find wildlife-human solutions for the sustainability of both.

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