In 2016 the City of Amery was recognized with the Bird City USA award. The City is committed to protecting environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife habitats to promote the quality of the natural ecosystem as well as for livability, environmental health, and economic development as stated in the 2009 Comprehensive Plan. York Park, offering 40 acres of mixed hardwood forest, wetland and undeveloped lake shore, is a part of the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail and is one of thirteen parks in the city system. City ordinances prohibits any person from disturbing any bird's nests or eggs. The City will also began recognizing International Migratory Bird Day, starting in 2016.
Check out the links below to learn more about how you can protect birds and create habitats at your home!
"Cats Indoors" Program
Outdoor domestic cats are a recognized threat to global biodiversity. The American Bird Conservancy estimates that cats have contributed to the extinction of 33 species and continue to adversely impact a wide variety of other species. The ecological dangers are so critical that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists domestic cats as one of the world’s worst non-native invasive species. Follow the page link to learn more about keeping your feline indoors!
Up to one billion birds are killed each year from window collisions. The average home has two window strikes per year. Click this link to learn more about how to protect birds from window strikes in your home.
Small habitats can add up to a big difference. There are a number of ways to attract birds to your garden, from planting native plants to providing safe stopover areas for them to eat, drink and nest. Find information to enhance bird habitats in your backyard.