Bird City Wisconsin
2018 has been declared "The Year of the Bird", as it marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, "the most powerful and important bird-protection act ever passed" (National Geographic). People around the world are joining forces to celebrate birds and take action to ensure they are here for the next 100 years.
Hudson is one of over 100 Wisconsin communities to be designated "Bird City Wisconsin". Bird City Wisconsin provides public recognition to municipalities that work to make healthy communities for both birds and people. Birds are an important part of any community. Hudson is a wonderful place to see a wide variety of birds, from bald eagles over Prospect Park to trumpeter swans the winter on the St. Croix River. Warblers migrate through Hudson each spring and fall and can be seen in many places, including along the Lakefront Park walking trail, at Willow River State Park, and along the Trout Brook Trail.
Hudson hosts a Bird Celebration to recognize International Migratory Bird Day on the second weekend in May each year. This event is sponsored by Tropical Wings, a non-profit organization that supports bird education and conservation. The celebration includes a Friday evening program at the Phipps Center for the Arts, and a variety of outdoor activities in the St. Croix Valley on Saturday, including a morning of family-friendly activities at the Wisconsin Campus of Carpenter Nature Center (300 East Cove Road, Hudson).
The websites of the following organizations provide information on birds, bird habitat, their migratory patterns, and on issues addressed in information at the links shown on the left side of this page:
- Bird City Wisconsin
- Tropical Wings
- The Audubon Society
- Wisconsin DNR
- National Conservation Resources Service - USDA