NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated New Haven an “Urban Bird Treaty City.”
The Urban Bird Treaty program is an effort to conserve migratory birds. New Haven is a sort of “stop over site” for many birds that migrate.
The treaty signing was part of a ceremony held at East Rock Park on Saturday. New Haven is now one of 26 Urban Bird Treaty Cities in the country.
“It tells a story about New Haven, how cities can make a contribution to good environmental outcomes, can protect wildlife and can give young people especially a place to go to learn about nature,” said Stewart Hudson, Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut and Vice President of the National Audubon Society.
New Haven is the second city in Connecticut to be designated an Urban Bird Treaty City. Hartford was designated in 2012.