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The Urban Habitat Project is a neighborhood-based effort to improve bird habitat in Philadelphia and raise awareness about urban birds.


As part of the Urban Habitat Project, bird boxes will be installed in public spaces throughout the neighborhood and residents can receive a home-based bird habitat installed at a reduced cost.  Community members can also participate in a number of workshops including morning and night time bird walks, gardening for birds, bird yoga and bird box building.   


The first target neighborhood for the Urban Habitat Project is Fairmount, due to its close proximity to natural resources like Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill River.  Several new Philadelphia neighborhoods will be targeted in the coming months.  


To kick off the Urban Habitat Project, Roots First is sponsoring a competition to design the bird boxes that will be installed throughout Philadelphia's neighborhoods.  To register for the competition, click here.

For the Birds
Birdhouse Design Competition
Spring, 2011

Click here for the competition guidelines!
http://www.rootsfirst.org/forthebirds.pdf