Maryland Bird City Bird Campus
Salisbury University speaks for the birds, and not just seagulls!
- Habitat Creation, Protection, and Monitoring
- Campus Forest, Tree, and Habitat Management
- Limiting or Removing Threats to Birds
- Education, Curriculum, Research, and Service Learning
- Campus Energy and Sustainability
- World Migratory Bird Day
Salisbury University’s initiative focuses on three main goals:
- To make SU a better home for birds by providing habitat, shelter, water and a place to raise their young.
- To reduce dangers to birds on campus.
- To educate students and the community about the problems faced by birds, and what they can do to be proactive.
Accomplishments thus far include:
- On campus installation of nest boxes suitable for different species of song birds (chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, northern flickers, bluebirds, swallows, robins and phoebes) and screech owls.
- Collaboration with the City of Salisbury to install nest boxes in the City Park.
- Initiated construction a Chimney Swift tower on campus.
- Identified areas on campus with high prevalence of bird deaths from collisions with windows; remediation measures are underway.