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Community Education/Outreach

Education and outreach for a Bird Friendly Community depends not just on the efforts of the Bird Friendly team but also in the town in general. There may be a spot for you as an individual or your organization to help out! 

World Migratory Bird Day

Bird day

There are two World Migratory Bird Days each year, one is the second Saturday in May, and the other is the second Saturday in October. The Town of Devon Bird Team holds events in the spring and in the fall each year, celebrating Birds and their protection. More information on World Migratory Bird Day can be found at:

Bird Friendly Practices

Individuals and community groups can help mitigate loss and protect our birds as they are a key part of a healthy environment.  Below are links to brochures that feature valuable “did you know” and “what you can do” information that makes it easy for everyone to do something to help protect our bird populations:

Town Bird


The Devon Bird Team is currently establishing a process to select an Official Town Bird. Once established, the process and results will be documented on this page. We envision that the selection process will involve an election by Devon's citizens and / or by Devon's students.

The  Devon Bird Team has narrowed the list of potential Town Birds to birds which are seen all year round in the Town of Devon, and by using the Devon Nature Club's on-line survey. Potential candidates (subject to change) are:

  • Blue Jay
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Northern Flicker
  • Saw Whet Owel
  • Sharp Skinned Hawk

Bird Friendly Coffee

Bird Friendly coffee comes from family farms in Latin America that provide good, forest-like habitat for birds. Rather than being grown on farms that have been cleared of vegetation, Bird Friendly coffees are planted under a canopy of trees. These trees provide the shelter, food and homes that migratory and local birds need to survive and thrive. Bird friendly coffee is available at:

Get Involved/Bird Friendly Science

There are many ways in which you can become involved in Bird Friendly programs in and around Devon.  Below are links to some of these activities:

Devon-Calmar Christmas Bird Count – contact Doug Macaulay at

If you have any questions about Devon's Bird Friendly initiative, please email our Devon Bird Team at:

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