FL Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program

(For Duval County Residents Only)

The Florida Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program is a program administered by the Florida Wildlife Extension in association with the County Extension Offices, that will help you landscape your property to be more appealing to birds and other wildlife. This program includes information on how to design a wildlife refuge in your yard.

Using detailed descriptions of your current or planned landscaping, we will provide tips on how to better attract and benefit desired wildlife species in your yard.

Upon completion, you will receive a personalized certificate and yard sign in recognition of your concern and efforts to provide food and cover for wildlife.

If you own or rent a residential property with at least 10 square yards that can be landscaped for wildlife, you can join the hundreds of Florida residents participating in the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program.

This program is being offered through a cooperative agreement between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Wildlife Extension. The Florida Wildlife Extension is part of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Institute for Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida.

Florida Public Bird Monitoring Program

Did you ever wonder how your landscaping affects wildlife? Well now YOU can help find out by participating in a citizen-based bird-monitoring program. The Florida Bird Monitoring Program is a web site where you can enter your bird survey data and view results from participants across Florida. Through this web site, people can track which birds occur in their yards and communities over time. Property owners that are landscaping for wildlife can determine which landscaping strategies and management techniques work best in attracting certain bird species and improve the ecological design and maintenance of their yards.

Find out more about this bird-monitoring program by visiting the Florida Wildlife Extension web site. If you have any questions or comments about this exciting program, please contact us at (904) 255-7450.

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If you are unable to print out the below application, please e-mail us a request and we will mail (by U.S. Mail) an application as soon as possible.

Duval County Residents only. If you live in another county please contact your local County Extension Office