The urban environment is suited to some bird species. Urban parks and tree-lined avenues can harbour species which benefit from proximity to  humans. The same conditions exist in peri-urban areas which  have more natural vegetation : trees, grassland, (industrial) fallow land …

Conservation objectives

Support sustainable urban development (parks, etc.). Actively promote biodiversity. Do not renovate outside walls and roofs until after the breeding season of swallows and swifts that nest in buildings. Preserve cavities in buildings (Black Redstart, Little Owl, Hoopoe).


Urban areas are seriously disturbed by human activities. Many species are unable to adapt to these conditions and must either move away or  disappear. Common Swifts and House Martins nest in and on buildings. Renovation work carried out during the breeding season can compromise the breeding success of an entire colony.