Birdhouse Project

Together with the Topeka Audubon Society, FOD presents the opportunity to adopt a bird house in Dornwood Park. On the Discover Dornwood Day (October 20) 50 birdhouses will placed in the park by individuals, organizations and families who adopt the birdhouses.

What does it mean to adopt a birdhouse?

As an adopter, you agree to take responsibility of one bird house. This means you commit to place the birdhouse in the park on the Discover Dornwood Day and maintain the birdhouse per Topeka Audubon Society guidelines. The guidelines are posted here: TAS Blue Bird House Adopter Guidelines.  The birdhouses will be provided by Friends of Dornwood.

On the Friends of Dornwood website a map will be provided with the locations of the birdhouses and the names of the adopters.  Adopters will also receive an FOD Adoption Certificate suitable for framing.

Who can adopt a birdhouse?

Adoption is available for individuals, families, organizations and associations. We require adopters to be 18 years or older and adoption is limited to one birdhouse per mailing address. Adopters agree to be present at the Discover Dornwood Day; October 20, 2012, between 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM to place the birdhouse at the location indicated by the Topeka Audubon Society. 

What does it cost to adopt a birdhouse?

You can adopt a birdhouse free of charge!  We do require you to be present on October 20 between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM and place the birdhouse on one of the assigned positions in the park.

If you are interested in adopting a birdhouse, please fill out the form on the right side of this page. Please note the number of birdhouses is limited and they will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.