In addition to stormwater management, urban heat island reduction and good looks, ecoroofs can provide habitat for various urban wildlife, particularly birds and insects. Soil and vegetation attract pollinators and other insects, which in turn attract birds. Multiple species have been documented feeding, resting and even nesting on Portland ecoroofs.
We would love to hear about bird, pollinator, or any other wildlife observations made on your Portland ecoroof. This tracking sheet can be filled out and sent back to us, along with a photo if possible, or just shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-823-5740 to let us know what you’ve seen. What is the species and how is it using the ecoroof? Can you tell what has attracted them? Are they quickly passing through or are they feeding or resting? The more detail you can give us, the better we can understand the habitat benefits ecoroofs provide.