Bird-Friendly Communities

Where birds thrive, people prosper.

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Birds connect us to nature in unique ways. Birds are readily accessible everywhere and require no equipment or specialized knowledge to enjoy. People of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy the pleasures of bird watching in urban, suburban, and rural areas, connecting us to the natural world in a tangible way. When bird populations thrive, so do the ecosystems that people depend upon for a healthy quality of life. 

Plants for Birds
Plants for Birds

Plants for Birds

We can provide essential, safe habitat for birds by choosing native plants.

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Seasonal Tips for a Bird-Friendly Backyard
Bird-Friendly Communities

Seasonal Tips for a Bird-Friendly Backyard

A to-do list that will keep the birds happy all year-long!

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Monthly Tips & Reminders for a Healthy Yard
Bird-Friendly Communities

Monthly Tips & Reminders for a Healthy Yard

Keep your backyard bird-friendly all year round!

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Audubon in the Parks
Bird-Friendly Communities

Audubon in the Parks

A unique partnership connecting people with nature to enhance bird conservation.

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Attracting Birds to Your Feeder
Bird-Friendly Communities

Attracting Birds to Your Feeder

Different species enjoy different snacks.

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Beginners Guide to Native Plants for Birds
Plants For Birds

Beginners Guide to Native Plants for Birds

Live in New York and want to attract birds, bees, and other pollinators to your home or community? Start here.

How to: Create Window Decals to Prevent Bird Collisions
Bird-Friendly Communities

How to: Create Window Decals to Prevent Bird Collisions

A fun and easy way to prevent migratory birds from flying into your windows.

Spring Migration FAQs
Birding

Spring Migration FAQs

How much do you know about the comings and goings of the birds outside your window?

VIDEO: Spring Migration
Bird-Friendly Communities

VIDEO: Spring Migration

Get an inside look at the science behind bird migration with this webinar recording.

Funding Awarded to Audubon Chapters Will Green Local Communities
Centers, Sanctuaries & Chapters

Funding Awarded to Audubon Chapters Will Green Local Communities

These Audubon Chapter projects offer incredible new opportunities for local people to help birds.

Putting Her “Green Thumb” to the Ground for Birds
Centers, Sanctuaries & Chapters

Putting Her “Green Thumb” to the Ground for Birds

Local Audubon chapter leader is transforming Long Island with native plants.

There’s a Growing Political Push To Make More Buildings Bird-Safe
Advocacy

There’s a Growing Political Push To Make More Buildings Bird-Safe

In Congress, state legislatures, and some of our biggest cities, policies to prevent deadly collisions are gaining ground.

Changing the Face of Urban Gardens
Bird-Friendly Communities

Changing the Face of Urban Gardens

Audubon New York and students dig in at West Side Community Garden

Buying Seeds? Attract and Protect Birds with Native Plants
Bird-Friendly Communities

Buying Seeds? Attract and Protect Birds with Native Plants

You can turn your yard, patio, or balcony into a haven for birds and other pollinators by choosing native plants!

Plants for Birds in a Warming World
Bird-Friendly Communities

Plants for Birds in a Warming World

You can help birds threatened by climate change through bird-friendly gardening.