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
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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
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Monthly Tips & Reminders for a Healthy Yard

Keep your backyard bird-friendly all year round!

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Audubon in the Parks
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Audubon in the Parks

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

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Attracting Birds to Your Feeder
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Attracting Birds to Your Feeder

Different species enjoy different snacks.

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Changing the Face of Urban Gardens
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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
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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
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Plants for Birds in a Warming World

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

Plants for Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

Plants for Birds

It's now easier than ever to find bird-friendly plants in your region! Explore the first-of-its-kind native plants database made possible by Susan & Coleman Burke.

How to: Create Window Clings to Prevent Bird Collisions
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How to: Create Window Clings to Prevent Bird Collisions

A fun & easy way to prevent spring migrants from flying into your windows.

Native Plants for Birds
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Native Plants for Birds

Attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful, easy to care for, and better for the environment.

Grow These Native Plants So Your Backyard Birds Can Feast
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Grow These Native Plants So Your Backyard Birds Can Feast

Native plants beat even the best bird feeder. Here’s what to put in your garden to transform it into a year-round wonderland.

Book Review: The Great Healthy Yard Project
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Book Review: The Great Healthy Yard Project

Physician and author Diane Lewis tells us why it’s important we get contaminants out of our water once and for all.

5 Tips for Urban Birding
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5 Tips for Urban Birding

Birdwatcher and book author Deborah Rivel, shares tips that will make your birding excursion a hit.

Book Review: Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island
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Book Review: Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island

Author Deborah Rivel, shares with us how to birdwatch in the most urban of environments.