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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Why Leashing Dogs Is an Easy Way to Protects Birds and Their Chicks
News

Why Leashing Dogs Is an Easy Way to Protects Birds and Their Chicks

Dog owners might not realize it, but ample research shows how unleashed canines can disrupt and harm wildlife.

The Issue with Birds and Glass [plus webinar]
Bird-Friendly Communities

The Issue with Birds and Glass [plus webinar]

What makes birds susceptible to collisions in New York and beyond? Audubon scientists answer.

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.

WATCH: Native Plants and Pollinators
Plants For Birds

WATCH: Native Plants and Pollinators

Pollinators play a huge role in not only the ecosystem but our daily lives. Learn more about their habitat needs of pollinators and the role native plants play in supporting them.

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?

WATCH: Spring Migration
Bird-Friendly Communities

WATCH: 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.