Conservation

Bird-Friendly Communities

Photo: Will Stuart

Most Americans live in urban or suburban areas.  Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities initiative shows citizens  how taking small actions where they live and work can add up to real conservation impact for birds. Learn more about our Bird-Friendly Communties.

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Bird-Friendly Community Posts

2016 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year List
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

2016 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year List

The 2016 Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year list is here! Download it now.

Celebrating Three Years of Bird-Friendly Communities
Bird-Friendly Communities

Celebrating Three Years of Bird-Friendly Communities

January 2016 marks THREE YEARS of Bird-Friendly Communities - an initiative of Audubon working to drive growth leading to long-term conservation success for NC birds.

Sweetbay Magnolia: Adding Life to Your Garden
Native Plant Profiles

Sweetbay Magnolia: Adding Life to Your Garden

The Sweetbay Magnolia is among our Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year for 2016. Find this and other plants at your local participating retailer.

Cardinal Flower: A Hummingbird Magnet
Native Plant Profiles

Cardinal Flower: A Hummingbird Magnet

Attract Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to your yard with this bird-friendly native plant now available with participating retailers.

Take Swift Action to Help An Urban Bird
Bird-Friendly Communities

Take Swift Action to Help An Urban Bird

Meet Audubon's 2016 Bird of the Year - the Chimney Swift! Learn how you can help this urban bird thrive.

Winston-Salem Journal: Adding bird-friendly native plants helps everyone
In The News

Winston-Salem Journal: Adding bird-friendly native plants helps everyone

Providing the right kind of plants and elements in your landscape allows birds the three basic winter essentials: food, water and shelter.

Goodbye Nandina, Hello Spicebush
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Goodbye Nandina, Hello Spicebush

Make big strides to increase the number of bird-friendly native plants in your community. Ask city and county governments to use more plants from the Bird-Friendly Native Plants list.

Small Actions = Big Impact for Nuthatches
Bird-Friendly Communities

Small Actions = Big Impact for Nuthatches

In just two years, Audubon North Carolina’s network of supporters met a goal to install 10,000 nest boxes for nuthatches across the state.

Audubon North Carolina Helps Buy, Sell & Grow Plants to Benefit Birds
Media Releases

Audubon North Carolina Helps Buy, Sell & Grow Plants to Benefit Birds

Audubon North Carolina's latest program sparks a thriving economy for bird-friendly native plants in NC.

North Carolina Gardeners Have New Opportunities to Help Birds Thrive
Media Releases

North Carolina Gardeners Have New Opportunities to Help Birds Thrive

Audubon North Carolina empowers gardeners to grow local with its latest program, the Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year.

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