Conservation

Bird-Friendly Communities

Photo: Will Stuart

Most Americans live in urban or suburban areas. Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities initiative shows locals 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

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

Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year List

The 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.

Help Winter Birds with a Deadhead
Bird-Friendly Communities

Help Winter Birds with a Deadhead

We are giving you a reason not to deadhead your flowers this fall. Just tell everyone it’s for the birds!

50 Plants for Where You Live
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

50 Plants for Where You Live

Download specific plant lists for where you live.

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