Bird-Friendly Communities

Snap and Share – We Want to See Your Bird-Friendly Backyard!

Got a bird-friendly backyard? You know what we mean by bird-friendly. Are you growing native plants like the beautyberry; have you installed a nest box for nuthatches; have you hung a suet feeder that birds flock to when they need to refuel?

We want to see it all!

We want to see your bird-friendly backyards. Send your photos from the spring, summer, fall and winter. Just make sure to tell us where you are and what you have packing in a gorgeous resting spot for birds.

Black-throated Blue Warbler male on a beautyberry by Will Stuart.

Beginning in January, we’ll feature your photos on the Audubon NC Facebook page where your photo will be showcased for Audubon’s growing group of bird lovers to enjoy. Sharing the story of your bird-friendly backyard will inspire others to join in the fun and help birds thrive across North Carolina.

Whether migrating through or year-round residents, building a bird-friendly backyard gives birds in NC the boost they need to survive and thrive. Putting up a nest box where cavity-nesting birds can make a home to planting native (non-invasive) plants that provide berries and insects to feed growing baby birds; there are so many great ways to make a difference for the birds in your backyard.

Goldfinch by Donald Mullaney.

Get your bird-friendly glory with the Audubon NC team and start snapping and sharing today. We know birds love your yard, now it’s time to show it off for everyone to enjoy.

Launched in 2013, Audubon North Carolina’s Bird-Friendly Communities initiative is a partnership program involving more than 20 organizations with a vision for creating a more bird-friendly North Carolina. This vision statement guides the goals and projects of the group: “Bird-friendly communities give birds the opportunity to succeed by providing connected habitat dominated by native plants, minimizing threats posed by the built environment, and engaging people of all ages and backgrounds in stewardship of nature.”

How you can help, right now