Audubon is committed to transforming our communities into places where birds flourish.
Where birds thrive, people prosper. From urban centers to rural towns, each community can provide important habitat for native birds. In turn, birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live. Over the past century, urbanization has taken contiguous, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with sterile lawns and exotic ornamental plants. We’ve introduced walls of glass, toxic pesticides, and domestic predators. The human-dominated landscape no longer supports functioning ecosystems or provides healthy places for birds.
In the Mid-Atlantic, communities across the commonwealth are taking steps to create healthier communities that are resilient, sustainable, and environmentally just. Each community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell. Creating Bird-Friendly Communities is Audubon’s commitment to the sustainability of our urban, suburban, and rural places. We can restore and reconnect these places. We can reestablish the ecological functions of our cities and towns. We can provide essential, safe habitat for birds. With simple acts of hope, everyone can help make their community bird-friendly.
Photo: Lynn Cleveland/Audubon Photography Awards
Whether you have a window box, containers, or a traditional garden, you can provide vital habitat for birds with just a few simple steps. Get started today!