Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
Bird-Friendly Communities

Grow Native

Native plants are the key to welcoming birds to your home
Photo: Kevin Malo/Audubon Photography Awards
Bird-Friendly Communities

Grow Native

Native plants are the key to welcoming birds to your home

By simply choosing native plants for our yards, neighborhood parks, and public spaces, we can create and restore vital habitat for birds in our communities and help birds adapt to and survive the challenges of climate change. Audubon's Plants for Birds program is designed to enable anyone to have a positive impact by planting for birds, right where they live. 

Help birds at your home and in your community today by growing native plants. Click here for a series of DIY Garden Designs created by our partners at LadyBug EarthCare and Waxwing EcoWorks

With Audubon's Native Plant Database, you can create a customized list of plants native to your area, find out how each species benefits birds, get connected to your local Audubon chapter and native plant nurseries, and help us get 1 million plants in the ground for birds. Growing native plants will attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful, easy to care for, and better for the environment. 

Birdy Dozen
Plants For Birds

Birdy Dozen

An Annual List of Recommended Native Plants for your Garden Space

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Brighten Up Your Balcony or Patio with a DIY Native-Plant Garden
Plants For Birds

Brighten Up Your Balcony or Patio with a DIY Native-Plant Garden

Even apartment dwellers can lure birds to their windows with container gardens. Here's how to get yours ready for spring migration.

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Plant Trees that Turn Your Yard Into a Bird Oasis—and Carbon Sponge
Climate

Plant Trees that Turn Your Yard Into a Bird Oasis—and Carbon Sponge

Trees create habitat and store CO2 for decades to come. Just pick carefully.

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Buy Local with Bird-Friendly Blooms
Bird-Friendly Communities

Buy Local with Bird-Friendly Blooms

Find native plants for your bird-friendly habitat while supporting neighborhood businesses.

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