Plants for Birds

Working together for healthier, more resilient communities.

Photo: Will Stuart

Audubon Mid-Atlantic is making it easier for you to get educated and get started adding native plants to your community. Nearly all plants provide some benefit to the environment. But, plants that are native to the areas where you live have the greatest number of benefits. They support birds and other wildlife through many stages of their lifecycle. They provide food in the form of seeds, nectar, berries, and nuts. And, they play a critical role in maintaining insect species that are crucial to the survival of nestlings and migrating birds. Native plants also contribute to healthier more resilient human communities by more sustainably adding shade, storing carbon, and absorbing stormwater to help reduce flooding and polluted run-off after storms than non-native plants.  

Get Involved!

Click on the links below to learn more about Audubon Mid-Atlantic's Plants for Birds programming across the state and get planting.

DIY Garden Designs
Bird-Friendly Communities

DIY Garden Designs

Thoughtfully designed with birds in mind

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Grow Native
Bird-Friendly Communities

Grow Native

Native plants are the key to welcoming birds to your home

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Bird-Friendly Blooms
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird-Friendly Blooms

Making it easier to find native plants in your community.

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American Goldfinch

Photo: Lynn Cleveland/Audubon Photography Awards

Living Landscapes
Education

Living Landscapes Lesson Series

A 4th Grade Lesson Series That Brings Schoolyard Ecosystems to Life

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Bird-Friendly Buildings
Bird-Friendly Buildings

Bird-Friendly Buildings

Glass and lights present major hazards to birds, killing hundreds of millions each year.

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Maryland-DC Bird Friendly Habitat Signs
Plants For Birds

MD-DC Bird-Friendly Habitat

Looking to enroll your Maryland or DC property in the Bird-Friendly Habitat program? Learn more here.

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Learn More and Get Involved

Audubon Maryland-DC and Audubon Pennsylvania have joined forces to become Audubon Mid-Atlantic.