Chris Pollard and Francisco Meneses, Fund 2 Fellows, helping with native plants gardening at Audubon Center at Debs Park, Los Angeles, CA. Rafael Cardenas

Birds Need Our Help. Here's What You Can Do. 

Want to take action but aren't sure exactly how? There are plenty of ways to get involved. 

Engage In Community Science


Climate Watch Program

Climate change is the biggest threat to birds around the world. Learn how you can help by counting climate-threatened species.
Great Backyard Bird Count

About the Great Backyard Bird Count

Every February, count for as little as 15 minutes in your own backyard to help expand our understanding of birds.
Lesley Val Adams/Great Backyard Bird Count Participant.

How to Use eBird

A powerful tool for tracking sightings can change the way you bird.

How to Be an Effective Advocate for Birds in Five Minutes

So you’ve made a decision to do more to protect birds, other wildlife and our shared environment—now what?

Grow Plants for Birds

Brighten your life and the lives of birds with native plants. Use our database to find which plants will attract certain birds, and together let's grow one million bird-friendly plants. 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird at a butterflyweed. Dave Maslowski

Bring Hummingbirds to Your Home

Hummingbird. Hummingbird Camilla Cerea/Audubon
Hummingbirds at Home

Start Counting Hummingbirds Now

Join us as a community scientist to help learn more about hummingbirds and how to protect them.
Hummingbirds at Home

How to Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Yard

A little water, a few flowers, and a few perches will bring these tiny dynamos to visit.
Hummingbirds at Home

Hummingbirds at Home FAQ

Everything you need to know to start counting hummingbirds.
The Birdist's Rules of Birding

Take a Stand for Birds

From volunteering your time to writing letters, there are many ways to help birds. If you don't, who will?

Make Your House and Yard Safe for Birds

Birdfeeders and trees help birds, but they also increase the likelihood of deadly window impacts. Here’s how to make your yard truly bird friendly.

The Audubon Bird Guide