For 2018, Resolve to Help Birds in Three Simple Ways

Ring in the new year by raising your voice for bird conservation and making your home an avian haven.

Want to make your resolutions for 2018 result in more than a forgotten gym membership? Celebrate the Year of the Bird by committing to these three simple actions you can take to help our feathered friends thrive. 

Plant more native plants. Depending on where you live, you might need to wait a few months before busting out your shovel and work gloves. But winter is a great time to start planning a bird-friendly garden, and Audubon’s native plants database can help you find the right trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers for your backyard.

Help reduce window collisions. As many as a billion birds in North America die every year from collisions with buildings, and the windows of homes in the United States make up at least 150 million of those deaths. The good news is there are easy steps you can take to prevent window strikes and make your home truly bird-friendly.

Stand up for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The MBTA, which turns 100 years old in 2018, is America’s cornerstone bird conservation law. Its passage was one of the first victories for the National Audubon Society. Today, however, the MBTA is under attack, and it’s up to birders to once again stand up for the law and the creatures it protects.