Cities, Towns, and Parks

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 birds. In turn, birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live.

The Threat

Over the past century, urbanization has taken, fragmented, and transformed ecologically productive land 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.

The Solution

Audubon’s Bird-friendly Communities strives to provide food, shelter, safe passage, and places for birds to raise their young, through our Plants for Birds and Bird-friendly Buildings programs. As we work to create healthy habitats, we also work to ensure safe spaces for our feathered friends. Check out some bird-friendly yard tips here and read on to learn more.

Plants for Birds

By simply choosing native plants for our yards and public spaces, we can restore vital habitats for birds in our communities and help them adapt and survive in the face 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. 

Bring more birds to your home with native plants! Visit the native plants database to create a customized list of plants native to your area, get connected to your local Audubon and native plant nurseries, and help us get 1 million plants in the ground for birds. 

Enter your zip code here!

Bird-Friendly Community News

Audubon Supports Introduction of Bill That Would Promote Native Plants in Federal Projects

December 15, 2023 — Native plants help birds find the food and habitat they need in a changing climate.

Partnerships Help the Lights Out Program Expand in North Carolina And Beyond

October 16, 2023 — Wake Audubon’s collaboration with Kane Realty builds on the national Lights Out movement.

How Bird Safe Philly is Making the City Safer for Migrating Birds

October 16, 2023 — The new bird-friendly window treatment at Sister Cities Cafe marks the group’s latest accomplishment.
Proclamations, Resolutions, and Ordinances
Audubon Florida Assembly. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon
Proclamations, Resolutions, and Ordinances

Protecting birds and providing them with abundant habitat and safe passage is achievable with PROs – Proclamation, Resolutions and Ordinances. Connect with your local Audubon chapter, center, or sanctuary, to learn more about PROs for native plants and bird-friendly buildings or reach out to

Our Team

Marlene Pantin

Partnerships Manager, Plants for Birds

Connie Sanchez

Bird-friendly Buildings Program Manager

Our Work in Communities