Bird-Friendly Communities

Students in North Carolina Tackle Light Pollution with Cube Satellites

— How six students from UNC Asheville are creating a tool to help support Lights Out initiatives in North Carolina and beyond.

How to Bring Lights Out to a City Near You

— Audubon chapters across the U.S. have been instrumental in convincing cities to turn their lights out for migrating birds.

Mysterious illness Affects Birds in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

— Here's what we know so far about the disease and what you can do to help your birds.

Audubon Spotlight: Connie Sanchez Is at the Nexus of Everything

— The Bird-Friendly Buildings program manager and Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s communications coordinator reflects on her conservation journey.

How Bird-Friendly Are Your Holiday Decorations?

— Artificial plants, string, and netting can harm birds. Here's how to make your decor safe for them—and, with a bit of effort, even welcoming.
Khalif Johnson, from left, Dennis Riordan and Randall Fleming prepare seedlings for planting at the Urbanscapes Native Plant Nursery in New Haven, Conn. Courtesy of Menunkatuck Audubon Society

New Haven’s First Native Plant Nursery Sprouts with Audubon in Action Grant

— Even amidst the pandemic, Menunkatuck Audubon Society and its partners found a way to establish New Haven’s first native plant nursery.

Reducing collisions with glass

— Birds face innumerable threats in our human built environment and our glass surfaces are one of the biggest.
Pileated Woodpecker. Mick Thompson

National Audubon Society and Bower & Branch Team Up to Bring Native Plants to Costco

— Available on Costco.com through June 21

Lights Out for the Texas Skyscraper That Caused Hundreds of Songbird Deaths

— With input from local wildlife groups and birders, the owners are shutting down the lights and turning up the dialogue around bird-friendly practices.