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Gardening For Birds

Song Sparrow on Oregon Grape Photo: Jon Anderson



Take your love of birds to the next level by creating habitat in your yard or garden that provides life-saving resources (think food, water, and shelter) for birds throughout the year. Gardening is an excellent way to ensure that outdoor spaces, whether large or small, help wildlife. Many North American bird species are in decline due to habitat loss and degradation, among other global threats. You can help!

Our Gardening for Birds website and resources will help you help birds by making it easy for you to design and plant a garden that is great for birds. Whether you have an existing garden that could use a few tweaks or an expansive lawn that you’re hoping to transform for the benefit of nature, this website and associated resources will give you a head start on welcoming more birds to your place!

American Robins bathing Photo: Daniel Arndt
American Goldfinch feeding on Cup-plant Photo: Gregor Beck

On the website, you will find details on 500+ plant species from which you can select those most compatible with your area and your garden plan. Once you’re done, you can print out or email yourself a list of plants that will help you successfully garden for birds!

Ways to start gardening for birds today

Check out the website!

View our new Gardening for Birds video series below, which will give you some bite-sized practical tips on ways you can start gardening for birds:

Link to Wild Birds Unlimited
A rock full of Atlantic Puffins in Newfoundland
Orange-crowned Warbler on Prairie Sunflower Photo: Larry Lamsa