If you are fortunate enough to have a yard or even a patch of land that you steward, one of the most rewarding actions you can take is bird gardening.
Tree Swallows Photo: Caroline Biel
Take your love of birds to the next level by creating and enhancing habitat that provides them with essential resources (food, water, and shelter) throughout the year. With Birds Canada’s new online resources at birdgardens.ca, you can design a nature-focused garden. When you garden with birds in mind, your property can become part of a larger conservation initiative to help address the loss of biological diversity (biodiversity). And you might be surprised by how many new wildlife species you’ll see visiting your property or living in your garden!
You could also consider supporting efforts to protect important habitat for birds and other wildlife. To learn about areas in Canada that have already been identified as crucial for maintaining Canada’s bird populations, visit our Important Bird and Biodiversity/Key Biodiversity Area program page.