Creating Bird-Friendly Communities

People in urban areas can foster healthy bird populations right in their own backyards

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Photo: Brian Kushner

Each community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell. The Bird-Friendly Communities program is Audubon’s commitment to the sustainability of our urban, suburban and rural places. 

We can each do our part. We can restore and reconnect these places. We can reestablish the ecological functions of our cities and towns. We can provide essential, safe habitat for birds. We can choose native plants when we landscape our yards, neighborhood parks, and public spaces. With these simple acts, everyone can help make their community bird-friendly.

Lights Out Program
Bird-Friendly Communities

Lights Out Program

Save money - Save energy - Save birds

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Bird City Minnesota
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird City Minnesota

Healthy communities for birds and people

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Project BirdSafe
Project BirdSafe

Project BirdSafe

Reducing hazards to birds

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How you can help, right now