Bird-Friendly Communities

Plants for Birds

Bring birds to your home today by growing native plants.
Bird-Friendly Communities

Plants for Birds

Bring birds to your home today by growing native plants.

Birds are nature’s messengers, and they're broadcasting loud and clear: They are already experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change, and this danger will only grow over time.

One of the best ways to help birds thrive is to make sure your yard is bird-friendly. By following the steps below, you can create a patch of habitat that attracts colorful birds, sweet melodies, and vibrant colors. If you don’t have a yard, you can still help birds by creating a native plant container garden on your patio or balcony.

The Bottom Line

This project has a conservation impact on 1.8 million acres of land and improved outcomes for four priority bird species.

Choose native plants that are adapted to your particular growing conditions, such as the amount of sunlight or shade, the type of soil, and the amount of precipitation the site receives. Search our native plants database for listings of the best bird- and wildlife-friendly plants for your area, as well as a list of native plant nurseries and other resources near you.

Learn more about Plants for Birds

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People
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Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People

Bird-friendly landscaping provides food, saves water, and fights climate change.

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Build a Brush Pile for Birds
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Build a Brush Pile for Birds

This simple backyard project offers shelter for birds in all seasons.

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Ways You Can Help