Creating Bird-Friendly Communities

Photo: Susie Creamer

Over the past century, urbanization has taken contiguous, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with sterile lawns and exotic ornamental plants.  We’ve introduced walls of glass, toxic pesticides, and domestic predators.  The human-dominated landscape no longer supports functioning ecosystems or provides healthy places for birds.

Each community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell.  Creating Bird-Friendly Communities 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, choosing native plants and providing birdhouses, roosting towers, and nest platforms when we landscape our yards, neighborhood parks, and public spaces. With these simple acts, everyone can help make their community bird-friendly.

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