Bird populations are in decline as suitable habitat continues to be lost to development, forestry, agricultural, and other land uses. With 2.1 million acres converted to residential use each year, how you landscape and maintain your yard can make a difference for bird conservation and environmental health. You and your family can enhance your enjoyment of your property by making it a more welcoming place for birds and a more balanced part of the natural community. Audubon At Home is about taking individual conservation action that can sustain birds, other wildlife, and healthy habitats in our yards and neighborhoods.
Here in Maryland and DC, we are working to make sure residents in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed understand their own impact on the health of the Bay and the birds and other wildlife that call it home. Through workshops, outreach programs to community groups and working one-on-one with landowners, Audubon Maryland-DC is making sure the principles of Audubon At Home are being heard, understood and put into practice.