Growing bird-friendly plants will attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful, easy to care for, and better for the environment. Native plants, or those that are uniquely adapted to your local environment, will attract and support your local birds and insects much better than non-native plants. This is because native plants host far more caterpillars and insects than plants that are not from your local environment. They can also provide many benefits for birds year-round such as shelter, places to nest, and food resources such as seeds, berries, and nectar.
Explore the best native plants for birds local to your area using Audubon's Native Plant Database. Scroll to find more native plant resources, and learn about other ways to make your space bird-friendly.
Creating Bird Friendly Landscapes
Plants For Birds
Research finds that Carolina Chickadees require a landscape with 70 percent native plants to keep their population steady.