Plants for Birds

Plants for Birds

Your guide to choosing plants that benefit birds year-round

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

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People
Birds

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People

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

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So You Have Your List of Native Plants. Now What?
Conservation

So You Have Your List of Native Plants. Now What?

Doing a little prep and research before you go to the nursery will save headaches and ensure you build the best habitat possible.

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Bird-Friendly Plants FAQ
Plants For Birds

Bird-Friendly Plants FAQ

Got questions? We have answers.

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Yards With Non-Native Plants Create ‘Food Deserts’ for Bugs and Birds
Plants For Birds

Yards With Non-Native Plants Create ‘Food Deserts’ for Bugs and Birds

Research finds that Carolina Chickadees require a landscape with 70 percent native plants to keep their population steady.

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Making Seed Balls to Help Birds
For Kids And Families

Making Seed Balls to Help Birds

With this simple DIY, you can spread the power of native plants far and wide.

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How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly
Plants For Birds

How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly

Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change.

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