Plants for Birds

Bring Birds to Your Home with Native Plants

The month of May is a great time of the year to consider including wildlife-friendly native plants in your gardening plans. By choosing plants that naturally occur where you live, you'll provide both resident and migratory birds with the essential insects, fruit, seeds and shelter they need year-round, while also helping them adapt and survive in the face of climate change. Some careful plant choices can turn your garden, patio or balcony into a more beautiful and environmentally friendly space, while helping to protect birds - especially during this current migration season.

Find bird-friendly plants for your area with Audubon's native plants database at audubon.org/native-plants.

Here is a great article about the benefits of bird-friendly native plants. 

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D-Bird
Citizen Science

D-Bird

A citizen science effort to monitor bird collisions across the state.

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Plants for Birds
Conservation

Plants for Birds

Over the last 100 years, urban sprawl has transformed 150 million acres of farmland and native habitats across the United States into buildings, hardscape, and 40 million acres of highly manicured lawns. Filled with exotic plants, these urban landscapes no longer support the healthy, functioning ecosystems that birds and wildlife need.

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Texas Audubon Centers

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
Chapters & Centers

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Nestled in geologically-unique canyon full of rare species in Cedar Hill, TX.

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Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Chapters & Centers

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

The historic Leeper House anchors spectacular native gardens at the gateway to perhaps the best birding in San Antonio, on Mitchell Lake and the surrounding 1,200 acres of native habitat.

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Trinity River Audubon Center
Chapters & Centers

Trinity River Audubon Center

Stunning prairie views, five miles of hiking trails through the Great Trinity Forest, and excursions on the Trinity River are just the beginning of this world away, just ten minutes from downtown Dallas.

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