Most Americans live in cities or suburbs, and people can play a critical role in fostering healthy wildlife populations and communities. Rural regions have an outsized opportunity to contribute. As the leading voice for birds, Audubon can inspire the one in five adults who watch birds to make daily lifestyle choices that add up to real conservation impact.
Audubon Washington is helping to guide bird friendly restoration practices in our city parks, and we are working with our chapters to build campaigns that focus on increasing native habitat for birds in urban areas, and reducing building collisions often caused by light pollution.
Bird Friendly Backyards
- Make Your Yard More Bird-Friendly John Marzluff, University of Washington
- How to Create a Bird Friendly Sanctuary, National Audubon Society
- Backyards could be a boon for urban birds, Conservation Magazine
- The Chickadee's Guide to Gardening, Doug Tallamy, NY Times
- Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens
- Puget Sound Backyard Birds & Habitat, Craig and Joy Johnson
- Forest Parkland Restoration Planning Related to Breeding Birds in Seattle, WA, Audubon Washington
- Forest restoration practices to reduce nest disturbance and breeding bird mortality in forested parklands.
- Impacts of Habitat Restoration and the Status of Avian Communities in Seattle City Parks, Seattle Audubon Society
- Maintaining and Improving Habitat for Hummingbirds in Oregon and Washington
- Building for Birds, Joanna Eckles, Audubon Minnesota, TEDx Talk
- When Birds and Glass Collide, Audubon Magazine
- Bird-window Collisions across North America: A continent-wide collaborative research project that seeks to understand the factors influencing bird-window collisions.
- Bird Friendly Building Design, American Bird Conservancy
- Vancouver Bird Stragety, City of Vancouver, BC
- Resource Guide for Bird Friendly Building Design, Portland, Oregon
- Standards for Bird Safe Buildings, City of San Fransico
- Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds, USFWS
- Pollinator Pathway, a simple idea to connect fragmented urban landscapes.