Latin: Spizella breweri
Where birds thrive, people prosper
The Calliope Hummingbird and many other Washington birds are at risk from climate change. Photo: Annie Katz/Audubon Photography Awards
Over the past century, urbanization has taken contiguous, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with sterile lawns and exotic ornamental plants. We’ve introduced walls of glass, toxic pesticides, and domestic predators. The human-dominated landscape no longer supports functioning ecosystems or provides healthy places for birds.
Each community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell. Creating Bird-Friendly Communities is Audubon’s commitment to the sustainability of our urban, suburban, and rural places. We can each do our part. We can restore and reconnect these places. We can reestablish the ecological functions of our cities and towns. We can provide essential, safe habitat for birds, choosing native plants and providing birdhouses, roosting towers, and nest platforms when we landscape our yards, neighborhood parks, and public spaces. With these simple acts, everyone can help make their community bird-friendly.
When you grow native plants, you help birds and the environment.
Connecting people with nature to create safe places where birds and people prosper.
Participate in one of the fastest growing recreational activities in America.
Find the best places for the best bird watching in the Evergreen State.
Decision makers need to hear from you. Sign up for Audubon Washington's Action Alerts and you will have an opportunity to weigh in on proposals that impact birds.
Birds need YOU! Get involved in helping to preserve our birds and their habitats today. There is something for everyone!
Does your decision maker know that climate change is number one threat to birds? Ask for their help to protect the birds, the places, and the planet we love.