Native Plants & Habitat

You can create bird-friendly habitat around your home, school, business, and neighborhood spaces! Whether you have a backyard or a balcony, a rooftop deck or a window box, or an entire community park, you can take advantage of Audubon tools and resources to gain the knowledge to confidently start planting your own wildlife sanctuary.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Scarlet Bee Balm

What to Plant

Audubon’s interactive native plants database makes choosing the right plants a cinch.

You’ll get to explore the best plants for birds in your area, as well as local resources and links to more information.

Once you are finished, you’ll receive an emailed list of the native plants you’ve selected and get additional tips on creating your bird-friendly habitat.

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How to Plant

Right plant, right place. This is the key to a successful planting in your garden space. Check out these layouts for different soil, water and light conditions, each thoughtfully designed with birds in mind.

Each design shows three plans that you can right-size to fit the space you have available. Get started today with easy-to-follow diagrams that take the guesswork out of selecting companion plants and determining their best location.

Get Certified

Bird Town PA has compiled a comprehensive list of recognition and certification programs for native plant and wildlife habitats.