Habitat Hero

Planting a better world for birds and people

Rufous Hummingbird. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

One of the biggest bird conservation threats is habitat loss. To address this, our Habitat Hero program provides people, businesses, and cities with the resources to create bird habitat in their own communities. By planting bird-friendly gardens with native plants, not only are we creating more beautiful and water-efficient communities; we’re connecting people to nature. Learn how you can conserve birds through native gardening.
Special opportunity

Audubon Certified Garden Kits Now Available!

Audubon Rockies has partnered with Earth Love Gardens to offer Habitat Hero-certified gold garden kits! Each kit includes a diversity of native plant species, a nest box, native plant seeds, and more resources to help you provide habitat for birds. Earth Love Gardens's professional landscapers will install everything for you. Proceeds will support Habitat Hero.

News and Stories

Discouraging Big Bossy Birds From Eating All Your Bird Seed
Habitat Hero

Discouraging Big Bossy Birds From Eating All Your Bird Seed

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House Wren
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House Wren

A perky singer of open woodlands.

Backyard Hummingbirds
Habitat Hero

Backyard Hummingbirds

How to identify our local species and attract them to your yard.

How Do Hummingbirds Survive Spring Snowstorms?
Birds

How Do Hummingbirds Survive Spring Snowstorms?

Hint: They consume more than nectar

New Habitat Hero Garden at Lesher Middle School
Habitat Hero

New Habitat Hero Garden at Lesher Middle School

Native plants and bee hotels are just some features

Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community
Habitat Hero

Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community

Students released 700 native bees in Pagosa Springs (and no one was stung)!

Habitat Hero Weeding
Habitat Hero

Habitat Hero Weeding

Help care for a bird-friendly garden

Habitat Hero Garden Unveiled in Cheyenne
Habitat Hero

Habitat Hero Garden Unveiled in Cheyenne

A new bird-friendly garden provides benefits to birds and the community

Transform Your Yard and Community Into an Oasis for Birds & Insects
Habitat Hero

Transform Your Yard and Community Into an Oasis for Birds & Insects

This spring, help birds adapt to changing habitats with bird-friendly, native plants.

How you can help, right now