Habitat Hero

Planting a better world for birds and people

Broad-tailed Hummingbird in a Habitat Hero garden. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

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.

News and Stories

A Garden’s Never Done
Habitat Hero

A Garden’s Never Done

Research on Habitat Heroes shows that wildscaping is an evolving journey for gardens, communities, and the gardeners themselves.

New Habitat Hero Garden in Pagosa Springs
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New Habitat Hero Garden in Pagosa Springs

With partners and volunteers, we’ve completed a new bird-friendly garden at the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership site.

Attract Native Bees With a Habitat Hero Garden
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Attract Native Bees With a Habitat Hero Garden

Learn how planting native plants can help pollinators in your backyard.

How to Build a Pollinator House
Community Naturalist

How to Build a Pollinator House

Attract native mason bees by building a place for them to nest.

Plant Native Plants With Seed Tape
Community Naturalist

Plant Native Plants With Seed Tape

A seven-step activity for planting small seeds with your kids.

The Palma Habitat Hero Garden
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The Palma Habitat Hero Garden

A small native garden provides habitat for birds in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

New Habitat Hero Grant Announced
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New Habitat Hero Grant Announced

CSU researcher lands National Science Foundation grant to encourage planting of native plants

Fall Planting a Success
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Fall Planting a Success

Two new Habitat Hero demonstration gardens now growing in Colorado.

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

Discouraging Big Bossy Birds From Eating All Your Bird Seed

Learn tips and tricks to stop backyard bullies.

House Wren
Bird Of The Week

House Wren

A perky singer of open woodlands.

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