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.

Solar Gardens

Jack's Solar Garden
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Jack's Solar Garden

Advancing renewable energy while creating bird-friendly habitat.

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New Solar Garden in Johnstown
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New Solar Garden in Johnstown

Expanding the potential for bird-friendly gardens and solar energy.

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News and Stories

Audubon Rockies Abuzz with Longmont Pollinator Garden
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Audubon Rockies Abuzz with Longmont Pollinator Garden

Read about Audubon Rockies' recently unveiled Habitat Hero garden at Jack's Solar Garden in this piece from the Longmont Leader.

Introducing the Colorado Native Landscaping Coalition
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Introducing the Colorado Native Landscaping Coalition

New coalition of Colorado organizations aims to transform landscaping practices across the state.

Community Collaboration in Pagosa Springs Creates Habitat Hero Garden
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Community Collaboration in Pagosa Springs Creates Habitat Hero Garden

An interview with Community Naturalist Keith Bruno on KSUT.

Bird Migration & Your Yard
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Bird Migration & Your Yard

From native plants to nest boxes, there are many ways you can help birds in your yard.

A Garden’s Never Done
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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
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How to Build a Pollinator House

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

Plant Native Plants With Seed Tape
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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.

How you can help, right now