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

New Habitat Hero Garden in Pagosa Springs
Habitat Hero

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.

Jack's Solar Garden
Habitat Hero

Jack's Solar Garden

Support our largest Habitat Hero garden yet.

Attract Native Bees With a Habitat Hero Garden
Habitat Hero

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.

Habitat Hero Weekly Webinars
Habitat Hero

Habitat Hero Weekly Webinars

Learn bird-friendly gardening skills and ask experts about native plants.

Support the Habitat Hero Garden at Jack's Solar Garden
Habitat Hero

Support the Habitat Hero Garden at Jack's Solar Garden

Help us plant our largest Habitat Hero garden yet and explore a new model for solar farms.

Bird-friendly Garden Designs
Habitat Hero Resources

Bird-friendly Garden Designs

Download these free designs to create bird habitat in your garden.

Plan a Habitat Hero Garden
Habitat Hero

Plan a Habitat Hero Garden

Detailed, step-by-step, instructions for planning a Habitat Hero garden.

Habitat Hero Fact Sheet
Habitat Hero Background Information

Habitat Hero Fact Sheet

An overview of Habitat Hero for interested gardeners.

How you can help, right now