Sunflowers bloom in garden next to a Habitat Hero certification sign.
Sunflowers bloom in garden next to a Habitat Hero certification sign.
Habitat Hero

Become a Habitat Hero

Birds improve our lives; we can improve theirs too.
Annual sunflowers in a Habitat Hero garden. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies.
Annual sunflowers in a Habitat Hero garden. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies.
Habitat Hero

Become a Habitat Hero

Birds improve our lives; we can improve theirs too.

Habitat Heroes are individuals, organizations, and businesses that create habitat for birds and other wildlife by planting gardens with native plants. Anyone, regardless of their gardening abilities, can become a Habitat Hero. Once you've planted your bird-friendly garden, follow these steps to become a certified Habitat Hero. In doing so, you'll help inspire others to weave together a landscape in which birds thrive.

  1. View our garden categories to find out which your garden falls into.

  2. Submit our application

  3. We will review your application and determine if your garden is a bronze, silver or gold wildscape. Please allow 3-4 weeks to process your application and to receive your benefits package.

Watch this video for application instructions.

What benefits do I receive from my $30 application fee?

  • An all-weather Habitat Hero garden sign to proudly display in your garden that corresponds to your bronze, silver, or gold status.
  • One-year subscription to Audubon magazine
  • Electronic copy of either Colorado or Wyoming Wildscapes book
  • One packet of native wildflower seeds
  • Opportunity to be featured in Audubon Rockies communications help to inspire others
  • Pride in knowing you are part of the growing effort to weave together a landscape for wildlife

Contact Us

For more information or assistance, please contact Jamie Weiss, Habitat Hero coordinator, at jweiss@audubon.org or (970) 416-6931.

A Rufous Hummingbird drinks nectar from a Showy Milkweed.

Rufous Hummingbird. Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Get involved

Wildscape Ambassadors

Do you have a passion for native gardens? Use it to inspire others as a Wildscape Ambassador. Ambassadors are volunteers who receive training to promote native gardens in their own communities.

How you can help, right now