A volunteer digs holes for the Habitat Hero garden at Kiowa Creek Ranch.
A volunteer digs holes for the Habitat Hero garden at Kiowa Creek Ranch.
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Bird-friendly Garden Designs

Download these free designs to create bird habitat in your garden.
A volunteer digs holes for the Habitat Hero garden at Kiowa Creek Ranch. Photo: Parker Seibold
A volunteer digs holes for the Habitat Hero garden at Kiowa Creek Ranch. Photo: Parker Seibold
Habitat Hero Resources

Bird-friendly Garden Designs

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

In 2019 we partnered with Colorado State University to provide students with an opportunity to support Habitat Hero’s efforts. One of these student projects was to design gardens for climate-threatened birds along the Front Range. Each of the booklets feature plant profiles, a planting diagram, and maintenance tips that will help you plant a garden that will help give birds a fighting chance. Take a look at the booklet descriptions below and download the one that best fits your needs.


Planter Boxes

Purpose: To appeal to as many pollinators and migratory birds as possible in a limited space and no yard. You can still make an impact, even from planting a few strategically placed planters

Audience: Residents living in apartments, retirement homes, patio homes, etc., designed for people with limited space, no yard, and minimal maintenance requirements

Download Full SunPartial Sun, and Shade Bird-Friendly Garden Designs


Suburban Home

Purpose: To better utilize a backyard as a natural space desirable to native pollinators, native birds, and homeowners

Audience: Ideal design for suburban residents with under-utilized lawn space

Download Full Sun and Partial Sun Bird-Friendly Garden Designs


Small Business

Purpose: Incorporate human use of native plant species and habitats by pollinators and migratory birds

Audience: Perfect design for small business owners or homes with patio spaces

Download Full Sun and Partial Sun Bird-Friendly Garden Designs


Water Catchment

Purpose: Create a corridor for pollinator species to live. With the repeal of the Colorado Water ban, there is going to be an increase for homes that have a more readily available access to water. We wanted to create this design to be able to cater to people that utilize leach fields or water catchment systems.

Audience: Homeowners on the Front Range in Colorado that have a leach field in the back yard or a water catchment system they can use to water the lawn.

Download this Bird-Friendly Garden Design for Sunny and Wet habitats

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