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

Backyard Hummingbirds
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Backyard Hummingbirds

How to identify our local species and attract them to your yard.

How Do Hummingbirds Survive Spring Snowstorms?
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How Do Hummingbirds Survive Spring Snowstorms?

Hint: They consume more than nectar

New Habitat Hero Garden at Lesher Middle School
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New Habitat Hero Garden at Lesher Middle School

Native plants and bee hotels are just some features

Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community
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Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community

Students released 700 native bees in Pagosa Springs (and no one was stung)!

Habitat Hero Garden Unveiled in Cheyenne
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Habitat Hero Garden Unveiled in Cheyenne

A new bird-friendly garden provides benefits to birds and the community

Transform Your Yard and Community Into an Oasis for Birds & Insects
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Transform Your Yard and Community Into an Oasis for Birds & Insects

This spring, help birds adapt to changing habitats with bird-friendly, native plants.

Hummingbird Science
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Hummingbird Science

Notes from a Wyoming hummingbird researcher.

Making Seed Balls to Help Birds
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Making Seed Balls to Help Birds

With this simple DIY, you can spread the power of native plants far and wide.

How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly
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How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly

Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change.

Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People
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Why Native Plants Are Better for Birds and People

Bird-friendly landscaping provides food, saves water, and fights climate change.

How you can help, right now