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
Habitat Hero

Jack's Solar Garden

Advancing renewable energy while creating bird-friendly habitat.

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New Solar Garden in Johnstown
Habitat Hero

New Solar Garden in Johnstown

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

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News and Stories

New Habitat Hero Grant Announced
Habitat Hero

New Habitat Hero Grant Announced

CSU researcher lands National Science Foundation grant to encourage planting of native plants

Fall Planting a Success
Habitat Hero

Fall Planting a Success

Two new Habitat Hero demonstration gardens now growing in Colorado.

Discouraging Big Bossy Birds From Eating All Your Bird Seed
Habitat Hero

Discouraging Big Bossy Birds From Eating All Your Bird Seed

Learn tips and tricks to stop backyard bullies.

House Wren
Bird Of The Week

House Wren

A perky singer of open woodlands.

Backyard Hummingbirds
Habitat Hero

Backyard Hummingbirds

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

How Do Hummingbirds Survive Spring Snowstorms?
Birds

How Do Hummingbirds Survive Spring Snowstorms?

Hint: They consume more than nectar

New Habitat Hero Garden at Lesher Middle School
Habitat Hero

New Habitat Hero Garden at Lesher Middle School

Native plants and bee hotels are just some features

Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community
Habitat Hero

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
Habitat Hero

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
Habitat Hero

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

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

How you can help, right now