Creating Bird-Friendly Communities

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Where birds thrive, people prosper.

Audubon is committed to transforming our communities into places where birds flourish. From urban centers to rural towns, each community can provide important habitat for native birds. In turn, birds offer us a richer, more beautiful, and healthful place to live. 

Each community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell. Creating Bird-Friendly Communities is Audubon’s commitment to the sustainability of our urban, suburban, and rural places. We can restore and reconnect these places. We can reestablish the ecological functions of our cities and towns. We can provide an essential, safe habitat for birds.

Photo: Andean Emerald. Photo: Ly Dang.

Urban and Backyard Birds

American Goldfinch

Latin:  Spinus tristis

Illustration for American Goldfinch

American Robin

Latin:  Turdus migratorius

Illustration for American Robin

Barn Swallow

Latin:  Hirundo rustica

Illustration for Barn Swallow

Baltimore Oriole

Latin:  Icterus galbula

Illustration for Baltimore Oriole

Black-capped Chickadee

Latin:  Poecile atricapillus

Illustration for Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Latin:  Cyanocitta cristata

Illustration for Blue Jay

Carolina Chickadee

Latin:  Poecile carolinensis

Illustration for Carolina Chickadee

Dark-eyed Junco

Latin:  Junco hyemalis

Illustration for Dark-eyed Junco

Downy Woodpecker

Latin:  Dryobates pubescens

Illustration for Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Bluebird

Latin:  Sialia sialis

Illustration for Eastern Bluebird

Hairy Woodpecker

Latin:  Dryobates villosus

Illustration for Hairy Woodpecker

House Wren

Latin:  Troglodytes aedon

Illustration for House Wren

Mourning Dove

Latin:  Zenaida macroura

Illustration for Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Latin:  Cardinalis cardinalis

Illustration for Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Latin:  Agelaius phoeniceus

Illustration for Red-winged Blackbird

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Latin:  Pheucticus ludovicianus

Illustration for Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Latin:  Archilochus colubris

Illustration for Ruby-throated Hummingbird

White-breasted Nuthatch

Latin:  Sitta carolinensis

Illustration for White-breasted Nuthatch

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