Rural Birds to Help

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 2.48.12 PMIf you own a rural yard or larger property, you probably have a lot of birds already in your yard.  But there are always additional birds in your area that may need a little extra attention in order to thrive on your property.

Rural Birds to Help are those species that can often thrive on a larger or more rural property, but that usually need a little more care and help to survive.

To find a Rural Bird to Help to attract to your property, click on the image of name of the birds below in order to get the one page printable .pdf fact sheet outlining what that bird needs and how you can provide what it needs on your property.  Some of these birds live in only part of North America, so make sure that the ones you want to help actually live in your area.

Rural Birds to Help

AMKEAmerican Kestrel


Barn Owl

BADOBarred Owl

EABLEastern Bluebird

EAMEEastern Meadowlark

EATOEastern Towhee

NOBONorthern Bobwhite

WEBLWestern Bluebird

WODOWood Duck

WOTHWood Thrush


To better help birds in your rural area, enlist your neighbors in providing additional habitat for these birds.  You may even consider forming a wildlife coop in order to better work together.  You can find additional information on how to help birds in your neighborhood by downloading the Neighborhood Bird Conservation Workbook.  Note that at the Birds to Help fact sheets are no longer available on the Audubon at Home website, but are now available here at Urban Birdscapes.

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