Suburban Birds to Help

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 2.49.01 PMTraditional suburban yards are dominated by lawns, flowerbeds, foundation plantings, and shade trees.  With a little additional work, they can provide useful habitat for many local birds that need help to survive in suburban neighborhoods.

Suburban Birds to Help are those birds that may be more common in larger local habitat patches, such as woodlands and large parks, but that need help surviving the less hospitable landscapes of traditional yards and neighborhoods.

To help birds in your suburban yard, click on the name of picture of a Suburban Bird to Help in your area to get an attractive and printable pdf handout outlining what the bird needs and how you can provide what it needs in your yard.

Suburban Birds to Help

BEWRBewick’s Wren


Brown Thrasher

BUORBullock’s Oriole


CACHCarolina Chickadee

ESOWEastern Screech-Owl

GCFLGreat Crested Flycatcher

NOFLNorthern Flicker


Purple Martin

SPTOSpotted Towhee

To better help birds in your neighborhood, work with your neighbors to provide additional habitat for the birds in their yards.  For more information on how to make your neighborhood better for birds, see the Neighborhood Bird Conservation Workbook published by Audubon.  Note that the Birds to Help handouts listed there are no longer available on the Audubon website, but are now posted here at Urban Birdscapes!

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