Urban Birds to Help

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 10.48.18 AMBirds in urban yards and neighborhoods dominated by buildings and tiny yards, patios, or balconies need help finding food, shelter, and water.  Especially if there are large parks, wooded streams, or other patches of habitat nearby, creating additional small patches of habitat or providing food and water can help the birds better survive and move across the otherwise hostile landscape.

Urban Birds to Help are those that are usually common in local woodlands or habitat patches, and that can be attracted and helped by creating additional habitat in a small urban yard.

Click on the name of an urban bird in your area to find the one page fact sheet on how you can provide food, water, shelter, and nesting opportunities for these birds in your small urban yard, patio, or balcony.

Urban Birds to Help


Anna’s Hummingbird



Black-chinned Hummingbird


Cedar Waxwing


Chimney Swift


Common Nighthawk


Gray Catbird


Northern Cardinal


Northern Mockingbird


Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Song Sparrow

You can make an even bigger impact on these birds if you get your neighbors to help you provide habitat for birds in their yards.  For more information on how to help birds in your neighborhood see the Neighborhood Bird Conservation Workbook.

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