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

ANHU

Anna’s Hummingbird

 

BCHU

Black-chinned Hummingbird

CEWA

Cedar Waxwing

CHSW

Chimney Swift

CONI

Common Nighthawk

GRCA

Gray Catbird

NOCA

Northern Cardinal

NOMO

Northern Mockingbird

RTHU

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

SOSP

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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