Habitat is Home.
Birds, like all animals, need food, water, structure, freedom to move, and freedom from dangers in order to have successful homes. Many birds need access to very specific kinds of food and structure. For instance, the Purple Martin eats aerial insects and only nests in cavities, while the Phainopepla eats mostly seasonal berries, and typically nests in mesquite trees near its preferred food source, mistletoe. The more plant, insect, and structural diversity a landscape provides, the more kinds of birds might be able to call that place home. Use YardMap to learn more about each of the habitat elements and look below to start gathering ideas about how to improve habitat at your sites. To make an even bigger impact use YardMap to find friends and neighbors who want to help create habitat too! Together, your potential to make a measurable difference is real.