- September 9, 2016
Habitat loss is the one of the biggest problems birds face. As we’ve expanded our residential and industrial footprint, crucial wildlife habitat has been replaced with concrete and asphalt, agriculture, or lawn that does not readily provide the resources birds need to survive, reproduce, and migrate. Fortunately, with simple gardening practices you can help recreate some of that much-needed habitat. Birds need an incredible variety of resources throughout the year and there are many ways you can help by providing healthy habitat including access to food, shelter, and water, as well as freedom from dangers. Bird baths are an example of an easy way to provide water, and planting native flowers, trees, and shrubs is a great way to provide food and shelter. Soar into action and create diverse habitat for birds.
With a few key actions, you can support a diversity of birds.
Goals Articles Are Special
This article is a part of our Planning for Habitat series. Habitat Network encourages you to set goals for each site you map so you can work towards outcomes that matter to you. Each goal has an introductory article, that links you to actions you might be able to take on your site to work towards meeting your goals.
Actions to Support Birds
These are the current actions that are tied to this goal. Whether or not you have “completed” an action is tied to the data collected via your site map. Each Habitat Map has its own goals and actions. To learn more about any action, or about how to change data on your map related to this action, click the link.
- No free-roaming cats
- Add a Birdbath
- Provide a Native Tree or Shrub with food source
- Native evergreen tree or shrub
- Native deciduous tree or shrub
- Leaf litter left on-sight
- Pond, stream, or other water area
- No use of herbicides and pesticides
How to Set Goals for Your Sites
Ready to set goals for your habitat map? Visit the Map page, open the site explorer, and select the map you’d like to set goals for.