Gardening for Songbirds

Birding is one of America’s favorite hobbies, and what could be better than watching birds actively foraging in your own backyard? This class will teach you how to turn your backyard into a desirable habitat for songbirds by discussing which plants to grow for food and shelter, how to arrange them effectively, and other gardening practices friendly to avians. It's truly amazing how even a few changes can greatly increase your landscape's attractiveness to both resident and migrating birds!

Links


BONAP North American Plant Atlas - check native status of plants


Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program - find information about native plant communities


Audubon Native Plants Database - search by zip code for native plants that attract birds


Audubon Activities and DIY - make your home bird-friendly



Class Presentation

Article for Hardy Plant Society