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Houston Audubon Launches Bird-Friendly Spaces Program

Bird-Friendly Spaces

Interested in putting your “love for wildlife” to action? Join the Houston Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Spaces Program. The program recognizes individuals taking actions to make Houston a wildlife-friendly city. Your actions matter, and together we can create a healthier environment for humans and wildlife alike.

The Bird-Friendly Spaces Program provides a means for community members and organizations to mindfully track and display their bird-friendly actions by creating inviting habitat, limiting threats to birds, and connecting with the community.

“Over 500 bird species migrate through or make Houston their home. Now more than ever the birds need our help. We are calling on every Houstonian to help preserve nature in our city, for the love of wildlife and for the overall quality of life of current and future Houstonians,” said Kathy Sweezey, Bird-Friendly Communities Program Manager for Houston Audubon.

Creating a bird-friendly space can benefit more than just birds! By taking bird-friendly actions, you can also connect habitat areas for pollinators, increase the value of your home, and enhance your mental and physical health. Bird-friendly spaces help wildlife and humans live a healthier life. 

Ready to Make an Impact? provides information for fledgling and experienced birders alike. Visit our website to download beginner guides on how to create a bird-friendly space, learn more about the requirements for joining the Bird-Friendly Spaces Program, and complete your free application. Benefits of joining this program include badges for each bird-friendly action taken, resources to create a wildlife-friendly space, discounts and events for members, and much more.

The Bird-Friendly Spaces Program was developed and beta tested by Houston Audubon's 2021 Young Professionals Advisory Council to ensure it is attainable and inclusive of people with all different types of spaces. Whether you have acres of land, a small paved balcony, or no outdoor space at all - anyone can join the Bird-Friendly Spaces Program! Learn more at