Bird populations in sharp decline, what can I do?

Birds need your help - now, more than ever. Our partners at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in collaboration with other researchers, recently published a study which determined that the skies over North America are home to nearly three billion fewer birds than in 1970. That means almost 1 out of every 4 birds have disappeared from our lives over the past 50 years.

But while the majority of the study results are troubling, it also shared some encouraging news. A few groups of birds (such as waterfowl and raptors) are doing well, demonstrating that conservation efforts can help to bring some birds back.

You can make a lasting difference in your own backyard by creating a habitat that supports local wildlife. It’s easier than you might think!

Wild Birds Unlimited is proud to Champion the National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat®️ Program. Turning your yard, balcony container garden or work landscape into a certified habitat which attracts birds, butterflies, and other neighborhood wildlife is fun, easy, and can help bring birds back.