Imagine life without orioles, buntings, grosbeaks and warblers.

Imagine life without orioles, buntings, grosbeaks and warblers.

Imagine life without orioles, buntings, grosbeaks and warblers.

Imagine life without orioles, buntings, grosbeaks and warblers.

Imagine life without orioles, buntings, grosbeaks and warblers.

Happily, there are solutions:

First replace horticultural plants with natives. 

Only native plants host the insect abundance
essential for our birds, especially nestlings.

Only native plants host the insect abundance
essential for our birds, especially nestlings.

Then check out “Ten Ways You Can Help”

for more recommendations.

Then check out “Ten Ways You Can Help”

for more recommendations.

Saving Birds Thru Habitat:

Helping to improve habitat for migrating birds
one backyard at a time.

Saving Birds Thru Habitat:

Helping to improve habitat for migrating birds
one backyard at a time.

NATIVE PLANTS = NATIVE BUGS = HEALTHY BIRDS

NATIVE PLANTS = NATIVE BUGS = HEALTHY BIRDS

Importance of Habitat

Nearly one third of North Americas’ birds have vanished in the last 50 years. "Study after study has shown that habitat loss and degradation are the primary threats to healthy bird populations. Nothing else comes close," Dr. Gregory S. Butcher, International Migratory Species Coordinator, U. S. Forest Service. We are a conservation education organization that teaches people of all ages how to create habitat.


More on who we are

More on who we are

Check out this video for an overview of our efforts

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Birding Festival

  October 22, 2021

Earlier this year, our Board of Directors voted unanimously to bring back the birding festival which our Director, Kay Charter and President, Dave Barrons, originally produced from 2011-2015 for the Leelanau County Chamber of Commerce.  Our new festival, the Leelanau BirdFest, will run from June 2nd through the morning of June 5th of next year.  Although ...

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Very good news for birds, butterflies and other North American creatures: South Carolina has banned the sale of invasive Bradford pear trees.

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