Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat

Create a bird-friendly habitat in your own backyard by providing birds with food, water, shelter and places to raise their young.

Gardening for Birds is an exciting new conservation initiative of Birds Canada which promotes the creation of nature-friendly gardens, benefitting birds and other wildlife across Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited is a proud sponsor of Gardening for Birds. This initiative is an excellent way to expand our long-term collaboration with Birds Canada.

Visit and enjoy entertaining how-to videos, interactive web resources, and a database of over 500 native plants. Download one of the FREE regionally-tailored factsheets which can help you get started creating your own nature-friendly garden. Click on the links below for the local region near you.

Eastern Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Gardening Fact Sheet

Gardening for Birds: Carolinian Forests Gardening Fact Sheet

  Certified Wildlife Habitat

Wild About Nature? Get Your Yard Certified

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. In fact, wildlife habitat gardens support twice as much wildlife as conventional lawns and non-native plant gardens. Turning your yard, balcony container garden or work landscape into a Certified Wildlife Habitat to attract birds, butterflies, and other neighbourhood wildlife is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference. Here is what your wildlife habitat should include:

Food: Native plants provide food eaten by a variety of wildlife. Feeders can supplement natural food sources.

Water: All animals need water to survive, and some need it for bathing or breeding as well.

Cover: Wildlife need places to take shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or hunt for prey.

Places to Raise Young: Wildlife need resources to reproduce, and to protect and nourish their young.

Sustainable Practices: Maintain your yard or garden in natural ways to ensure soil, air, and water stay healthy and clean.

Certify your space to show your commitment to wildlife. It’s easier than you might think. Wild Birds Unlimited is a Champion Sponsor of the Natoinal Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat Program. Learn more on how to certify your wildlife habitat by clicking on one of the links below:

National Wildlife Federation at:

Canadian Wildlife Federation at: