Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year List

Each year, we bring you an updated version of our Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year list, and here it is for 2017! That said, any time is a good time to shop for and grow native plants that help NC birds.

Audubon North Carolina’s Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year program creates more availability of native plants that benefit not only birds, but our environment and local economy too. We partner with local plant nurseries and growers to offer more bird-friendly native plants to add to your garden. These plants help to replace food sources that have been lost to development and bring a variety of birds to your yard all year.

Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year is all about LOCAL! Local plants, local businesses and local gardens. By supporting local growers in North Carolina, you are helping to lay down roots for more bird-friendly native plants to be cultivated and offered in the future. Sign-up for the Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year eBulletin to stay up to date with the program throughout the year. 

We’ve worked with experts to select our Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year. Each year we add a few more to the list, so you can add new plants to your collection each year while growers prepare plants for the following year. This is an add-as-you-go program where you can buy new species of native plants to benefit birds each year.

Get growing today!