Plants for WatchList Birds
The Audubon WatchList identifies bird species that are decreasing in number or vulnerable and need conservation attention. WatchList bird populations are at risk because of significant habitat loss or threats of diminishing habitat or limited geographic range. This science-based system brings certain birds into the forefront of conservation efforts and resources.
People who live near the supporting habitat of WatchList birds can contribute to the conservation effort at home by planting native plants preferred by these threatened species. Key native plant communities in your home landscape will lessen the effects of fragmentation of vital bird habitat and serve as the first step to stabilizing at-risk populations. Learn about the wildlife value of these plants and mimic natural habitat.
RED: species in this category are declining rapidly, have very small populations or limited ranges, and face major conservation threats. These typically are species of global conservation concern.
YELLOW: this category includes those species that are also declining but at a slower rate than those in the red category. These species are of national conservation concern.
Click on the bird name below to learn more about its WatchList status.
Click on the plant to learn more about its importance to a WatchList species.
View the entire WatchList here.
Find out what else you can do here.