Native Plants & Birds

Here is a page of resources to get you started in creating a Native plant habitat for birds. Research has shown native plants are the best for our local and migratory birds. We have a powerpoint presentation with additional information about why native plants benefit birds.

We also have PDF files on Native Shrubs, Trees, and Perennial/Ground Cover that are tailored for the Whatcom/Skagit region.

Birds and Native shrubs
Birds and Native Trees
Birds and Native Plants perennials and ground covers

The City of Bellingham has great information on planning a wildlife friendly garden or landscape as well as specific information on attracting birds.

The National Audubon link provides you with an interactive page where you can put in your zip code and it will generate the best Native Plants for your area. There are also local nurseries and other resources listed.
Online resources Audubon Plants for Birds
Audubon Plants for Birds
Washington Native Plant Society
Washington Fish and Wildlife
Habitat Network, Yard Map
National Wildlife Federation
American Bird Conservancy
King County Native Plant Guide
WSU Cooperative Extension Whatcom County
Whatcom Conservation District
Fourth Corner Nursery
Cloud Mountain Farm Center
de Wilde’s Nursery
My Garden Nursery
The Garden Spot
The Gardens at Padden Creek
Kent’s Garden and Nursery