Conservation

Bird-Friendly Communities

Photo: Nolan Schillerstrom

Typically, human communities are tough on birds.  Food is scarce.  Artificial lights scramble their migrations.  Glass surfaces can prove fatal.  But now, there’s hope.  Across the country, eco-gardeners, proactive citizens, and enlightened public officials are creating “bird-friendly communities.”  With cities and suburbs occupying 10 to 15 percent of South Carolina’s land area – and growing – it’s time for us to join in.

Here’s what Audubon South Carolina and its members are doing to make a difference:

How you can help, right now