Who we are
We are a husband and wife team committed to protecting and feeding birds with native plants. Doreen is a widely published wildlife writer and Jim is a long time public interest advocate, starting with Ralph Nader in the 70’s and ending as Chief Counsel of the Senate Agriculture Committee. This is a labor of love – donations will support and promote these causes.
How this “Bird-Friendly Yard” Site is Different
Most bird-friendly yard websites only urge homeowners to add native plants to increase songbird survival. Of course, we do also. But the other sites do not show homeowners how to make their yard safe for birds. This website does. Bird window strikes at residences kill hundreds of millions of birds every year. On average, there are two to ten deaths per year at every home. Once you introduce native plants into your yard and start attracting more birds, you also need to put up window strike protection. If you do not, birds will die hitting your windows and undercut the very purpose of your native plantings. For a full analysis see https://homegrownnationalpark.org/guest-posts/window-strikes-and-native-plants-guest-contributor or Bird Friendly Must Start With A Bird Safe Yard
Our Mission: Feed and Protect Birds
What We Do
Catbird that died hitting our front door. Let’s stop this!
“It is impossible to overestimate the importance to wildlife of the oak tree.” Doug Tallamy
Our birds, beautiful and full of song.