Bird Friendly Habitat Certification Request

To encourage and guide people in the process of creating bird friendly habitat on their property, New Hope Audubon is offering a Bird Friendly Habitat Certification Program. For details about the program and how to qualify, follow the link to our recently revised brochure with new criteria (spring, 2022) below:

Bird Friendly Habitat Certification Brochure

Our Bird Friendly Habitat Under Construction sign

Our Bird Friendly Habitat Under Construction sign

Also see the associated web page, “Ways to make habitat safe and friendly for wildlife” for explanations and details about many of the items in the brochure.

The information in our brochure and at this website can be used to improve the habitat for birds in a yard, at a business, or in any public or private outdoor space with or without certification. It doesn’t all have to be done at once; instead, just take one step at a time. For instance, get started by adding a native plant or removing an invasive plant.

If you are interested in becoming certified, please fill out the following form online and submit. There is a fee of $50 for the first visit for yards, but subsequent visits are free as you work toward certification. Fees for other properties like co-housing shared property, businesses, houses of worship, retirement centers, etc. will vary and will be negotiated.


We do property visits from May until November when we can identify the plants on your property. However, please go ahead and apply for a yard visit anytime since that will get you on our wait list in the order of your date of application, and we will have a backlog of properties on the list for spring. We will acknowledge receipt of your application, but there may be a delay in doing so during the off-season.

Also note that we cover all of Durham and Orange Counties and parts of Chatham County including Siler City, Pittsboro, and Moncure. We also cover small parts of adjacent counties including Butner and Mebane. Check our zip code map at ABOUT US for details of coverage area in Chatham and bordering counties.

Certification Request»

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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