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 the brochure below:
Bird Friendly Habitat Certification 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 have suspended yard visits until spring of 2022 since we cannot identify plants in the winter. However, please go ahead and apply for a yard visit now since that will get you on our wait list in the order of your date of application, and we already have several properties on the list for spring. We will acknowledge receipt of your application, but there may be a delay in doing so.
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.