Native Plants for Native Birds

Arizona Resources

Useful links that provide more information about native plants in Arizona.
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Native Plants for Native Birds

Arizona Resources

Useful links that provide more information about native plants in Arizona.

​Resources for Arizona:

  • Landscaping for Desert Wildlife (The Arizona Game and Fish Department) – Learn which Arizona native trees, shrubs, cacti, succulents, flowers, and grasses have especially high value for native wildlife.
  • Selecting Plants for Pollinators in the American Semidesert and Desert (The Pollinator Partnership) – Offers a list of plants that attract pollinators and information on how to meet pollinators’ needs.
  • Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert (The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association) - Browse hundreds of low-water-use plants. Look for the label "Attracts Wildlife" for plants that will attract birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
  • Plant Native – Includes a list of native Arizona plants and nurseries as well as a detailed tutorial on how to create a “naturescape,” a landscape of native plants.
  • Welcome Wildlife to your Garden (the City of Glendale and Glendale Water Services) This excellent resource guides gardeners through the whole process of planning, planting and maintaining a wildlife-friendly garden in the Sonoran Desert. 
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Resources for any region:

  • Yard Map (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) – Explore your habitat by mapping your yard, help gather information, attract more birds, and share your successes with people around the country using their yards to support birds and other wildlife.
  • Create a Wildlife Garden (National Wildlife Foundation) - Learn general principles on how to create a garden that attracts wildlife by providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young.
  • Creating a Healthy Yard (Audubon) - Take a habitat inventory, develop an action plan, and learn more about gardening basics and bird habitat necessities.

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