Habitat at Home – Tucson Audubon’s Home Habitat Recognition Program
Create safe and sustainable bird and wildlife habitat in your own yard–step by step.
Habitat at Home honors and celebrates homes that have reached increasingly valuable levels of habitat success as models for their neighborhood.
Will you join us by investing in a higher quality of life for birds and people? SIGN UP NOW!
HABITAT AT HOME = PLANTS + WATER + YOU + TUCSON AUDUBON KNOW-HOW
We guide you in organizing a rich array of locally appropriate plants into meaningful layers of vegetation that provides birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife with the nectar, fruit, seeds, insects, nesting materials, and cover they need. Our philosophy emphasizes Sonoran Desert and Sky Island natives, but recognizes that other carefully selected plants can add beauty and habitat value.
Habitat at Home is not just about the birds and wildlife—it’s also about you, the habitat hobbyist: naturalist, gardener, designer, citizen conservationist, citizen scientist, wildlife steward, life-long learner. Habitat at Home offers you many ways to grow into the role of your choosing—through volunteering, classes, or personal development of your interests right at home.
Nothing is more precious in our desert yards than water! Habitat at Home recommends rainwater harvesting features to support your yard—from basins and swales to diverted gutters and cisterns. We recommend for you the best rainwater harvesting experts. We also suggest options for water features that birds and other wildlife need to survive.
Tucson Audubon has many resources to support you in exploring, expanding, fine-tuning, and evolving your Habitat at Home. From nest boxes for Screech Owls to the latest information on pesticides to avoid, our website, Nature Shop, member library, and inventive programming are all there to support you in developing the Habitat at Home that best fits your interests and yard or patio.
Creating bird and wildlife habitat at your home is not just a key piece of wildlife conservation—it’s a way of life that’s time has come for Tucson and Southeast Arizona. With climate change, drought, and depleted resources degrading so much wild land, it’s up to us to take care of the creatures we love in our own yards and neighborhoods, at churches, schools, parks, and businesses.
SUPPORT BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, AND OTHER WILDLIFE
COOL YOUR HOME
CREATE FUN AND BEAUTY FOR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
PROVIDE HOMES FOR WILDLIFE
BRING YOUR FAMILY TOGETHER
RAISE PROPERTY VALUES
CREATE A LIVELIER NEiGHBORHOOD
CONNECT WITH DESERT LIFE
Simple to acheive and a great place to get started
All your habitat elements are in place with room to grow
A masterful collection of habitat elements
A dedicated model of home-scale wildlife habitat