Bird-Friendly Activities & Resources

Activities and Resources from Audubon Dakota that bring the joy of birds to you.

Wood Duck Photo: Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards

Bring the joy of birds into your home! Whether you're looking for an activity to do with your nestlings, in need of a dose of Vitamin N, or want to support grassland conservation and help birds from the safety of your home. We hope these activities and resources help you get through these difficult times.

Anna's Hummingbird Photo: Matthew Olson/Audubon Photography Awards

The Joy of Birds

National Audubon Society 

"Birding is the perfect activity while practicing social distancing. This global pandemic has us all pretty freaked out. Handled responsibly, open space and wildlife observation might be just the balm you need." READ MORE 

Urban Woods and Prairies Initiative
Bird-Friendly Communities

Urban Woods and Prairies Initiative

Over 1,000 acres of restored habitat along the Red River and over 20 Urban Woods and Prairies Nature Parks in Fargo-Moorhead.

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Five Bird Calls That Will Make You Laugh
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Five Bird Calls That Will Make You Laugh

Check out these dumb (but endearing) sounds, courtesy of The Birdist.

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How to Set Up the Perfect Perch for Backyard Bird Photography
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How to Set Up the Perfect Perch for Backyard Bird Photography

These tips will get you and your subject in position for a great image.

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Photo: Tyler Grigsby/Audubon

Audubon for Kids

Hoping to turn your little nestlings into scientists or naturalists? The National Audubon Society has created a wonderful, colorful guide filled with activities that kids will love! On top of that, weekly lessons and activities are being released, filled with even more information. Go to Audubon for Kids

Make Migration-Friendly Window Decorations
Bird-Friendly Communities

Make Migration-Friendly Window Decorations

Help your feathered friends through their journey with this easy DIY.

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How to Make a DIY Bird Feeder From Recycled Materials
Bird-Friendly Activities & Resources

How to Make a DIY Bird Feeder From Recycled Materials

Attract birds to your yard with a project that's fun for kids of all ages.

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Make Your Own Suet
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Make Your Own Suet

With this easy vegetarian recipe, you can attract insect lovers like woodpeckers and nuthatches.

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Western Meadowlark Photo: James Halsch/Audubon Photography Awards

Help Grassland Birds

North America's grasslands are among the most imperiled ecosystems in the world. Consequently, America’s grassland birds have declined more than any other bird group in the continent, some species by as much as 80%. Because the vast majority of America’s grassland birds breed on private lands, working with ranchers is our best hope for conserving them. 

How you can help, right now