Managing for Birds

Proper forest management can create many layers within your forest, increase the health of the trees and attract a greater variety of birds and other wildlife. These articles discuss management to make your forest bird-friendly.

Forest Management for Birds: FAQs (Audubon North Carolina)
Audubon is working with landowners, land managers, government agencies and private industry to restore essential forest habitat across North Carolina for priority bird species such as the Wood Thrush, Cerulean Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler.

Create a Healthy Bird Habitat (American Forest Foundation)
Working toward a healthy, bird-friendly forest means supporting all levels of woodland growth—herbaceous, shrub, sub-canopy and canopy.

Superfoods for the Birds (American Forest Foundation)
Most native plants hold some value for birds but certain trees, shrubs and vines offer spectacular benefits for an array of feathered critters, earning them the title of Superfood!

Forest Management for the Birds
(Michigan State University Extension)
Where a bird nests and spends most of its time depends on the food, water and shelter, or habitat, available.

Wildlife Management Guide -Songbirds (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources)
Habitat requirements differ by species, and can generally be characterized according to the successional stage(s) in which a species specializes.

Doing A Bird Count in Your Woods (American Forest Foundation)
Bird counts help scientists and bird conservation organizations chart bird populations and help birders to get a sense of the prevalence of different bird species in their area.

Forest Management for Northern Bobwhite Quail Webinar (USDA Forest Service)
The loss of suitable habitat from more intensive agriculture, urbanization and a decline in active, purposeful forest management has had a crushing impact on quail, songbirds, pollinators and other wildlife.

Audubon North Carolina Bird Friendly Native Plants of the Year lists (Audubon North Carolina)
Here are list of plants native to North Carolina that are important for birds.

Putting Working Lands to Work for Birds and People (Audubon North Carolina)
Audubon North Carolina provides landowners with information on ways to enhance their property in cost-effective ways while supporting struggling populations of priority bird species.