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Join us in our mission to #SaveTheSongBirds; plant a native tree in your yard. With every tree planted, we are making a difference together. More trees mean more birds.

Wild Birds Unlimited is proud to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant thousands of trees across North America. Trees provide shelter and places for birds to build nests. Trees are also home to a wide variety of insects, an essential element that many bird parents need to successfully raise their young.

Did you know, Carolina Chickadees need more than 6,000 caterpillars to successfully feed and fledge five chicks from their nest! Every day, for up to two weeks, it takes chickadees between 150-200 successful foraging sorties to collect that many caterpillars, even in the best of native habitat. It is simply an impossible task in habitats dominated by non-native plants.

We selected our tree planting sites because they are important habitat areas for migrating birds you might see in your backyard. In Florida, we planted native pines in the Econfina Creek and the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. This area is key to Rose-breasted Grosbeak, orioles and multiple sparrows, like the Chipping, White-throated and White-crowned. In the West, in the Willamette National Forest of Oregon we planted fir, cedar and pine trees. The Willamette National Forest is key migration habitat for Black-headed and Evening Grosbeak. And, in Cariboo-Chilcotin, British Columbia, Canada area we also planted fir and pine trees. This area is key habitat for migrating Pine Siskin and Golden-crowned Sparrows.

Together, we can make a difference. Become a songbird hero by planting a native tree in your yard. Choose from a variety of bird-friendly trees for purchase here: https://shop.arborday.org/wbu.