How BIRDY is your neighborhood?

2018 contest to find Baltimore's Birdiest Neighborhood!

Audubon is in search of the city’s BIRDIEST neighborhood! Our map marks the locations of homes, schools, workplaces, and community spaces with Audubon-certified, bird-friendly gardens. We will update it every 2 weeks this spring, as Baltimore gardens earn their Audubon signs so we can add them to the map.

Previously certified and new gardens as well as neighborhood size contribute to the score of each neighborhood. We accept applications year-round but the Baltimore Garden Challenge lasts until June 15, 2018. Will your neighborhood be the BIRDIEST? Talk with your neighbors, business owners, schools, houses of worship, and everyone you can in order to grow Baltimore for the benefit of birds as people! 

How to read the map:

More birds on the map = more bird habitat in bird town!

Bigger birds on the map = multiple certified gardens in close proximity are grouped together

Orange birds = gardens approved by Audubon

Yellow birds = gardens pending approval by Audubon


Learn more about what is needed for a bird-friendly garden.

Learn more about bird-friendly habitat recognition.

How you can help, right now