Plants for Birds Program

Plants for Birds, a natural partnership:

CNPS Yerba Buena and East Bay Chapters

and Golden Gate Audubon Society



Native Bird-Friendly Plants are a list of local, native plants available at participating local nurseries which will attract birds to your garden.

These short lists of easy to grow native plants will provide a feast for many beautiful bird species with berries and seeds, nectar, insects, and also support butterfly and moth larvae.

The best time to plant is after the first heavy rain of the season. To learn more, check out our Gardening for Birds Brochure

This fall or winter support local nurseries through your purchase of local native plants. Stop by one of the local nurseries featured and shop for one or more of the native plants for birds.  This will encourage nurseries to stock local native plants benefiting our local birds.

2022 Plants for Birds program brochure:

  • 2022 selected plants include:
    • Hollyleaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)
    • Coyote Mint (Monardella villosa)
    • Yarrow (Achillea millefolia)
    • Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)

Prior year Plants for Birds program brochures

2021 Plants for Birds brochures:

2020 Plants for Birds program brochures:

Participating Nurseries stocking these plants

San Francisco and Peninsula:                     East Bay:

Bay Natives                                                                East Bay Wilds

Cole Hardware SF                                                     Oaktown

Mission Blue                                                              Native Here Nursery

Sutro Stewards                                                          Watershed Nursery

Let's bring the California Quail back to San Francisco

by planting the native plants they need to survive