Featured Resource: Habitat Enhancement Guides

In times of drought, landscaping with native plants is a great way to improve the health of our soils, save water, and create wildlife habitat. Look inside our Habitat Enhancement Guides for Marin, Sonoma, and the Sacramento Valley for ways to provide quality habitat in your area.

Improving habitat can increase property value, improve water and air quality, reduce pests, and stabilize banks alongside the added benefit of providing homes for wildlife. Find bird species lists in each guide that will help you measure your success in improving habitat in your backyard or on your property.


More Nature Stewardship Resources

Guide to the Pasture Plants of Coastal San Mateo County

A very cool guide to Central Coast pasture plants written and illustrated by Point Blue’s Mel Preston, published by TomKat Ranch, and supported by other partners in the region.

Being the Best Nestbox Landlord for Birds in the West

A handout with tips on how to build, maintain and monitor nest boxes for western cavity nesting species.

Safe Nest Boxes for Owls in the West

A handout with tips on how to build, maintain and monitor owl nest boxes.

How to Help Quail on your Farm or Ranch

A handout on how to attract and support quail on farms, ranches or in yards.

Safe Bird Feeding

A tip sheet discussing the actions you can take to keep birds at your feeder safe from disease and predators.

Birds on West Coast Beaches

A two-page outreach handout discussing the challenges birds face while nesting on beaches, and tips for helping them survive.

Waterbird ID Card

A two-sided identification card to some of the most common waterbirds in California.

Whale Alert-West Coast

Join other nature lovers, fishers, and mariners to help reduce ship strikes to whales using your smartphone! Download the app on the Whale Alert- West Coast webpage.

Pocket Guide to Sierra Nevada Birds

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of the Sierra Nevada, containing tips for their protection and conservation.

Pocket Guide to Beach Birds of California

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of California’s beaches, and tips for their protection and management.

Pocket Guide to Sagebrush Birds

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of the sagebrush habitats, containing tips for their protection and conservation.

Pocket Guide to San Francisco Bay birds

A pocket-sized guide to common birds of San Francisco Bay, containing tips for their protection and conservation.

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