Valley Farms Bird News

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates 57th Anniversary!

June 21, 2022

On May 18th, 2022 the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge celebrated their 57th year! Valley Farms® would like to extend a hearty congratulations to the Ridgefield NWR for reaching this birthday and thank them for creating a natural environment for exploring and birdwatching. Learn more about the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge...

House Finches Vs. Purple Finches: How to Tell Them Apart

June 08, 2022

House Finch (left) and Purple Finch (right) via The Spruce, Larry Keller If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we’re quite fond of finches here at Valley Farms®. In fact, we recently did two exposés on finches: one on the Green Finch and another on the...

5 Popular Bird Sanctuaries Across the USA

May 25, 2022

Hey all you birders out there! Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s high time to start putting your travel plans into action. If you’re looking to take your bird watching sights to new heights this summer, you may want to look into visiting a bird sanctuary. We’ve...

Breaking Down the Different Types of North American Orioles

May 18, 2022

All About New World Orioles: Altamira Oriole, Audubon’s Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, Hooded Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Scott's Oriole, and Spot-Breasted Oriole Found in the Americas, Canada, and occasionally in the Caribbean Islands, Orioles are stunning songbirds in a class of their own. The original Orioles in Europe were aptly...

Wild Bird Feature: The Rose-breasted Grosbeak

May 09, 2022

As spring quickly flies by, we can’t possibly let it pass without featuring one of the most beautiful songbirds in North America: the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Part of the Cardinal family, the Pheucticus ludovicianus is a long-distance migratory bird commonly found all throughout the United States, Canada, and northern South America. ...