Valley Farms Bird News

5 Steps to Building Your Own Bird Sanctuary

January 15, 2023

Learning how to build your own bird sanctuary is an exceptional way to encourage backyard birds to frequent your space. DIY bird sanctuaries establish safe places for birds to feed, breed, and spend time. Birds don’t have to worry about being crowded out by other species and fighting for food....

The 5 Best Places to Birdwatch in New York & Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2022

The holidays are just about here! What better place to ring in the festive season than in New York? Well get your binoculars ready because we’re going birdwatching in New York! With the potential to see beautiful wild songbirds perched on tree branches, gathered in flocks, or in flight, birdwatching...

Vermivores Vs. Seedeaters: Who’s Who in the World of Wild Birds

November 28, 2022

What’s on the menu tonight? That depends who you’re asking. Wild songbirds across North America have particularly varied diets. While some have a diverse palate, others stick to what they know and what their anatomy will allow. Among the many diets of wild birds are vermivores and seedeaters. You may...

What Makes Snowbirds So Special: A Tale of Juncos

November 10, 2022

As the weather cools and winter nears, it’s time to learn all about Juncos, aka snowbirds. You may have heard the term “snowbird” before but do you know what it really means? When used in slang terminology, snowbirds refer to people who live in the north and travel south during...

Halloween Edition: How to Keep Out Ravens, Crows, and Grackles

October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween, Backyard Birders!  Spooky season is officially upon us! While we generally encourage wild birds to flock to our backyards, we also know that there are some we’d rather do without, specifically ravens, crows, and grackles.  These birds can be beautiful, but their notoriously vicious nature and the way...