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...

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...

Learn About the Northern Flicker

May 04, 2022

Go anywhere in North America and you’re almost sure to see the Northern Flicker. This brown woodpecker can be found in just about any habitat with trees everywhere from Alaska to Nicaragua. Woodlands, forest edges, open fields with scattered trees, city parks, suburbs, and even wetlands like swamps and marsh...