We previously talked about the Wondrous Warblers. Now we’re going to dive into one specific type of warbler: The American Redstart. The Name & The Look As one of the most common warblers in the US, the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) is a unique and beautiful bird. Many wonder why...
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...
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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...
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Preening: Why Birds Preen
July 24, 2019
Have you ever seen birds taking dust baths? We clean ourselves while birds preen themselves.