News — birds
Did you know that in the vast Canadian boreal region, there could be up to five billion land birds? These feathered friends come in all shapes and sizes, from majestic hawks to tiny hummingbirds. Some stay year-round, while others make the long journey during migration. This incredible ecosystem, with its expansive wetlands, serves as a bustling nursery for over 12 million waterbirds and millions of land birds. What's even more astonishing is that the boreal region is home to around 60% of all Canadian landbirds and nearly 30% of those in the United States and Canada combined! That's a whole...
Essex County New York is in the heart of the Adirondacks and on the banks of Lake Champlain. Racey and Nathan Henderson are into their tenth year of raising, processing, and selling chicken that is Pasture Raised and Certified Organic on Reber Rock farm in Essex. Their chickens are on pasture and they have room to forage and get fresh air and fresh grass every day.
Grady Grissom and his family operate Rancho Largo. On 14,000 acres of grassland and canyon in southeastern Colorado, they make a living and prove that it is possible to raise and market beef in a way that is additive to the environment, humane to cattle, and debunks the theory that eating beef has to contribute to climate chaos.
Hagenbuch leads the Vermont Bird Friendly Maple program and is helping extend the program to Maine and New York. It might be 3,950 miles from the Bird Friendly co-op family coffee farms of UCA del Rio Coco in the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua to Hi Vue Maples Bird Friendly family sugarbush in Richford, Vermont but there is a connection - birds! The same Vermont forests that provide the maple sap to be boiled down to syrup also support great numbers of bird species during the summer nesting season. Steve Hagenbuch - farmer, forester, and founder of the Bird Friendly®...