Working Lands

Who's Making Bird-Friendly Maple Syrup in New York?

List of producers managing their forests to benefit birds. Note that some are smaller/family operations, so contact them before visiting!

What words come to mind when you think of maple syrup? Think birdier than "sticky" and "delicious" -- how about "bright red" and "full of song"?

Maple products come from forests managed in very different ways. By purchasing bird-friendly maple syrup, you are supporting producers who are committed to managing their forests in ways that benefit an incredible variety of nesting songbirds, including Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrushes, and Veeries.

Look for the Maple Managed for Birds label the next time you buy maple syrup! If you really want the perfect breakfast, sip on some Bird-Friendly Coffee too!

Producers managing their sugarbush for birds

Boulderfield Farms
Brant Lake
Contact: Steve and Sara Mullins,

Fairbanks Maple
Contact: Megan Macintyre,

Giffin Road Maple
Contact: Ian and Becky MacKellar, 

Home Farm Maple
Contact: Tilly Strauss,   

Honeybee Hill Natural Sweeteners
Valley Falls
Contact: Mike and Jessica Kehn,

Laurel & Ash Farm
Contact: Ashley Ruprecht & Jeffrey Schad,

Mapleland Farms
Contact: Mary Jeanne Packer, 

Sapwood Farms
Contact: Sean Carter and Maria Paone, 

Sunnyhill Farm
Contact: Norm Ameis, 

Uihlein Maple Research Forest
Lake Placid
Contact: Adam Wild, 
Uihlein Maple Research Forest | Cornell Maple Program 

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