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

BK3 Farm LLC
Location: Neversink, NY
Contact: Ben Knight, (845) 985-0516,

Boulderfield Farms
Location: Brant Lake, NY
Contact: Steve and Sara Mullins,

Fairbanks Maple
Location: Forestville, NY
Contact: Megan Macintyre,
Facebook: @FairbanksMaple

Giffin Road Maple
Location: Canton, NY
Contact: Ian and Becky MacKellar,

Grouse Hill Maple Farm
Location: Montour Falls, NY
Contact: Danielle Fleming & Mark Bonfiglio,

Heaven Hill Farm
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Contact: Andrea Grout,

Home Farm Maple
Location: Amenia, NY
Contact: Tilly Strauss,   
Instagram: @HomeFarmMapleSyrup

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

Laurel & Ash Farm
Location: Holmes, NY
Contact: Ashley Ruprecht & Jeffrey Schad,

Mapleland Farms 
Location: Salem, NY
Contact: Mary Jeanne Packer, 

Sapwood Farms 
Location: Dryden, NY
Contact: Sean Carter & Maria Paone,

Sugar Hollow Maple
Location: Watson, NY
Contact: Spencer & Sue O’Brian,
Facebook here.

SUNY Oswego
Location: Oswego NY
Contact: Kate Spector, or

Sunnyhill Farm
Location: Arcade, NY
Contact: Norm Ameis, 

TenKate Hill Maple
Location: Dryden, NY 13053
Contact: Mike TenKate, 607-543-1803,

Stone House Maple
Location: Kiantone NY
Contact: Ross Foti, 716-720-1757,

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

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