Maple Syrup Produced in Bird-Friendly Habitats

Collaborating to keep forest habitat sweet for songbirds.
Scarlet Tanager in an American beech. Photo: Marie Read/Minden Pictures

Can you pass the maple syrup, please?  Support a bird conservation initiative which integrates sustainable forest management practices with Vermont's rapidly growing maple industry!  By choosing delicious, pure Vermont maple syrup produced in bird-friendly habitats, you are bolstering the efforts of many maple producers committed to improving our working lands by managing their maple forests (called sugarbushes by those in the know) for bird-friendly characteristics.  Purchase from one of the participating producers below.

Find New York retailers and program information here.

Find Connecticut retailers and program information here.

Find Vermont retailers and program information here and below:

Green Mountain Audubon Center
Huntington, VT
Kim Guertin
Audubon’s wood-fired, maple syrup is produced in a bird-friendly sugarbush and can be purchased at the Green Mountain Audubon Center and The Birds of Vermont Museum, both located in Huntington, Vermont.

Other Vermont Retailers:

Branon Family Maple Orchards

Audubon Vermont Maple Program_Little Hogback Farm

Cabot Hills Maple

Couching Lion Maple Sugar Farm

Elm Brook Farm

Hi Vue Maple

Jed's Maple Products

Judd's Wayeeses Farms

Lamb Sugarworks Maple Products

Little Hogback Farm

Maple View SugarWorks

Runamok Maple

Shelburne Farms

Stannard Farm

The Vermont Maple Farm

For a list of all participating producers in Vermont, click here.

Audubon Vermont is committed to promoting biodiversity in sugarbushes so the birds you love - Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrushes, and Black-Throated Blue Warblers, just to name a few - can continue to forage, find cover, and raise their young.  The program builds on the national award-winning Foresters for the Birds project and is a partnership between Audubon Vermont biologists, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation, and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association.  Please feel free to contact Audubon Conservation Biologist Steve Hagenbuch for more information.