Birds of Winter

Finding a home on the farm during the winter months

While production slows down on the farm during the winter months, the land and fields continue to serve as a home for many birds. Here at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub there are some 174 species of birds documented on the farm. If you listen carefully, you can hear their sing-song chirping and see the landscape brightened with their colorful feathers and markings. Some find food and cover in the meadows, while others circle the fields seeking prey. Here is a collection of photos taken by Anne Bloomfield, Farmscape Ecology Program Manager, who documents the birds and the habitats they use year-round at the farm.

Photos and captions provided by Anne Bloomfield, Farmscape Ecology Coordinator