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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 25, 2013

Bird Friendly Farming

One of my favorite places to see Sandhill Cranes and Tundra Swans is Staten Island in the Sacramento River Delta. National Geographic has an article on the bird-friendly farming practices developed on Staten Island which is now owned by the Nature Conservancy.

Some of the bird-friendly farming practices are

  • allowing birds to forage uninterrupted
  • leaving grain waste in the field postharvest
  • flooding the unused fields

Read more at: Bird-friendly Farms Catching On in California

 

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