North American Organizations offering information and products useful in the pursuit of backyard wild bird feeding.
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
AFIA seeks to provide one powerful, united voice representing the feed industry. In addition to maintaining an active present in international policy and forums to ensure long term competitive balance, AFIA will be actively engaged in coalitions that promote food safety, positively shape consumer perceptions and influence a sustainable future.
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
The American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA) mission is to be an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seed, associated products and services throughout the world with a minimum of regulation. ASTA promotes the development of better seed to produce better crops for a better quality of life.
Finch Research Network (FiRN)
The Finch Research Network's mission is dedicated to the study and conservation of finches and their habitats globally.
The Network wants FiRN to be about you, and about the community and network of people that might want to be involved in a global research network interested in observing and studying finches. FiRN hopes to fund student projects in time. “The Crossbill Project” will be the flagship project of FiRN. We officially launched FiRN around Tyler Hoar’s Winter Finch Forecast September 20, 2020, and hope to have as many of you, finch enthusiasts, hop on board and join in on the fun. It’s all about engaging with nature and the network!
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
As one of the most recognized and respected authorities on birds in the world, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology serves as an international center for the study, appreciation and conservation of birds. Cornell Lab is an authoritative source for information about birds, providing scientists and conservationists the tools needed to study and manage birds: bird population information; sound recordings; and the Birdhouse Network Nest Box Cams.
National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA)
The National Wildlife Refuge Association’s mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect and enhance the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries.