Save Our Songbirds (SOS!)

with Bird Friendly Certified Coffee

AMAS Board member Jan Lambert  is heading up an initiative, Save Our Songbirds (SOS!), to help save our neotropical songbirds. You may be aware of the term shade-grown, referring to coffee farms that provide bird habitat by planting their coffee bushes under the canopy of shade trees. The only way you can be sure that your coffee really does benefit bird habitat is by purchasing trademarked Bird Friendly certified coffee. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center independently certifies coffee farms in Latin America that are scientifically proven to provide wintering habitat for at least 150 species of migratory songbirds, including 50 species from New England. Currently Birds and Beans Coffee is the only brand available that is triple certified as 100 per cent trademarked Bird-Friendly, organic, and fair-trade.  

Jan has organized a Save Our Songbirds Coffee Club. Every two months, she takes advance orders for a group shipment of Birds and Beans coffee at discounted prices. If you are interested in joining the Save Our Songbirds Coffee Club, please contact Jan (

The links below provide more information about Bird Friendly Certified Coffee.