Most songbirds in the Northeast and Midwest migrate to the tropics during the winter. Much of the tropical forest that supports them during this period is under threat. Although parks and preserves have been established, many continue to be degraded despite statutory protection. New ways to link commercial activity to forest conservation are key to conserving the remaining tropical forest and restoring areas that have been cleared. In collaboration with coffee cooperatives, international NGOs, and government agencies, Forest Service scientists are developing and promoting these initiatives. A hybrid coffee drying system that uses solar-thermal energy, fuel oil produced from a native perennial tree (Jatropha curcas), and fuel pellets made from coffee parchment eliminates the use of fuel wood for coffee drying, which currently consumes the equivalent of 16,000 acres of forest annually. In addition, coffee and jatropha are grown using integrated open canopy systems, which conserve bird species that don't use shade coffee and produces higher coffee yields. Currently, they are developing certification schemes for CO2 sequestration for small-scale landowners that will increase incentives for conserving forest with integrated open canopy. These alternative coffee-processing and production systems increase income to farmers, offering a market-based solution to conserving tropical forests for migrant birds and people alike.