Seasonal Focus: Winter Finches
The Winter 2016-2017 finch forecast suggests that Westchester County birders may see more northern finches this winter
Keep an eye out for Pine Siskins visiting feeders in our area (pictured here, photo from Brownstone Birding Blog in Connecticut.)
Seed eating birds from Canada and northern United States have periodic “irruptions,” seasonal movements south depending on the evergreen cone crops in the north.
- Learn how to ID winter finches and how to attract them, from Stokes Birding
- Learn more about winter finch irruptions from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Read the Winter 2016-2017 Finch Forecast from Ron Pittaway, Ontario Field Ornithologists
- Check out this live feeder web cam from Québec!
Want to learn more about birding in our area? Visit our web site’s Birding page for some helpful resources.
Come along on our local field trips this winter with our friendly community of birders including experienced birders, brand new birders and all in between. We welcome newcomers and we offer free binocular loans!