American Goldfinch

(Spinus tristis)



Status: Year-round Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Confirmed1992-1996: Confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2002-2006: Confirmed
2007-2011: Confirmed2012-2016: Likely but not confirmed
2017-2021: Likely but not confirmed

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is expected to be present on site.

Occurs as a fairly common year-round resident and summer breeder in open brushy areas and thickets.

Photographer: Gene Oleynik.
This bird is a summer plumage male.


Photographer: Tom Bentley.
This bird is in winter plumage.