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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities




Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Goldfinches

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The goldfinches can be found throughout most of North America excluding the northern tundra regions.

There are three types of goldfinches, the American Goldfinch which has the largest range and can be found in all areas of the United States and the southern regions of Canada.

The Lesser Goldfinch lives in the larger portion of the western states and Mexico and lastly Lawrence's Goldfinch which is only found in two states and Mexico.

It is not uncommon to have goldfinches coming to birdfeeders to enjoy niger and millet as their preferred birdseed.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds