Finches and Buntings

From sociable finches to colorful buntings, these beautiful backyard birds can be seen across North America. Learn about the types of finches and buntings you can spot in your area, and find out how to attract them.

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

In winter, Evening Grosbeaks wander in flocks. Their travels are unpredictable, but they may show up at bird feeders stocked with sunflower seeds.

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

When you’re watching for this songbird, look out below. The Eastern Towhee spends most of its time on the ground, whether it’s foraging or nesting.

Black Headed Grosbeak

Black-Headed Grosbeak

In the spring in the West, fill a feeder with sunflower seeds (in the shell or out), and you may soon discover a pair of Black-Headed Grosbeaks nesting nearby.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch is one of the last songbirds to breed each summer. By the time they have young in the nest in late summer, they can easily find an abundance of wild seeds to feed their offspring.

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