A baby boom for the House Finch since 1940 has increased the population and reach of the species. Sound familiar? House Finches were originally a small population found on Long Island. Today they populate the entire western U.S. They are very common at feeders and fun to watch and listen to. Guard your fruit trees and berry bushes, as they are fruitarian birds and prefer fruit to weeds and seeds.
The male House Finches have a distinctive red Rod Stewart hair look. The females are quite drab in comparison. Rarely found away from human habitation, they are found in both urban and suburban settings, nesting in and around occupied buildings. This makes them one of the more well-known species of any of the western birds.
Suggested Feeder Types: Platform, Hopper, Thistle, Tube, Window ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Sunflower Hearts
- Thistle (Nyjer®)
- Hemp Seed