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American Goldfinch


Photographs

These photographs are provided to help you identify members of the American Goldfinch species and are provided here courtesy of the individual photographers, who retain copyright. You may not reproduce these photos without permission. Click on any photo for a the full-sized version.

American Goldfinch
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Stratford Date: 09-28-03

American Goldfinch
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Stratford Date: 09-28-03

Pine Siskin & American Goldfinch
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Stratford Date: 09-20-03

Pine Siskin & American Goldfinch
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Dwaine Oakley Location: Stratford Date: 09-20-03

More about the American Goldfinch on the Internet

The following websites can help you learn more about the American Goldfinch species. These websites are maintained by other organizations, and when you click on the links below, you'll be visiting their websites, not ours.

Seasonal Frequency

You can use the following as a guide to when you can most easily expect to spot members of the American Goldfinch species on Prince Edward Island. This information comes from The Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island which retains and publishes records of bird sightings.

Spring
March 16 to May 31
(northerly migration)

Fairly common, 1 - 9 birds per day
Summer
June 1 to August 15
(nesting season)

Fairly common, 1 - 9 birds per day
Autumn
August 16 to December 14
(southerly migration)

Rare, 1 - 5 birds per season
Uncommon, 1 - 12 birds per fortnight
Winter
December 15 to March 15
Fairly common, 1 - 9 birds per day
Common, 10 - 49 birds per day

Nesting on PEI

The American Goldfinch is known or believed to nest on PEI.

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