Journal archives for June 2020

June 09, 2020

House Finches are Singing

The songs of House Finches were not always heard in the Columbia Valley. In fact they were unknown in the province until 1935, when a pair of House Finches were reported nesting in Penticton. By 1937 they had also arrived on the coast and were observed nesting in Victoria. From these 2 small pioneering populations the House Finch launched its rapid range expansion into British Columbia. By 1970 it had moved east into the Southern Interior Mountains and was recorded near Cranbrook. House Finches first appeared on the Lake Windermere Christmas Bird Count in 1994 And now are a common sighting at local bird feeders.

Posted on June 09, 2020 13:45 by larryhalverson larryhalverson | 1 observation | 1 comment | Leave a comment