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Flight Directions of Boreal Finches in the Irruption of 2020

by Bill Evans: As this year’s broad-spectrum finch irruption expanded, I happened to be taking a daily core sample of morning flight activity from a vista walking distance from my home, ~8 miles south of Read More

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The Redpoll Complex: Redpolls, redpolls, redpolls…….and the usual cautionary tales.

By Matthew A. Young: One of the things we, the Finch Research Network (FiRN),  plan to do for the birding and ornithological communities, is to help with tough finch identifications, and there’s perhaps no tougher Read More

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A Lesser-Known Irruption Is Occurring in the West

By Ryan F. Mandelbaum: While finch fans are experiencing a banner year for boreal birds in the Eastern United States, birders in the West have their own finches on the move. Lawrence’s Goldfinches are the Read More