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Irruption Alert: Hoary Redpolls Are All Over And Here’s How to Find Them

By Ryan F. Mandelbaum: Dedicated finch fans know that it’s worth scanning every Common Redpoll flock for their frostier, even more boreal cousin: the Hoary Redpoll. Telling the two species apart can be tricky, but 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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Irruption Alert: Redpolls Ride South In Perhaps Their Largest Push In Almost A Decade

By Tyler Hoar and Matthew Young: Redpolls are on the move this winter, and we’re perhaps looking at their biggest push south in almost a decade. Why is this, you ask?  Redpolls follow birch and Read More