Southeast Michigan bird and urban ecology research, including archived and updated material related to the Rouge River Bird Observatory
Friday, January 25, 2019
European Goldfinches and other cage birds in the Western Great Lakes
European Goldfinches in Kenosha, WI, April 2016 Photo by Darrin O'Brien
I have posted an updated page on European Goldfinches and other non-native cage birds in the western Great Lakes. I am still collecting follow-up data while the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas is in its final year of surveys; southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois are the "epicenters" of the breeding population of European Goldfinches. I'm working on a summary paper -- read all about the history, identification, and how to submit reports here.