American Goldfinch Sightings

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae Genus: Carduelis Species: Carduelis tristis

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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 5010
Location: Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Date Sighted: 2018-04-10 #Seen: 3
User#: Laura
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Comment : They have come back much earlier (perhaps 4 weeks earlier) than usual! I don't remember seeing them until early May last year (2017).


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 4540
Date Sighted: 2016-04-30 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 4304
Date Sighted: 2015-10-30 #Seen: 2
User#: CB Welch
Site Description: Backyard in Ash Tree
Comment : First sighting of the season. They've arrived later than usual by at least 2 weeks.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 4243
Date Sighted: 2015-08-24 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 4114
Date Sighted: 2015-04-19 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : Very bright plumage for this time of year.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3670
Date Sighted: 2014-05-25 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3620
Date Sighted: 2014-05-13 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3610
Date Sighted: 2014-04-26 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3383
Date Sighted: 2014-03-17 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3354
Date Sighted: 2013-11-18 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3200
Date Sighted: 2013-09-08 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Sackville River
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3186
Date Sighted: 2013-08-26 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 3114
Date Sighted: 2013-07-22 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Wolfville Dykes.
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 2098
Date Sighted: 2013-04-28 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Small wooded area, ponds and lakes nearby.
Comment : Bright yellow.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1858
Date Sighted: 2013-03-23 #Seen: 5
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1846
Date Sighted: 2013-03-17 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : Was singing loudly atop a tree


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1815
Date Sighted: 2013-03-05 #Seen: 20
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Maint Road W. past Peggy Parks' Memorial
Comment : Est of approx. 30 in tree for approx. 15 minutes.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1829
Date Sighted: 2013-03-05 #Seen: 6
Site Description: Residentil area with some trees
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1644
Date Sighted: 2013-01-19 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Backyard feeder
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1618
Date Sighted: 2012-12-17 #Seen: 8
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Spryfield, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Mainland Common, wooded and residential area
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1617
Date Sighted: 2012-12-15 #Seen: 4
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Small wooded area near Kidston Lake.
Comment : Guess they're going to try and stay the winter, looked like a few bird feeders in the area to help them out.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1603
Date Sighted: 2012-11-21 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Mainland commons Trails
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1599
Date Sighted: 2012-11-19 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: backyard feeder
Comment : Cold day, -2C at the time, maybe finch trying to stay the winter?


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1594
Date Sighted: 2012-11-04 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Sackville River trail
Comment : Markings a lot duller than summer color.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1289
Date Sighted: 2012-04-29 #Seen: 8
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Small wooded area with pond's nearby.
Comment : Very bright yellow, small flock close together.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1275
Date Sighted: 2012-04-16 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: small wooded area surrounded by residential area
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1263
Date Sighted: 2012-04-11 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Small forest surrounded by homes.
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 1241
Date Sighted: 2012-03-20 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Spotted at a bird feeder along with chickadee's and junco's.
Comment : First sighting of the year, it's been a mild winter.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 683
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Date Sighted: 2011-08-08 #Seen: 3
User#: alansircy
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 517
Date Sighted: 2011-05-29 #Seen: 10
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Sambro, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Trail along Crstal Crescent Beach. Lots of shrubs and small trees.
Comment : Saw 4-6 of them.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 478
Date Sighted: 2011-05-01 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Alongside Sackville River Trail.
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 395
Date Sighted: 2010-10-01 #Seen: 10
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Backyard feeder, residential area with small patch of woods.
Comment : There was a Small flock of about 7 of them. Getting late in year for them, probably leaving soon, very mild weather the last couple days though.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 381
Date Sighted: 2010-09-20 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Backyard feeder, small patch of woods
Comment : Feeding with a group of black capped chickadee's.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 360
Date Sighted: 2010-09-12 #Seen: 10
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Along the Sackville River Trail, hiding in shrubs and small trees
Comment : Saw about 4-5 stay together, maybe young siblings as there is more brown seen in picture.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 332
Date Sighted: 2010-08-21 #Seen: 10
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Greenwing Legacy Centre, part of Shubenacadie wildlife park.
Comment : Saw about 6 of them in this small marshland area. Probably male in picture, brilliant canary yellow plumage and a striking jet black cap


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 318
Date Sighted: 2010-08-10 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Alongside Sackville River, trees and open spaces.
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 316
Date Sighted: 2010-08-09 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Marshland within forest and lake area
Comment : Also known as the Eastern Goldfinch. black forehead, black wings with white markings.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 311
Date Sighted: 2010-08-03 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Found in dense schrubs next to a tent caterpillar site. About 5ft off ground
Comment : 5 white small eggs, about 2.5cm. Saw the goldfinch leave the nest when we walked up to it. Nest was about 10cm wide and well hidden.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 263
Date Sighted: 2010-07-01 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Small marshland surrounded by forest near Sandy Lake park
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 264
Date Sighted: 2010-06-30 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Along Sackville River Trail, trees beside river
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 240
Date Sighted: 2010-05-29 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Common Nova Scotian woodlands, marshy bog, by Sandy Lake park
Comment : Black cap and wings and yellow body, white streak in black part of wing


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 199
Date Sighted: 2010-04-12 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Goldfinch in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Alongside Sackville River near 102 overpass
Comment : Lots of white remaining, should be turning more yellow next month. First sighting this year.


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 161
Date Sighted: 2009-09-03 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Trails near Bayer Lake Park off 102 highway, Quarry Lake
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 157
Site Description: seen in Pockwook watershed area
Comment : small group of 8-12


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 154
Date Sighted: 2009-08-22 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Sacville River trail
Comment : one of the 2 may have been offspring, looked a lot smaller


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 143
Date Sighted: 2009-08-03 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description:
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 104
Date Sighted: 2009-06-23 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: suburbs
Comment : bright yellow


 
Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 105
Date Sighted: 2009-05-16 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: alongside sackville river
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Common Name: American Goldfinch
Species: Carduelis tristis
Record#: 80
Date Sighted: 2009-04-19 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: near Sackville River
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