Evening Grosbeak Irruption Taking Place
Two years ago there was a massive irruption of Evening Grosbeaks across eastern North America. This year’s Winter Finch Forecast predicted a similar southward movement of these big-beaked finches this year and it has begun to be realized. Evening Grosbeaks have been spotted throughout southern Canada, New York and New England and even further south – a welcome sight for all, as Evening Grosbeak populations have declined by 92% in the past 50 years, the steepest decline of any land bird in the continental U.S. or Canada, and sighting one has become a rarity.
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