Pine Siskins are found in the western part of the US and throughout Canada and southern Alaska. They can be unpredictable and sometimes will be seen during the winter in other parts of the country. They are about 5” long, are dark brown overall with heavy streaking. They have black and yellow bars on their wings.

Siskins will visit bird feeders filled with black oil and hulled sunflower, millet or nyjer seed.

Thank you to The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Orthinology, Ithaca, New York who provided the picture and audio.