All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.
American Goldfinches are very common and widespread. Although their population is in decline, they are still a species of low conservation concern.
These birds can be found near open or overgrown fields with patches of thistles, shrubs, and weeds. They can also be found near other semi-open areas such as parks, roadsides, woodland edges, orchards, and suburban areas. One way to easily attract them is by setting up bird feeders filled with sunflower or thistle seeds.