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Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)

Posted on Oct 30, 2014

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)

One irruptive bird species we can anticipate seeing many more of soon is the Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea). Ron Pittaway’s 2014-15 winter finch forecast projected the species to make a “moderate to good flight” this fall and winter due to “variably poor to average” birch seed crops in the boreal forest. It can often take until December to really see them on the move but the forecast is already coming true in northern areas of the U.S. Get your thistle feeders ready now! Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach Coordinator

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