This week on Santa Cruz Naturalist, I tell you about a wonderful bird that is easily seen all over Santa Cruz: the house finch. Learn about how their population recently expanded throughout the United States, the sound of their lovely song, and what some of their mating behaviors are like. Male house finches perform a number of elaborate rituals to attract and keep their mates around!
Feel free to ask me any of your bird questions. Find me on twitter @gcsparrow.
If you are interested in learning more about birds, allaboutbirds.org is a great resource.
Listen live on KSQD 90.7 the week of June 6 2020: Tuesday 7:53 am & Saturday 11:54 am.
A male house finch feeding two fledglings. Photo by Nancy McGrady.