Backyard Birds

How to Attract Finches in Your Backyard

You can’t help but notice these active and acrobatic little birds with a short, conical bill and a small, head, long wings, and short, notched tail, especially this time of year. Photo submitted by Floyd Seitz Adult male Finches in spring and early summer are bright yellow with black forehead, black wings with white markings, […]

Finch Eye Disease

We have been getting reports in the area of House Finches with “finch eye disease” or conjunctivitis. Infected birds have red, swollen, runny, or crusty eyes; in extreme cases the eyes become swollen shut or crusted over, and the birds become essentially blind.  Birds in this condition obviously have trouble feeding.  You might see them […]