Breeding Range Map
Common and widespread throughout the State of Washington in all conifer forests, and to a lesser extent, in mixed forests of the Puget Trough.
All zones were core breeding areas. In zones above steppe zones, mixed and conifer forests were good habitats; fresh water/wetlands, forest openings and clearings, and hardwood forests were adequate.
Washington breeders represent the widespread nominate subspecies C. p. pinus. Pine Siskin populations and distribution vary between years depending on cone crops, though they can be found in most coniferous forests during the breeding season. This little finch is Washington’s most numerous fringillid, occurring during the breeding season throughout all conifer- and mixed-forest habitats in the state.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester