Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

Adult Male
male Evening Grosbeak

Adult Female
female evening grosbeak

An amazingly “tropical” looking bird that resides in our pine forest year round. When they flock to your feeders they can and will eat a huge amount of black sunflower seeds. They also have a very distinctive trill to their song which after three years of birding I’m finally being able to recognize and know where a flock is located. However … usually they’re located as close to black sunflower seeds as possible! In the Colville National Forest they are isolated to the northern Washington locations.

Cornell Lab’s ID page on Evening Grosbeak


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