Number of accepted Lesser Goldfinch records for Louisiana = 5 as of November 2017
One sub-adult male (85- 5) photographed at a feeder in Gretna,
Jefferson Parish, from 19 January to 20 February 1985 (Fred Barry*; Bruce Crider, Dan Purrington, Bob Newman, et al). The only other state
record is of a bird in Cameron Parish in 1954.
Photo by Fred Barry
One adult male (95-156) on 21 Dec 1995, Caddo: Shreveport, 313 Wildoak Drive (residence of Bill Hall); Laurence M. Hardy; NASFN 50(2): 181, LOS News 171: 10. This represents the third state record. Description indicates nominate subspecies C. p. psaltria.
One adult male (2011-042; initially published as 2011-06) on 6-8 January 2011 [from 1 Jan to 7 May per Debbie Ponder],
Sabine: Pleasant Hill;
(ph), and Curtis C. Sorrells.
Reportedly first seen 1 January.
Photo by Vicki LeFevers
One first year male (2016-005) on 10-16 February 2016, Rapides: Alexandria;
Jay V. Huner (ph),
Paul E. Conover (ph),
Dave Patton (ph only), and
Michael J. Musumeche (ph).
Homeowner reports present until 2 April
2016 (fide Jay V. Huner). This represents only the fifth state occurrence.
Photo by Dave Patton