Lesser Goldfinch,  Spinus psaltria

Number of accepted Lesser Goldfinch records for Louisiana = 3 as of July 2015

Accepted Records

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; Debbie Ponder (ph only), Vicki LeFevers (ph), and Curtis C. Sorrells. Reportedly first seen 1 January.

Photo by Vicki LeFevers