We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
1818 N Taylor St
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 666-4210
Fax: (501) 661-0552
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Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
So, here in Central Arkansas, we could divide the year into two almost even seasons...Hummingbird season (April through October) and Goldfinch Season (November into May). The beginning of Hummingbird season is easy to notice as the little jewels start hitting feeders and flowers in the yard. The start of Goldfinch season is a little more difficult to spot as the male Goldfinches have, in most cases, molted their beautiful, bright yellow feathers and are more muted and are often difficult (though not impossible if you know what to look for) to identify among "little brown birds" birds. Add to this the fact that Goldfinches will travel up to 35 miles a day for food...here one day and gone the next...and the fact that Goldfinches may be seen singly or in loose flocks and it can be difficult at best to define a 'start' date to the Goldfinch season.
The rule of thumb for Central Arkansas is mid-November, but we have seen them arrive as early as late October, but one thing is certain, if you see the males turning bright yellow in February or March, be assured they have been here for three to four months already!
To help you with all things Goldfinch, we have developed the "Goldfinches In Arkansas" page which can be found here. Read through the pros and cons of various food types and learn how to identify the birds in their winter plumage, and understand why those folks in Bentonville are likely to see Goldfinches all year long while those of us in Little Rock only see them for six months out of the year. Happy Birding!
The average backyard may be visited regularly by 15 to 20 different bird species. However, a bird-friendly yard can attract up to 100 or more different species. To attract the greatest number of bird species, just provide at least one of each of these habitat elements: food, water, cover and places to raise their young. To find out more information about the bird activity in our area, visit our store.