A very common garden bird around most of North America, this little finch is always on the look out for thistle plants. They can be found in pairs with the male singing and calling when on the wing. They will come to feeders where there are sunflower or safflower chips or black thistle seed. There are three species of Goldfinch in North America with this bird being the most common, followed by the Lesser Goldfinch, which is found on the west coast and south west states to Texas. The last is the Lawrence's Goldfinch only found in California, Arizona and a small section of New Mexico.