Male House finch are extremely handsome in the spring with their fresh coat of red paint and their melodic song. They are common around urban areas, hitting up feeders in small groups. They are found in every state save Alaska these days, but that was not always the case. They were found on the West coast until the 1950's when they were released on the Eastern Seaboard. They very quickly expanded their range and now are found across the majority of North America.