The links below are to Birding Ottawa's collection of Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecasts from years past.
Note: These pages give the text of Ron Pittaway's informative, educational and always interesting Winter Finch Forecasts from years past. He has gathered information regarding conditions in the northern boreal forests and synthesized this to forecast the occurrance of these birds in southern Ontario. There are excellent tidbits about food tree preferences of the various finch species and subspecies, and forest conditions overall. It will help you think globally to find birds locally. Many thanks to Ron for allowing us to offer these reports to our visitors.