Lawrence‘s Goldfinch
Carduelis lawrencei
 (L 4.75" WS 8.25" WT 0.4 oz)
Summer along the Calif. coast
...winters in southwest deserts,
i.e., migrates east to west.
Sweetwater Wetlands
What a dreadful world this would be,
If not a single bird or Goldfinch we‘d see,
The world would be quiet all day long,
As it would be void of any bird or song,
There’s nothing nicer in this world to me,
As to spy a spot of gold, and find a Goldfinch in my
Then to hear it sing, loud and long,
And know it will come back all Summer long.
   (Goldfinch by Megan, grade 7)