Purple Finch

Haemorhous purpureus

A very rare vagrant to western Alaska, this species is a vagrant to the entire state of Alaska and has been seen on only a single occasion in the Pribilofs (St. Paul Island). It has only been recorded during the fall in the Bering Sea region, though as with most finches, this species could be found from early September into the early winter depending on the harshness of the weather in the Pribilofs.

Purple Finch by Gil Ewing 1024x723 - Purple Finch
Photo by Gil Ewing
Purple Finch 2 by Gil Ewing 1024x746 - Purple Finch
Photo by Gil Ewing