May 5, 2010
Bob T


Are you able to help me to identify this bird we saw in Aruba? I think they are the same species. I saw three of them on the property of La Cabana Resort.

I can't seem to find a photo of it in any of the guides. Thank you!

                                                              -Bob T.

Hi, Bob. That is a Saffron Finch, a species first noted on Aruba in the 1990s and almost certainly established as a population from escaped caged birds, as on Bonaire and

Curaçao. We appreciate your sending along the photo and your question.

Good (Aruba) birding,

Jeff and AllisonWells