Pine Siskin Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Pine Siskins are very small songbirds with sharp, pointed bills and short, notched tails. Their uniquely shaped bill is more slender than that of most finches. In flight, look for their forked tails and pointed wingtips.

    Relative Size

    Slightly smaller than an American Goldfinch

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-5.5 in (11-14 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.6 oz (12-18 g)
      • Wingspan: 7.1-8.7 in (18-22 cm)