I've running around like a crazy chick this week doing aerial surveys and attending a bird feeding trade show (yes, they exist and yes there are more than one). Somehow I missed the Winter Finch Forecast! I always read it with the same grain of salt that I read the Farmer's Almanac.
It looks like many of those winter finches we love to look for when it's snowy in the northern US like the above pine siskins (taken with my Wingscapes cam)will most likely stay up in Canada.
We do have a good shot at those beret wearing common redpolls though, which I would love to see again at the feeders.
Read the full forecast here.