Originally, Evening Grosbeaks were only in Canada and in high elevations of the west. They never wandered far from home. However, for an unknown reason, some of them began wandering and small flocks showed up south of Canada and began nesting. Some eventually wintered in the southern states. Now, Evening Grosbeaks are located in nearly all of the mainland.
In our area, males usually arrive around March 20 and the females arrive a couple of weeks later. They often spend the summer and raise their family at our location.
They are particulary fond of black-oil sunflower seeds and berries.