- Lesser Goldfinches are often found in suburban habitats, like parks and gardens.
- The nest is usually in a twig fork of a tree, mostly hidden by foliage or lichens.
- The female, which builds most of the nest without help from the male, begins by collecting plant materials with her beak. The materials can include leaves, bark, catkins, yucca fibers, cocoons and spiderwebs. Sometimes she strips branches of their fibers, holding them with her feet.