Ada Sanchez Mercado is completing work on a habitat model for Red Siskins in Venezuela that will be submitted for publication in a scientific journal. Field researchers have made visits to many sites to validate the model predictions and collect data to refine the model. Although Red Siskins have been extirpated from much of their former range, extensive viable habitat still remains. This model will help to identify suitable areas for release and direct searches to areas that are most likely to harbor unknown colonies.