Attracting finches to your backyard feeders is easy. Finches are attracted to seeds and will flock to feeders. Offer sunflower seeds in hopper, platform and hanging feeders. Goldfinches, especially, are attracted to nyger seed in seed socks. Because finches will eat spilled seed off the ground, protect the birds from contagious diseases by raking the ground well. You'll find these active birds in weedy fields, forest edges and backyards. Like most birds, finches are attracted to fresh water for drinking and bathing. So, place a birdbath in your yard.