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Bird of the Week: Dark-Eyed Junco

Okanogan Country | 02/18/2019 | Methow Valley, The Great Outdoors, Wildlife Viewing
These little sparrows can be spotted fluttering around the forest floor in search of seeds. During the warmer season, juncos are commonly found in the western mountains and the tips of Canada. As the weather cools and winter approaches, they expand their territory further in to the states and throughout North America.

The Junco features distinct easy to recognize markings (though extremely variable) and bright white tail feathers.

The Junco is one of the most abundant forest birds of North America. You can spot the Dark-eyed Junco in open, partially wooded areas. Keep your eye on the ground and listen for their twittering call! 
These species often come to bird feeders. 

DID YOU KNOW? 

1. Juncos are one of the most common bird in North America. They can be found throughout the continent, from Alaska all the way to Mexico!
2. According to AllAboutBirds the oldest recorded Dark-eyed Junco was at least 11 years old.


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