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Dark-eyed Junco

Posted on Oct 5, 2015

It’s that time again! One of everyone’s backyard favorites, the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis), is on the way south. These cute little birds are returning to yards like yours now if you are not one of the lucky few to have them year-round. Their autumn arrival, along with that of the White-throated Sparrow, is one of the first big signs of fall to me each October. I look forward to spending six months with friends like this.

Dark-eyed Junco SFP-1556

Dark-eyed Junco SFP-1553

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator