Bird of the Month-January

   

Dark-eyed Junco

*Photo Credit: Gary Whiting

The Dark-eyed Junco is one of the most common birds in North America and can be found across the continent, from Alaska to Mexico, from California to New York. A recent estimate set the junco’s total population at approximately 630 million individuals. They typically spend their spring, summer, and fall in Canada and the northeastern and western United States. You can find them here in the winter months.
Dark-eyed Juncos are typically ground feeding birds, like doves and towhees. An absolute favorite food choice is millet, which can be sprinkled directly on the ground below the feeders.