Dark-eyed Junco  ( Junco ardoisé )

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Junco hyemalis

Description:    Dark-eyed Junco
Photo Date:   September 29, 2007

Location:  

Henwood Township

Photographer:  

Michael Werner

General Notes

The Dark-eyed Junco is one of the the most cold hardy sparrows, and is a common feeder visitor, especially in fall when the birds that nested throughout the northern boreal forest and tundra are migrating through our area. Although most migrate south, a few often stick around in Timiskaming during a milder winter with little snow depth.  Dark-eyed Juncos typically feed on the ground, but, unlike many sparrows, they do not scratch for food.

This species used to be called the Slate-Colored Junco.

Abundance: Abundant
Breeding Status: Resident

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1990 66     66
1991 151     151
1992 119     119
1993 10     10
1994 45     45
1995 12     12
1996 399 1   400
1997 69 7   76
1998 87 2   89
1999 3 18 1 22
2000 341 5 256 602
2001 10 8 78 96
2002 38 36 195 269
2003 36 7 1 44
2004 17 24 541 582
2005 33 16 109 158
2006 115 21 114 250
2007   60   60
2008        
2009