Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

This is a rare spring migrant/vagrant, with the majority of spring records coming from the final 10 days of May. Fall records are more regular, though they typically arrive later than most other species. While the earliest records are from late August, this species is not regular until at least mid- September with a peak in occurrence from September 20th to October 5th. There is a single early winter record of this species, but considering its regularity in late fall and hardiness this species is quite likely to be found semi-regularly into early, and perhaps throughout, winter.

Dark eyed Junco by Doug Gochfeld - Dark-eyed Junco
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Dark eyed Junco by Cory Gregory 1024x677 - Dark-eyed Junco
Photo by Cory Gregory
Dark eyed Junco 2 by Doug Gochfeld 1024x683 - Dark-eyed Junco
Photo by Doug Gochfeld