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#Trending in Birdhouses

Have Dark-eyed Juncos been creating a new trend by nesting in birdhouses? A few years ago, we were astonished to see juncos nesting in a birdhouse, but we have recently received a fourth report of this unusual behavior! This time, Carolyn Burkhart reports a nest in a third-floor balcony nest box in West Seattle, Washington. Carolyn reported that the clutch of four eggs hatched on May 24. As was the case with the previous three reports, this nest box is shallow and wide (10″ x 8″ x 6″). Thanks, Carolyn, for adding to our knowledge of this rarely-documented behavior in Dark-eyed Juncos.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology