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Nestwatch Blog: "Dark-eyed Junco"

Your Junco Nest Observations Could Help Researchers Impeded by COVID-19

Nesting season is upon us, and yet researchers studying urban-nesting juncos have found their research halted by stay-at-home ordinances in response to COVID-19. They’re inviting anyone who finds a junco nest (of any subspecies) to please report the details to NestWatch. Together we can help the junco research team continue their studies even as we all stick close to home!

Juncos Nest In A Birdhouse, Part Two

Last summer, NestWatcher Melissa Sherwood surprised us with the first ever report of a Dark-eyed Junco nesting in an enclosed nest box. Well, this year, Denise Hamilton joins the exclusive club of people who have observed this rare behavior.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology