Dark-eyed Junco Winter Movements

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Basic Idea: Band juncos at one or more popular feeders and observe subsequent distribution of banded birds.

Questions to be answered:

  • Do junco flocks tend to stick together or mix throughout the winter?
  • How far do the juncos range during winter?
  • Where do our wintering juncos go in summer?
  • Do juncos have a strong fidelity to wintering grounds?

Update Fall 2012: This project idea is being implemented as part of the Sitka Bird Banding Project