The Nature of Phenology 10/2/21: Juncos

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

While we do have year-round populations of juncos in Maine, they are joined by even more juncos who spent the summer breeding season in Canada or the Arctic Circle during the fall. So juncos locally are now forming large flocks of up to twenty-five birds, sometimes including other sparrow species, for the winter.

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Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing [email protected]