Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dark-eyed Junco "Junco hyemalis" | Boreal Songbird Initiative

I haven't seen much of this species around and it's a shame as its old name "Snowbird" should be synonymous with our snow ground cover. The current absence of Prospect Chickadees, titmice and juncos- common winter species - makes our winter birding boring.

Ask yourself this: what would life be without these creatures,when the forest goes quiet?  Support your conservation goals to increase and preserve habitats, critical stopover sites, and resolve unchecked development.

Here are some organizations to keep in mind

American Bird Conservancy

Boreal Birds Initiative

National Audubon Society

Nature Conservancy

And various land trusts

Remember:   National Geographic this year call it "The Year of The Bird" , on the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
( More on this on another post)