BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.
How to Attract Dark Eyed Junco
A very common winter feeder bird in the United States, the Dark-Eyed Junco is one of the easiest birds to attract during that time of year. The Slate Colored Junco has dark gray upperparts and a white belly (note: females may have brownish tint). Dark Eyed Junco favor millet but will eat a great variety of seed if provided on a platform feeder or on the ground. A steady supply of seed plus a shrubby environment or brush pile for shelter will encourage the Dark-Eyed Junco to stick around through winter. This bird will also make use of a birdbath if provided.
Top Ways to Attract Dark-Eyed Junco
Trees & Shrubs that Attract Dark-Eyed Junco
Flowers & Vines that Attract Dark-Eyed Junco
- Blazing Star (Seeds)
- Goldenrod (Seeds)
- Joe Pye Weed (Seeds)
- New England Aster (Seeds)
- Purple Coneflower (Seeds)
Attracting Dark-Eyed Junco with a Bird Feeder
- Feeder Type:
- Nyjer Seed
Dark Eyed Junco Information
Dark Eyed Junco Identification:
- Small-sized bird
- Male: dark-gray upperparts, white belly, pink beak
- Female: brown-gray upperparts, white belly, pink beak
Dark Eyed Junco Habitat:
- Open Woodlands
Dark Eyed Junco Eating Habits:
- Mainly seed from wild and bird feeder sources
- Some insects (while breeding)
Dark Eyed Junco Nesting:
- On or low to the ground
- Brushy areas
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