Valley Splendor Wild Bird Food

Dark-eyed Junco

Most Dark-eyed Juncos can be identified by their pale bills, dark eyes, whitish bellies and tails with conspicuous white outer feathers.  Variations within the species are seen geographically.  The Slate-colored race is found in the East and the Oregon race with its gray head and pinkish sides are typically found in the West.  Additionally, you will find a Gray-headed species in the southern Rockies and Southwest and White-winged race in the North Central United States.  Depending on the time of year Dark-eyed Juncos are found throughout the United States and Canada.  Spending most of the time in the Northeast and Northwest and migrating throughout the United States during the winter months and throughout Canada and Alaska during the summer months.  Juncos prefer to eat feeders Sunflower Hearts, Nyjer® Thistle, Peanuts, Milo, Millet, Cracked Corn and Suet from the ground or platform feeders.