Perhaps there are enclaves of self-perpetuating returning generations (site fidelity) . Other locations with potentially suitable habitat are awaiting some pioneer settlers.
Rich Guthrie Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 9, 2019, at 6:34 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I have a question about junco habitat. Maybe no one will know but I figured > these email lists might have some answers. So at my home in Johnson City > along the southern tier, I live on the edge of town on a hill in a suburban > setting. Lots of yards and lots of scattered mainly Norway spruces. Also > lots of blue and Colorado spruces along with balsam and Fraser firs scattered > about. No areas of canopy just yards with grass and a plethora of bushes. I > have noticed over the last several years quite a good number of dark eyed > juncos nesting. I have had a pair at my house for several years. They are all > over in my neighborhood. I live at 1300 feet so not a particularly high > elevation. > > I am spending a few days at Star Lake in the western Adirondacks with family. > The cottage we are in is among many sprinkled by the lake. No closed > canopy, a lot of large white pine, some balsam fir, some Eastern hemlock and > a lot of sugar maple. I have 2 blackburnian and 2 pine warblers within > earshot of the cottage. Red eyed vireos all over, Robins, song sparrows, > chipping sparrows etc, but no juncos! I have had only one since I have been > here on a hike and that's it. Seems like similar habitats as the southern > tier except more conifers. What gives? Curious. Thanks. > -- > NYSbirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > ABA > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --