Tag: junco

Bird banding

Forest Service technician Gwen Baluss visited Sitka this month to band and measure juncos and other songbirds -- with some help from local students. Read More

Small bird-banding study could produce big results

Alaska has its share of big science projects, to be sure. But to get results, science doesn’t always have to be huge. In Sitka, a project in its second year is studying the seasonal movement of juncoes and some other sparrows. It started as a way to involve kids in science, and to answer some basic questions about a species so common that we haven’t taken the trouble to study it. Read More
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