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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Common and widespread throughout in variety of wooded habitats from sea level up to tree line, but prefers forest openings with dense ground cover. Most abundant in open conifer forest, particularly in western Kittitas County. Uncommon breeder in city parks and in suburban and semi-rural residential areas of western counties, although may be declining. Winters commonly in urban core where occasional birds may remain and attempt breeding in spring, after most have retreated to forests of Cascades, Olympics, and foothills.