Checklist S57484056

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Location
22nd Street South and Grant St.

Owner David Bridge

Incidental
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Dark-eyed Junco summering in Arlington, VA.

    Juncos normally depart the Mid-Atlantic region by mid-April.
    The "Gold Book" (2007, p. 288) lists the normal departure as April 15 for the Coastal Plain Region;
    and for the Piedmont Region the normal departure date is listed as April 20.
    Stewart and Robbins (The Birds of Maryland and DC, 1958, p. 359) list the normal departure as April 15

    In 2019 there is an individual Dark-eyed Junco summering in Northern VA, in Arlington.
    More specifically the bird is in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood in the area of 22nd Street South and Grant St.
    A Junco was seen several times in late April; which may have been the same individual; specific dates not available.
    In May it was recorded on the 11th, 19th and the 25th.
    In June it was seen on the 3rd and 9th and most recently on Monday June 17th, when six pictures were taken.

    The latest departure date (Gold Book) for the Coastal Plain is May 27; without any summer records.
    The latest departure date (Gold Book) for the Piedmont Region is June 4;
    with two summer records: July 2 and July 8.

    This location, in suburban Washington, DC, is technically in the Coastal Plain;
    however the Piedmont Region begins less than 20 miles to the west.

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