During the summer of 2010 and spring of 2011, our group conducted pilot work on the yellow-eyed junco (Junco phaeonotus subspp.) and the Guadelupe junco (Junco hyemalis insularis) at field sites in Mexico and Guatemala. We recorded song, filmed habitat, photographed nests, and initiated connections with local landowners and conservation organizations.
The Mexico sites were:
a) Parque Ecologico "Encuentro", San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas (Junco phaeonotus fulvescens)
b) near Mexico City (El Ajusco, DF) (Junco phaeonotus phaeonotus)
c) Isla Guadelupe (Junco hyemalis insularis).
The Guatemala site was at Chichim, Todos Santos, Cuchumatanes Mts, Guatemala (Junco phaeonotus alticola).