The Ordinary Extraordinary Junco is a science education film project produced by our lab to convey the process of science, highlight past and current research on the dark-eyed junco, and bring to life core themes in evolution, ecology, and animal behavior. The project includes about 90-min. of content in total, divided into eight shorter chapters (3 to 20 min. each) for easier online viewing and classroom use. The project's website has more details, including educator resources and information on hosting screenings or requesting DVD/BluRay disc hardcopies. All segments can be viewed streaming or downloaded free online at

The intro / trailer clip can be viewed below. Please see for more!

Junco Media Project Sample Clips from Junco Media Project on Vimeo.

Below is a clip of Ketterson Lab research featured on ScienCentral's Science Sensei:

An Australian news clip entitled "Fatherhood: Secrets of the Superdads" that mentions our research on testosterone and behavior in male juncos (beginning at about 4:05).


Gallery: Junco Lab group photos

Gallery: MLBS Junco Crew group photos


Juncos sing two broad categories of song, long-range song (LRS) and short-range song (SRS). Short-range song can be further divided based on song tempo into slow SRS and fast SRS. You can listen to the three types of song below (WAV files), and visit Dustin Reichard's page to learn more about them.