Discover local wildlife by learning the art of birding

You don’t have to travel far from home to find adventure. Sometimes there is fun waiting right in your backyard.

Mifflin and Juniata counties are home to many types of birds. They inhabit open countryside, wooded lots, aquatic environments and urban landscapes — you might even find them roosting in the rafters of your barn or foraging for food in your backyard.

Roll up this edition of JV Family, stuff it in a bag with a pair of binoculars and head outdoors this spring. See what you can find outside your home, down the street, in a local park. See if you can spot these common species in your travels.