• (noun): Any of several birds, such as the junco and the snow bunting, common in snowy regions.
  • (noun): Slang One who moves from a cold to a warm place in the winter.

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  • (noun): small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
  • (noun): white Arctic bunting
  • (noun): medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter

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Snowbird is a common name for the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis).
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  • Edith marshaled the information gleaned from her long-term snowbird status in Mexico.

  • Despite the recession, she thought she would find a job in a region known as a snowbird and senior roost.

  • Florida has long been known as the snowbird state; retirees flock there for the warm climate and lack of a state income tax, making it the fourth most populated state in the nation (more than one-third of its population is 65 or older).

  • Having spent 7 "snowbird" winters in Ajijic, we wish to experience the rainy season.

  • So if you are still paying Canadian taxes and a resident, you can buy a "snowbird" travel policy.

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