Clay-colored Sparrow

Hey guys, welcome back. Today we venture back to the sparrow family for a sparrow that is a bit tricky to ID, especially if you don't see them that often; the clay-colored sparrow! Their normal range goes right down the center of the country, throughout the Great Plains, while breeding throughout southern Canada. They are... Continue Reading →

White-crowned Sparrow

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, we head back into the world of sparrows. "Sparrows are hard!" "They all look the same, I don't know how people tell them apart." If you're a birder, chances are you've heard one or both of these sentences nearly every time you mention the word "sparrow." But, as with most... Continue Reading →

Savannah Sparrow

Hey guys welcome back! Today we have yet another little streaked sparrow. There's certainly no shortage of them! Despite this, these guys are actually fairly easy to ID provided you get a decent look at them. Savannah sparrows are in some ways your typical streaky sparrow, but their streaks are thinner than a song sparrow,... Continue Reading →

Eastern Towhee

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, the eastern towhee. Once again, a bird that has a close relative that it used to be lumped in with as one species. Sensing a trend in bird taxonomy? I told you it was a thing. The eastern towhee looks very similar to its western cousin, the spotted towhee. They... Continue Reading →

Fox Sparrow

Hey guys, welcome back! Today we've got another sparrow! The Fox Sparrow is pretty cool, and despite that picture up there, surprisingly easy to ID. At first glance, it might seem like the key to ID is the field marks. While those certainly do play a role, this sparrow is best identified by it's size.... Continue Reading →

Dark-eyed Junco

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, a sparrow that defies the stereotype that sparrows are just "little brown jobs," the Dark-eyed Junco. Although it is in the sparrow family, this little bird certainly doesn't look it! At last, a sparrow that's easy to identify! In terms of looks, yes it's not a plethora of striped browns... Continue Reading →

American Tree Sparrow

Hey guys, welcome back! Before we dive into today's bird, I feel I must explain the featured photo for this post, as well as the lack of subsequent ones. This blog is featuring a different bird from my life list in every post. And up until now, I have supplemented each of those posts with... Continue Reading →

House Sparrow

Hey guys, welcome back, and Happy New Year! Nothing like starting 2019 off with a great bird! Too bad today's bird is the House Sparrow. I joke, but the House Sparrow is a great example of what would be considered an invasive species. At least here in the Americas. The House Sparrow is the most... Continue Reading →

Song Sparrow

Hey Guys welcome back! Look! Another sparrow! Today, we have the Song Sparrow. Probably the most widespread New World Sparrow, the Song Sparrow can be found throughout the U.S. much of the year.  Sparrows can be loosely divided into two groups for the purposes of identification; streaked and unstreaked. Last post's White-throated Sparrow is an... Continue Reading →

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