Thursday, November 08, 2007

You don't have to go far!

Finding a Harris's Sparrow last weekend at Pheasant Branch prairie got me thinking about all the sparrow species and their allies I've seen in 2007. In a continuing effort to reduce road trips to observe and photograph birds, I think I did pretty well this year. Trip-wise, Lark Sparrow was seen in neighboring Sauk County at Spring Green Reserve, and I saw Henslow's Sparrows near Horicon Marsh when I was up there to lead a few field trips for the annual club festival. The rest of the sparrows were found in Dane County, and then mostly at Pheasant Branch Conservancy:

American Tree Sparrow - PBC
Chipping Sparrow - Backyard
Clay-colored Sparrow - PBC
Vesper Sparrow - Cuba Valley Road, north of Waunakee
Savannah Sparrow - PBC
Grasshopper Sparrow - PBC
Le Conte's Sparrow - Nine Springs
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow - Nine Springs
Fox Sparrow - PBC
Song Sparrow - PBC
Lincoln's Sparrow - PBC
Swamp Sparrow - PBC
White-throated Sparrow - PBC
Harris's Sparrow - PBC
White-crowned Sparrow - PBC
Dark-eyed Junco - Backyard
Lapland Longspur - Balzer Road, north of PBC
Snow Bunting - Balzer Road, north of PBC
Eastern Towhee - PBC

Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow © 2007 Mike McDowell

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