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I'm a huge sparrow fan, and I'm in part convinced that sparrows are second only to gulls in birds that people think we're silly for being excited about. Here are some of my favourites.

Song

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White-crowned, the sound of summer in Vancouver

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Spotted Towhee - here's a really weird one

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Lincoln's

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Golden-crowned

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Junco

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Chipping

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Fox

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Savannah

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Rufous-collared (not North American)

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The kind of thing that we find incredibly helpful and our non-birding friends and family find baffling

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4 minutes ago, neilpa said:

What book is that?

It's an older Peterson title, A field guide to advanced birding : birding challenges and how to approach them by Ken Kaufman. The link below has a full list of chapters. It's a fantastic book, and is interesting because it's almost entirely text-based.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/field-guide-to-advanced-birding-birding-challenges-and-how-to-approach-them/oclc/20852923?tab=tags

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27 minutes ago, PaulK said:

It's an older Peterson title, A field guide to advanced birding : birding challenges and how to approach them by Ken Kaufman. The link below has a full list of chapters. It's a fantastic book, and is interesting because it's almost entirely text-based.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/field-guide-to-advanced-birding-birding-challenges-and-how-to-approach-them/oclc/20852923?tab=tags

Lol, I have a copy of that book I found at a used bookstore recently. Clearly I need to actually give it a read.

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2 hours ago, neilpa said:

Lol, I have a copy of that book I found at a used bookstore recently. Clearly I need to actually give it a read.

Looking this up made me realize there's an updated version, which is now coming from the library. My goal of checking out every birding book is inching closer to completion.

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Glad to see so many fellow "Sparrow Nerds" here, great pics everyone!! Especially love the pics of the ones I've never seen! Keep them coming.

Female Lark Bunting

Lark Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

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Taken with my old camera. Poor photos but if we are trying to close out sparrows and their allies (not sure if that's the purpose on this thread or not), here are two. I have a photo of a Five-striped Sparrow, but it's bad.

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8 hours ago, DLecy said:

Taken with my old camera. Poor photos but if we are trying to close out sparrows and their allies (not sure if that's the purpose on this thread or not), here are two. I have a photo of a Five-striped Sparrow, but it's bad.

Yellow-eyed Junco 4:11:18.jpg

LeConte's Sparrow(2) 10:21:17.JPG

Is that the Abbotts lagoon bird? I was never able to get out/ or find it. 

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