White throated sparrow
(Zonotrichia albicollis)

Crooked River - Wednessday, January 17, 2007 by: Helen Carson
A winter guest at the bird feeders this winter is the White-throated Sparrow. This little fellow normally winters mainly in the eastern US, though some migrate to the south-west & coast.

We first saw him in late fall and he has been at the feeding station every day since.

The brown, gray-breasted male is distinguished by black & white head stripes, a well defined white throat patch, and a yellow spot between the eye and bill.

These birds are some of the first ones we see in the spring, migrating back to their nesting grounds. They range through Western Canada and up into the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.


Helen Carson


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