One of the bird species that I always enjoy seeing as winter approaches is White-throated Sparrow. White-throated Sparrows are short distance migrants that breed in the very northern parts of the United States as well as parts of Canada (Click here to see summer reports on eBird). They travel south just a short distance and winter over a widespread area with the highest concentrations being in the southeastern US (Click here to see winter reports on eBird).
White-throated Sparrows have a very memorable song that they can be heard singing throughout the year and there are a couple of mnemonics that birders use to remember and describe the song. Some people hear the song as Old-Sam-Peabody-Peabody while others think this birds is longing for is summer home in Canada by singing Oh-sweet-Canada-Canada. Listen to the song here and let us know which mnemonic you prefer.