Sparrows

With more than 30 subspecies of song sparrows alone, these spunky birds can be hard to spot and harder still to identify. Enjoy sparrow identification made easy with these species profiles.

Dark-Eyed Juncos: Meet the Family Tree

Learn six variations of dark-eyed juncos, a beloved snowbird and popular wintertime visitor, and find out where to spot them.

All About Sparrows: What Birders Should Know

Think telling sparrows apart is just not worth the effort? Our tips might change your mind.


How to Identify and Attract Chipping Sparrows

Bring this cheery summer visitor into your backyard with our top tips for identifying and attracting chipping sparrows.


How to Identify White-Throated Sparrows

Learn how to identify white-throated sparrows. Our birding experts reveal what the sparrows look like, sound like and what they...


How to Attract More Juncos to Your Backyard

Flocks of juncos arrive with cold snowy weather. Learn the best foods to offer at feeders and plants to grow...

8 Cool Facts About Dark-Eyed Juncos

Discover fun facts about one of winter's favorite snowbirds: the dark-eyed junco! Learn how long juncos live and what kind...


Bird Species Profile: American Tree Sparrow

After breeding in the northern reaches of North America, this bird species arrives in much of the lower 48 to...

White-Throated Sparrow

The White-Throated Sparrow is often nicknamed the Canada bird or the Peabody bird, in imitation of a typical song, written...


Song Sparrow

Ornithologists recognize more than 30 subspecies of the remarkably adaptable Song Sparrow. Because song sparrows seem to learn the structure...


Dark-Eyed Junco

There are more than a dozen recognized “races” of the dark-eyed junco, from the most basic slate-gray with a white...