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.

20 Pictures That Will Change How You Look at Sparrows

From sparrows in winter to sweet baby sparrows, these sparrow pictures prove there is much to appreciate about these energetic, tiny birds.

17 Types of Sparrow Birds That You Should Know

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


Meet the Towhee Birds Scratching up a Storm

Look down! That noise under your shrubs is a shy, ground-feeding towhee in search of its next meal.


Listen for the Sweet Sounds of a Song Sparrow

Learn how to identify a song sparrow. Find out what these musical sparrows look like and sound like, and learn...


Head West to Spot a Spotted Towhee

Once grouped with its eastern counterpart in a species called the rufous-sided towhee, the spotted towhee now has its own...

House Sparrow: Least Wanted Backyard Birds

House sparrows aren't popular among birders, and for good reason. Learn more about them to better deal with these birds...


Royal Bird: Meet the White Crowned Sparrow

With crisp black-and-white head stripes and regional differences in song, this stunning sparrow is anything but ordinary.

How to Identify a Lincoln’s Sparrow

Learn what features to look for on a Lincoln's sparrow, where to find this bird, and how to attract the...


What Does a Dark Eyed Junco Sound Like and Look Like?

Learn how to identify a dark eyed junco. See what the male and female juncos and nests look like and...


What Do Juncos Eat and How to Attract Them

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


Meet the Slate Colored Junco and Other Types of Juncos

Learn to identify six different types of dark-eyed juncos, including the slate colored junco and Oregon junco, and find out...

Meet the Snowbirds: 8 Cool Facts About Junco Birds

Discover facts about winter's favorite visitor: dark-eyed junco! Learn how long a junco bird lives. Also see why they are...


Look Down Low to Spot an Eastern Towhee

When you’re watching for this songbird, look out below. The Eastern towhee spends most of its time on the ground,...


How to Identify and Attract a Chipping Sparrow

Bring this cheerful, common summer bird species into your backyard with our top tips for identifying and attracting a chipping...


Watch for the American Tree Sparrow in Winter

After breeding in the northern reaches of North America, the American tree sparrow arrives in much of the lower 48...


How to Identify a White Throated Sparrow

Learn all about the white throated sparrow. Our birding experts reveal what these sparrows look like, sound like and what...