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Common Name:Sparrow, Field
Scientific Name:Spizella pusilla
Area:Wastewater Treatment Plant - Monmouth, Oregon
Date:January 27, 2023

If I had spotted this little sparrow by myself, I would have mistakenly assumed it was an immature White-crowned Sparrow. Fortunately, Brandon Wagner was the first to see it on January 17th and identified it as a Field Sparrow, which was a first for Oregon. This sparrow normally resides East of the Rockies.

Reference:Sibley Field Guide to Birds by Sibley / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn and Alderfer