Song Sparrow in Winter

Song sparrow on a branch
Song sparrow puffed up to stay warm in winter. Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

Appearance: Song sparrows are small birds between 5-6″ in length with round heads and varying shades of brown streaks on the chest that converge into a central dark spot. They have dark brown eyes, short stubby beaks, and long, round tails. The females appear the same.

Winter diet: Seeds.

Winter feeder food: Unlikely to visit a feeder.

Winter habitat: Song sparrows are found throughout the US during winter as well as in British Columbia, Canada. They prefer open areas and edges of woodlands.

Range Map

Song sparrow range map.
Song sparrow range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.