Sparrows are famous for being difficult to identify in part because many blend in so well with their weedy habitats and in part because of their shy skulking habits. Their small size and cryptic plumage further complicate their identification. They can be abundant fall migrants in Colorado, where many of the North American species can occur. This ID workshop will review key characteristics of plumage and voice that will aid in identification.
Andy Bankert grew up in Central Florida and has traveled across the country searching for and studying birds. He has worked with grassland birds throughout the Great Plains, counted seabirds from research vessels in the Pacific Ocean, and found nesting shorebirds across the Alaskan tundra. While Andy currently works with birds nesting on Alaska's North Slope, he has ties to Colorado where he received his Master's Degree at Colorado State University and helped document the first Baird's Sparrow nest in Colorado in 2018.
This workshop is open to everyone. We do encourage you to support these ID workshops by joining CFO as a member. Join today at https://cobirds.org/CFO/Membership/Membership.aspx