Sparrows are a challenge to birders of all skill levels because they’re often skulky and hard to see. At first they seem like dull brown birds, but when you get a good look, they show beautiful and intricate patterns on their feathers. Because many species are hard to see, they are sought after by avid listers and those who appreciate the beauty of birds.
Whether you're at home or out in the field, these helpful four-sheet sparrow reference guides have full-color photos of eastern, central, western and widespread sparrows. Enter your email address in the form to the right and head to the guides! You can download, print out, and bring these guides with you, courtesy of the Cornell Lab's Macaulay Library and Bird Academy.