Nature Walk: Savannah Sparrow

By Taylor on October 29, 2012 in Blog

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Savannah sparrows can be found in a wide variety of grasslands across the United States and Canada. While their name seems to reflect their preference for grassland, the name actually came from an early specimen collected in Savannah, Georgia by the ornithologist Alexander Wilson. These small birds can be characterized by their subtle streaked breast, white belly, notched tail and yellow lores. The savannah sparrow pictured above rests on the lichen-covered rocks along the north shore of Lake Superior.

No matter the time of the year bird watching in Iowa can be a fantastic hobby. What types of birds do you search for when you’re out enjoying nature?

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