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Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

I mentioned how Lincoln’s Sparrows were being spotted earlier than expected this year in my post about Palm Warblers from this morning (I wrote it yesterday). Sure enough, here’s my September Lincoln’s Sparrow from about 7:30AM today. I love them, and it was beautiful as always, but it is very unsettling to see another so early. Last week RTPI Development Director Linda Pierce sent me this article on Braddock Bay Bird Observatory and their increasingly early records, and one of the species named was the Lincoln’s Sparrow. I will be interested to see if we note a decrease in the expected abundance of these birds during the more typical window to record them in October.


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator