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A dozen sparrow photos for #WorldSparrowDay

March 20th is World Sparrow Day, which was established 10 years ago by India’s Nature Forever Society. The day commemorates the House Sparrow and raises awareness for the species in its native range — Europe, Asia, and north Africa.

Of course, here in the Americas, House Sparrows are a big problem for native birds. But I think we can still celebrate our native sparrows, right? So here is a gallery of photos of 12 sparrow species from North America. Thanks to the contributors to our Reader Galleries for posting their images!

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee
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Luke Miller shot this fun image of a hopping Spotted Towhee at at Boundary Bay Park, Delta, British Columbia.

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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. You can reach him at [email protected].

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