Lincoln’s Sparrows – Beautifully Bland

Alex Lamoreaux|

The ABA area has it’s fair share of sparrows and I have been fortunate enough to have seen most of them but for some odd reason the one that really gets me excited, and the one that for whatever reason I really like the most, is the Lincoln’s Sparrow. To a beginner birder, the Lincoln’s Sparrow might look identical to a Song Sparrow and would be easily over-looked. However, once you begin to see this species more, and learn the field marks that make it unique, and begin to anticipate is arrival during spring and fall migration, it is easy to see why this species is just so cool. At any rate, here are some photos that I have taken of Lincoln’s Sparrows that I think you may enjoy!

Lincoln’s Sparrow – captured while bird banding (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Lincoln’s Sparrow – photo taken in PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Lincoln’s Sparrow – captured while bird banding (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Lincoln’s Sparrow – captured while bird banding (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Lincoln’s Sparrow – photo taken in Idaho (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

About the Author

Alex Lamoreaux

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Alex Lamoreaux has been an avid birder and naturalist since he was a youngster, growing up exploring the farmland and Appalachian ridges near Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University, studying wildlife biology. Alex has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, and South Africa and is a freelance nature tour guide, field biologist, and wildlife photographer. Alex has worked on wildlife research projects ranging from Whimbrel migration along the coast of Virginia to Yellow-billed Cuckoo nesting in the desert southwest. He has been the migration counter at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory for the past two fall seasons, documenting the massive visible migration of raptors and songbirds along Lake Superior. Alex loves to share his knowledge of nature, and strives to bring the birding community together to share in the fun that studying birds and wildlife has to offer. He has helped to organize and coordinate birding events in his home state of Pennsylvania and beyond. Contact Info Alex Lamoreaux aslamoreaux@gmail.com (717) 943-7086