Wandering Aimlessly


The Fox Sparrow Migration

by Phil Burkhouse


Spending a week exploring the desert southwest certainly fired up my bird brain.  Finding and identifying many new species of birds in the arid flats, foothills, and mountains surrounding Tucson was exciting, but this is also an exciting time in Pennsylvania because the annual spring bird migration is coming on strong.

This is the time of the year to watch your feeders and backyards closely; some birds are now coming through that will stop and visit for only a short time before continuing to their breeding grounds far to the north.  One of these birds that falls into this category is the fox sparrow.


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