Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca (Wilson, 1810)    Synonyms: FOSP, Passerella iliaca iliaca, Red Fox Sparrow.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Passeriformes   >   Family Emberizidae   >   Genus Passerella   

Status:

An uncommon winter resident that can be locally common in favored habitats. Departs in the spring earlier than most of our sparrows, with peak migration occurring in March.

Where to find:

Sightings at roadsides and bird feeding stations increase when there is snow on the ground.

There are 345 records in the project database.

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Fox Sparrow in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/10/2011). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. - Bill Hubick.

Fox Sparrow in Somerset Co., Maryland (11/29/2009). (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. - Bill Hubick.

Fox Sparrow singing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/31/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, all rights reserved. - Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist.

Fox Sparrow call notes in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/31/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, all rights reserved. - Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist.

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A Fox Sparrow in Harford Co., Maryland (1/30/2017). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Fox Sparrow in Harford Co., Maryland (2/12/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Fox Sparrow in Harford Co., Maryland (1/24/2018). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

A migrant Fox Sparrow in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/7/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

A Fox Sparrow in Harford Co., Maryland (2/19/2015). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Fox Sparrow in Harford Co., Maryland (3/14/2017). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Fox Sparrow in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/23/2010). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Fox Sparrow in Harford Co., Maryland (3/14/2017). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Fox Sparrow in Howard Co., Maryland (11/1/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Fox Sparrow in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/17/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Fox Sparrow in Harford Co., Maryland (3/2/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Fox Sparrow in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/8/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Fox Sparrow in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/20/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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