Common Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus flavopectus)  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Costa Rica, on Nov 5, 2014.  It was previously called Common Bush-Tanager. Dusky Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus semifuscus) with Breakfast  Photographed near Mindo, Ecuador on Feb. 28, 2006.  It was previously called Dusky Bush-Tanager Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)  Photographed along Nations Road near Avon, NY on June 28, 2017.
American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Feb 3, 2014. American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on April 9, 2017. American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Feb 27, 2012.
American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Feb 27, 2012.  This is another view of the bird in the previous photo. American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on April 9, 2017. Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on April 26, 2013.
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  Photographed at Cobbs Hill Park in Rochester, NY on April 21, 2017. Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) Fledgling  This very young fledgling  was photographed at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on July 1, 2007.  I could tell that it was a chipping sparrow because it was being fed by an adult. Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013.
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) Fluffed Up  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013. Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 11, 2012. Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on April 14, 2013.
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on March 7, 2016. Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on Dec. 8, 2013. Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) on a Snowy Day  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on Jan. 4, 2014.
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) in a Snow Storm  Photographed in Henrietta, NY on Jan. 23, 2011. Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)  Photographed in the town of San Luis, Guanacaste Province, near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on Nov 7, 2011. Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) Male Singing in the Rain  He was singing in the rain in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 4, 2016.
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) Juvenile  Photographed near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on March 26, 2009. Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) Fledgling  Photographed in the town of San Luis, Guanacaste Province, near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on Nov 9, 2014. White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 15, 2013.
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) First Winter  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012. Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)  Photographed on private property near Rochester, NY on Dec. 10, 2006.  This is an extreme rarity in the Rochester region. White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on April 30, 2016.
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp in Penfield near Rochester, Ny on April 28, 2017.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy. White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) First Winter  It was still in its first winter plumage when photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 14, 2013. White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) First Winter  Photographed at Cobbs Hill Park in Rochester, NY on May 5, 2015.
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) First Winter Preening  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Oct. 6, 2016.  Map Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) Singing  He was singing along Nations Road near Avon, NY on June 28, 2017. Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  He was singing along Nations Road near Avon, NY on June 28, 2017.  This is another view of the bird in the previous photo.
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) Singing  He was singing vigorously at Burger Park in the town of Greece, NY near Rochester on July 2, 2013.  Burger Park is conservation land in the state's Braddock Bay Wildlife Mangement Area. Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) Singing  This is another view of the bird in the previous photo. Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  Photographed at Tinker Nature Park in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on April 6, 2013.
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  Photographed at Reeds Beach, Cape May County, NJ on May 12, 2016. Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Singing  Photographed at Reeds Beach, Cape May County, NJ on May 14, 2017.   Map Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  Photographed at  Cape May, NJ on Oct 10, 2012.
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Oct. 6, 2016.   Map Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  Photographed at  Thousand Acre Swamp in Penfield near Rochester, NY on April 18, 2015.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  This is a high dynamic range photo made by combining 3 exposures. Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) Nonbreeding  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Oct. 6, 2016.
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 9, 2013. Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) Juvenile  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp near Rochester, NY on Aug 9, 2012.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy. Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) Male  Photographed at Taylor Marsh in Ontario County, NY on May 3, 2014.  Taylor Marsh is a preserve owned by the  Bergen Swamp Preservation Society .
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) Female  Photographed near Dansville in western New York State on June 25, 2008.  It was one of a nesting pair, probably the female. Eastern Towhee Male (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) Male Doing Distraction Display  He was doing a distraction display at the Gosnell Big Woods Preserve of the  Genesee Land Trust  in Webster, NY on July 10, 2014.  He had a nest with young nearby.