Nelson’s sparrow is a small American sparrow. This bird was named after Edward William Nelson, an American naturalist. Formerly, this bird and the saltmarsh sparrow were considered to be a single species, the sharp-tailed sparrow; because of this it was briefly known as Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrow.
Adults have brownish upperparts with gray on the crown and nape, a cream-colored breast with light or indistinct streaking and a white throat and belly; they have an orange face with gray cheeks and a short pointed tail.
First Sighting of Year
|Friday, July 29, 2016||Damariscotta ME United States|
|Sunday, July 30, 2017||201 Buttermilk Ln South Thomaston ME United States|
|Tuesday, May 29, 2018||200 Buttermilk Ln South Thomaston ME United States|