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
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