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Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
The Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) is a common and widespread North American sparrow which breeds across much of the U.S. and Canada and winters in the southern U.S. and Mexico. This species is one of the most familiar sparrows in many different habitats from suburban backyards to pastures and woodlots across the country. The first 5 shots on this page show adult Chipping Sparrows in the Davis Mountains of Jeff Davis Co., Texas, in June, 2005. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS land and 2X extender.
The image shown here shows a Chipping Sparrow in winter plumage. This shot was taken in November, 2005, with the same gear as above in Lincoln Co., New Mexico.
The next 5 images show Chipping Sparrows in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2010. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The Chipping Sparrow on the right was near Oracle, Pinal Co., Arizona, in October, 2013.
This Chipping Sparrow was near Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in February, 2014.
This Chipping Sparrow in the next two shots was near Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2014.
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
6 January 2015
Lat 30.30368, Lon -98.072124
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
13 February 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
13 February 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
13 February 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
17 February 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
19 February 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
19 February 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
25 February 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
7 March 2015
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
14 January 2016
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
14 January 2016