All photographs were taken by Nathan Collie on location at Old Town.

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Conservation Status

Although Field Sparrows are common, they are in steep decline. Over the last 53 years their population has decreased by approximately 69%. This decline can be attributed to habitat loss caused by human development.


Field Sparrows live in open areas with low perches, such as fields, meadows, farms, pastures, and forest edges. This habitat usually includes various types of shrubs and bushes, which Field Sparrows use to forage and nest in. While they tend to avoid humans, they’ll sometimes show up in people’s backyards during their migration.