Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow
(Spizella pusilla)

Order:  Passeriformes
Family:  Passerellidae

Photo © Robert Royse

Field Sparrow Information

Length:  5 - 5.75"

Habitat:  Woodland edges, overgrown fields, brushy burned-over areas, other open areas with scattered shrubs or small trees.

Diet:  Weed seeds, grass seeds, insects, spiders.

  Songs and calls of the Field Sparrow

  Identification tips for the Field Sparrow

Additional Information

Field Sparrow
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow

By Jim Hudgins/USFWS

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

Field Sparrow Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

In this region, the Field Sparrow breeds in far southern Maine, in New Hampshire, and in Vermont.

In New England, this sparrow is found during the winter in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Winter Map from eBird

Sightings of the Field Sparrow during Dec-Feb over the past 10 years (2009-2019)