Song Sparrow project 9


The Song Sparrow Project continues… The contrasty and richly chestnut-colored “Marin Song Sparrow” or M.m.gouldii is actually common in several counties. It is widely distributed along the Coastal and Diablo ranges in the San Francisco Bay Area. In my experience it avoids the tidal marsh inhabited by other populations, content in the nearby creeks and hillsides away from the bay. In a few locations, like San Francisquito Creek in Santa Clara county, you can find this population, AND the threatened salt marsh obligate “Alameda” Song Sparrow during a 20 minute walk.


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