Baird’s Sparrow

Baird’s Sparrow is a small bird that belongs to the family of Emberizidae. If you’re lucky enough to spot this elusive little creature, here’s what you should know about it.

Basic Description

The Baird’s Sparrow is a tiny bird that measures about five inches long with a wingspan of up to seven inches. Its plumage is mostly brownish-grey, and its head has black stripes on white feathers. This sparrow also has a light-colored throat patch and two notches on its tail.

Where To Find This Bird

Baird’s Sparrows are native to North America and can be found throughout the Great Plains area in Canada, as well as parts of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma Texas.


This species prefers open grasslands and prairies with tall grasses for cover but will also occupy shrublands during migration periods. They tend to avoid heavily grazed or cultivated areas where they cannot find sufficient food or shelter from predators.


Baird’s Sparrows feed primarily on insects such as beetles and grasshoppers when breeding season arrives. During non-breeding seasons they switch their diet largely towards seeds making them granivorous birds feeding mainly on weed seeds like ragweed which provides sustenance for these birds in winter months when other food sources become scarce

Cool Facts

– Males sing an elaborate song from atop fence posts or shrubs during mating season.
– Baird’s sparrows are known for building nests close together often within 10ft
– While some populations experience decline due habitat loss others have stable populations thanks conservation efforts that have been put into place over time.

In conclusion,

The Baird’s sparrow remains an interesting bird both in its behavior and appearance. They are elusive, but with the right knowledge on their preferred locations and habitats, you may be able to get a glimpse of these tiny birds. Next time you visit the grasslands within their range keep an eye out for this fascinating little creature!