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House Sparrows

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

You can find house sparrows in most places there are homes or other buildings. Along with the European starling and the rock pigeon, also introduced species, house sparrows are some of our listening area's most common birds.

Their constant presence outside our doors makes them easy to overlook, but their cheery and sociable nature make them a fun bird to watch.

W. Brooks Paternotte took the helm of Irvine Nature Center as executive director in July 2013 and immediately began building on the strong 35-year foundation. Brooks is a Baltimore native who was a teacher, coach, advisor, dean and Head of the Middle School during his 13 years at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore. He is also an instructor and ambassador of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and is a Leave No Trace Master, as well as an avid outdoorsman and a features writer for FlyLife Magazine.
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