[Tweeters] Sparrow conjecture: Where would you find 4 Zonotrichias together in one place? It's Happening in TX this Winter

Jeff Kozma jcr_5105 at charter.net
Thu Jan 11 07:35:45 PST 2018


We have them in Yakima at the Yakima Arboretum. At one time we had White-throated, White-crowned, Golden-crowned and Harris’s at one feeding spot that YVAS members keep supplied with food during the winter. It doesn’t happen every year, but when it does, it is pretty cool.



Jeff Kozma



Yakima



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Subject: [Tweeters] Sparrow conjecture: Where would you find 4 Zonotrichias together in one place? It's Happening in TX this Winter



Two opinions so far are



question re: finding 4 Zonotrichias in one spot:



1. the only place one might reasonably expect to find all four might be Banff National Park, in western Alberta, probably in May.



Harris’s would be

a fairly common migrant, the others would be breeders, all arriving early, with Golden-crowned

being limited in numbers as it would be at the Eastern edge of its range.



Feel free to pass this along to one and all. the four zono day is certainly doable in northwestern Oregon and southeastern Washington - where White-throated, White-crowned, and Golden-crowned are regular in winter and Harris's is casual. What would be even more exciting would be the five zono day!

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> Fat Tony; Lubbock - originally from the Pacific Northwest




A Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues in South Central Texas between San Antonio and Austin at the Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary. This lone, rare Golden-crowned Sparrow has been feeding with White-crowned, White-throated, and Harris's Sparrows.



The Golden-crowned is usually only seen in the Texas Valley.



Where else might one see all four ?



Has anyone?



Julie Crouch

Central Texas







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