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Ipswich Sparrow

May 13, 2021

The Ipswich Sparrow is an "all Canadian bird", almost all born on Canada's Sable Island. The proper name should be Sable Island Sparrow and it should be recognized as a species in its own right.

They bunch up along the coast and then make their over water sortie to Sable Island. The late Dr. Ian Mclaren was a strong proponent of this bird's nature and coauthored a book on its uniqueness.

It is larger and sandier in tone than the Savannah Sparrow with a different song and certainly a very different personality something naturalists experience when they meet these birds along our Atlantic coastal shores.

Ipswich Sparrow

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