Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina

This is an unlikely species to reach the Pribilof Islands, as its breeding range barely extends into east-cental Alaska. Chipping Sparrows have been found in both Barrow and Saint Lawrence Island, so the juvenile individual found during our 2004 fall survey on September 25-27 was not entirely unprecedented. The bird lingered in a small grassy swale on the northeast side of Fantasy Wetlands.