Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis

This species is one of the most regular North American passerines to occur in the Pribilofs. Savannah Sparrows are nearly annual in the spring and are annual, sometimes in number, in fall. On a typical year one or two will be found during the last few days of May and first week of June, and the first fall bird will appear in mid to late August. There are daily high counts of more than ten Savannahs in fall. Look for this species in short grassy areas and along pond shores. Particularly good locations are southwest point, Pumphouse Lake and Antone Slough. This widespread North American species should not present the visiting birder with an identification challenge.