White-throated Sparrows readily visit feeders or peck at fallen seeds beneath them. They feed on millet as well as sunflower seeds. If you make a brush pile in your yard it will give White-throated Sparrows a place to take cover in between trips out into your yard to feed.
Find This Bird
Look for White-throated Sparrows on the ground in woods and at brushy edges. In winter these birds often forage in large flocks and they sometimes make themselves easier to find by singing their easily recognizable, whistled song. With a bit more practice you can recognize their sharp chip note, often given by an alert bird in a conspicuous perch. White-throated Sparrows often come to investigate if you make pishing sounds.
Keep track of the White-throated Sparrows at your feeder with Project FeederWatch
What's That Sparrow? ID Tips from the Great Backyard Bird Count
Explore sounds and video of White-throated Sparrows from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library archive
Enhance your yard for sparrows and other birds. To get started, visit our web pages on attracting birds.
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Find in-depth information on White-throated Sparrows and all of North America's breeding birds for as little as $5 in The Birds of North America Online (Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Ornithologists' Union).