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Baird's Sparrow Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Baird’s Sparrows are small, chunky sparrows with a flat head and a heavy bill. The tail is slightly notched and relatively short.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a meadowlark, larger than a goldfinch.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.7-5.5 in (12-14 cm)
      • Weight: 0.5-0.8 oz (15-21.5 g)
      • Wingspan: 8.7-9.1 in (22-23 cm)