Vesper Sparrow Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Vesper Sparrows are fairly large sparrows with a chunky body, a fairly small conical bill, and a long, notched tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Savannah Sparrow, smaller than a Western Meadowlark.

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.1-6.3 in (13-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.7-1.0 oz (20-28 g)
      • Wingspan: 9.4 in (24 cm)