Sparrow ID Quiz ~ test your yourself on these beautiful birds here in Wisconsin!

Sparrow ID Quiz ~ test yourself on these beautiful birds that can be found sometime during the year here in Wisconsin! With the other bird ID Quizzes going over well, and many requests for a Sparrow ID quiz, I have put one together. All images were taken by me and photographed here in Wisconsin. Answers are below last photo at the bottom of the page. There is a chance you may see some color variation in sparrows considering sex, age or time of year. There are books, FB groups, phone apps, classes to learn more. There are also presentations to help in learning bird ID, look for details at your local nature center. Special Note: I have complied a list of 18 species, there are 20 images, as I have an image of both the male and female House Sparrow. This quiz may not be as easy as the other quizzes! See how well you do, have fun too!























#1 – White-crowned Sparrow

#2 – Fox Sparrow

#3 – Savannah Sparrow

#4 – Field Sparrow

#5 – American Tree Sparrow

#6 – House Sparrow – Male

#7 – Song Sparrow

#8 – Henslow’s Sparrow      – Retzer Nature Center

#9 – Lincoln’s Sparrow

#10 – Chipping Sparrow

#11 – Le Conte’s Sparrow     – Magic Hedge

#12 – Lark Sparrow     – Lake Park

#13 – Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow     – Magic Hedge

#14 – White-throated Sparrow

#15 – Harris’s Sparrow     – Retzer Nature Center

#16 – Vesper Sparrow     – Marquette County

#17 – Clay-colored Sparrow

#18 – House Sparrow – Female

#19 – Grasshopper Sparrow     – Magic Hedge

#20 – Swamp Sparrow

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

22 Responses to Sparrow ID Quiz ~ test your yourself on these beautiful birds here in Wisconsin!

  1. Karen Johnson says:

    Once again, thanks for the refresher!

  2. Julie Woodcock says:

    Thank-you Jim for taking the time to set up these bird quizzes. As I enjoy your beautiful photography, and learn while viewing as well.

  3. Marilyn A Runge says:

    Once again, you’ve created a great learning tool.
    I saw a fox sparrow at Wehr yesterday – a treat.

  4. Laura Wentz says:

    Thanks Jim, that was fun!

  5. Thomas Wood says:

    Another fine quiz, Jim. It must take a lot of patience to get such beautiful close-up shots. More often than not, when I get anywhere near a sparrow, it scurries off into a bush. It may seem odd that I use a scope to look at sparrows, but I get the best looks when they aren’t frightened into leaving!
    Thanks again for sharing your excellent work and knowledge.

  6. Helen Bolgrien says:

    Thanks so much, Jim! I always enjoy your beautiful photos and I’m really enjoying the quizzes!

  7. Quetzal says:

    Really enjoyed all the pictures and quizzes. Need to brush up on my ID repertoire. And my warbler calls. Thanks for putting it all together.

  8. Peggy Lison says:

    A bit rusty on my sparrows it seems ;)) Thanks Jim

  9. Dennis Panicucci says:

    Thanks Jim. This is my weakest group of birds to visually id. Your pictures are a great help.

  10. Ed Saur says:

    I am still in FL, Jim, but I love all your posts. Thanks for this wonderful quiz.

  11. Deb Turski says:

    Thanks for sharing your exquisite photos, Jim- and in such an excellent, educational format!

  12. Gisela says:

    Awesome photos, Jim!

    Thanks for the quiz, it’s a great way to refresh my sparrow ID skills.

    Hope to run into you soon.

  13. JOY C BANYAS says:

    Thanks for the great photos, Jim. I printed out the answers and am using that to work on IDs. These large photos are better than in any book!

  14. Jody Kuchar says:

    Thanks for this! Very helpful and fun.

  15. Jane Considine says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos in quiz format. Very helpful!

  16. Dennis Kuecherer says:

    Super flicks as usual.

  17. Cheryl Murphy says:

    Thank you! Very helpful.

  18. Karen Weiss says:

    Thanks so very much!!!

  19. Kym George says:

    Wow that was fun….there were a few that i have never seen before… i’m excited to try and find them. Thanks for the fun!!

  20. Amy Sheldon says:

    Thank you for your wonderful images.
    I am wondering where the magic hedge is?

  21. Karen Weiss says:

    Thanks so very much, you’re a great teacher!! Number 16 is special Vesper .

  22. Mark L Blackbourn says:

    Outstanding photos, Jim! I truly enjoy seeing all of your photos. Thank you!

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