Date: 1/1/19 8:00 am From: Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Timberline Sparrow?
Timberline Sparrow appears to be a rare to very rare migrant through the Trans-Pecos and probably the western Hill Country and South Texas Brushlands. The easternmost specimen is from Irion County. They may winter in very small numbers, but there is no documentation of that. Identification is difficult and may not be possible in most cases because of the overlap in character between nominate Brewer's and Timberline Sparrows. I have seen birds that favor Timberline Sparrows, but there is no way to be sure without a specimen.