Sparrows, Juncos, and Towhees of Columbia County, Oregon
New World Sparrows are small brown seed-eating birds with conical bills. They include the sparrows, juncos, and towhees. The House Sparrow, despite having a similar name and appearance, is actually introduced from Europe and part of a different family more closely related to finches.
Other species seen extremely rarely in our county include the Black-throated Sparrow, the Lark Sparrow, and the Lapland Longspur