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Species Code: SPPAL
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The Clay-colored Sparrow was not recorded in Washington prior to l953. The first record of this species for Washington was for a specimen collected 6 June l960 near Spokane. Between l964 and l986, prior to the BBA, some evidence of breeding was recorded at that same location during at least eight seasons. From l994 to l996, one or two breeding pairs, sometimes with fledglings, have been found near Spokane. The Spokane area is the only confirmed breeding location. Several recent records of birds in north-central Washington suggest localized breeding in that area, but no positive proof has been furnished. A very rare west-side record is from Olympia (Thurston County), where a male was present from l4 June to 2 July l995.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester