Bird Tweet of the Week: Song Sparrow

The Song Sparrow, known in French as Bruant chanteur, is one of the most actively singing songbirds during the nesting season. There are over 24 different subspecies of Song Sparrows recognized, with many in our Ottawa region as well.

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Song Sparrow. Photographed by Matt Muir


Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website

This episode aired on Saturday March 29, 2014.