World Sparrow Day is an important occasion for all bird enthusiasts. As a Wildlife Photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing the beauty of various bird species, including the humble sparrow.

White-throated Sparrow On World Sparrow Day

White-throated Sparrow On World Sparrow Day

World Sparrow Day is a special day that’s celebrated every year on March 20th. It’s an opportunity for people all around the world to come together and raise awareness about the importance of protecting sparrows and their habitats.

Sparrows are tiny birds that are often overlooked, but they play a crucial role in our ecosystem. They help to control insect populations, and their cheerful chirping is a welcome sound in many communities. Unfortunately, sparrows are facing many threats, including habitat loss and the use of pesticides.

That’s where World Sparrow Day comes in. This special day is a chance for people to learn more about sparrows and the challenges they face. It’s also an opportunity to take action to help protect these important birds. Some things you can do to help include creating sparrow-friendly habitats in your own backyard, reducing your use of pesticides, and supporting organizations that work to protect sparrows and their habitats.

Overall, World Sparrow Day is a reminder of the important role that small birds like sparrows play in our environment. It’s a chance for us to come together and work towards a common goal – protecting these beloved birds and ensuring that they continue to thrive for generations to come.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


I photographed this White-throated Sparrow from inside my pickup. I had a beanbag draped over the open window to support my camera and lens

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: March 7, 2023 (08:21 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 4000 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Here are a few more Sparrow Photos I have taken over the years:

  1. Capturing the Elusive Swamp Sparrow
  2. White-throated Sparrow Feasting on Buds
  3. Chipping Sparrow Near My Bird Feeder
  4. White-crowned Sparrow On A Post