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Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

The Savannah Sparrow is widespread and abundant in open habitat throughout North America. Currently, there are 17 subspecies recognized.  Most of these are migratory.  The breeding range extends from below the Arctic Archipelago south to much of the northern United States.  Their wintering range extends from the southern United States, south through Mexico, to Guatemala and Honduras.

In Florida, they are a fall through spring visitor.  They typically start arriving in early October and depart in March.  They are fairly common in north Florida south to Sarasota, Orlando, and West Palm Beach.  Farther south they are rare to uncommon.