A female House Sparrow at a winter feeder in Philadelphia.

Learn the Fall and Winter Colors of These Common Bird Species | Audubon

A female House Sparrow at one of my winter feeders in Philadelphia.
A female House Sparrow at one of my winter feeders in Philadelphia.

Learn the winter plumage of five year-around birds with this useful post from the Audubon website.

Fall and winter are still is a decent time to “go” birding. You can set up bird feeders you can watch from the comfort of your warm and cozy home. You can “go” to a window in your house and observe, sketch, and draw the birds that visit your feeders.  I set up a feeder that I can easily see from my bedroom window.

This is a good time to learn the “off-season” plumage of the few birds that stick around. These birds maybe flashy during the breeding season, but they are understatedly elegant during the cold weather months.

You can also download the free Audubon Bird Guide app.

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