Welcome to a new approach to identifying the Sparrows of North America.
Standard field guides include photos or drawings but these static methods of portraying birds do not depict their actual behavior or habitat. Bob Hamblin’s Sparrow ID Videos show Sparrows in their natural surroundings and engaged in natural behavior.
All species accounts include live action video, range maps and professionally recorded narratives that describe field marks, behavior and habitat. Audio recordings of songs and calls are included for most birds.
Watching Bob’s videos is a proven way to sharpen your birding skills. It’s like being in the field with your binoculars on the bird and a naturalist at your side.
All of the information in our videos has received extensive ornithological review, most notably by Paul Lehman, the former editor of the American Birding Association’s (ABA) Birding magazine.
This ebook features 33 species of North American Sparrows, plus 6 Towhees, 2 Juncos, 2 introduced Sparrows and the White-collared Seedeater. The video for each species averages 1 minute 29 seconds in length. The total run time is 1 hour 6 minutes. The species list includes:
American Tree Sparrow • Bachman's Sparrow • Baird's Sparrow • Black-chinned Sparrow • Black-throated Sparrow • Botteri's Sparrow • Brewer's Sparrow • Cassin's Sparrow • Chipping Sparrow • Clay-colored Sparrow • Field Sparrow • Five-striped Sparrow • Fox Sparrow • Golden-crowned Sparrow • Grasshopper Sparrow • Harris's Sparrow • Henslow's Sparrow • Lark Sparrow • Le Conte's Sparrow • Lincoln's Sparrow • Nelson's Sparrow • Olive Sparrow • Rufous-crowned Sparrow • Rufous-winged Sparrow • Sage Sparrow • Saltmarsh Sparrow • Savannah Sparrow • Seaside Sparrow • Song Sparrow • Swamp Sparrow • Vesper Sparrow • White-crowned Sparrow • White-throated Sparrow • Abert's Towhee • California Towhee • Canyon Towhee • Eastern Towhee • Green-tailed Towhee • Spotted Towhee • Dark-eyed Junco • Yellow-eyed Junco • White-collared Seedeater • Eurasian Tree sparrow • House Sparrow
These videos are great teaching aids. I envy the new birders who will get a head start in their birding careers because of your efforts. Such a fine learning tool…Marv Breece, Washington State Big Year Record Holder, 2001 - 2011
Bob Hamblin is a videographer who has been photographing the birds of North America for more than 30 years. He has traveled over 300,000 miles doing field work in all the U.S. states and most Canadian provinces.
In total, Bob has recorded 622 North American species. His videos often include courtship and territorial displays, nesting behavior and bird interactions with other animals.
Bob has previously sold his work through the ABA with almost 15% of the membership making a purchase.
As a birder who has participated in over 30 Audubon counts, I found Bob’s videos to be an informative and practical way for me to improve my birding skills…Kit Muehlman