North Americans may find this hard to believe, but the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is beloved around the world yet slowly declining throughout the Old World. The annual observance of World Sparrow Day reminds us of the impact our changing world has on even the most common species as well as how much we miss the birds we take for granted when they are gone.

Most of us in the United States are unwitting Sparrow Heroes, providing water, food, and nesting sites. But how many of us begrudge the ubiquitous sparrows their seed? Americans might want to spend this World Sparrow Day thinking about House Sparrows as birds, not blight… at least for one day!

To set the mood, we’re sharing links to some of our favorite 10,000 Birds House Sparrow Posts:

About the Black-throated Brown Warbler
More about the Black-throated Brown Warbler
In Praise of House Sparrows
The history of House Sparrows in America
Fledgling House Sparrow getting fed
Invasive species battling for scraps!

Hug a House Sparrow today!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.