House Sparrow


(Passer domesticus)

Fun Fact: House Sparrows, a European Sparrow, were introduced in New York, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, and spread across North America.

Diet: Mostly grains and seeds.

Habitat: Mostly cities, towns, suburbs, farms, and other places where humans are prevalent.

Overview: House Sparrows flock in large groups and live only near buildings. They are non-native birds that nest in cavities and displace native birds. They are often found on café patios eating crumbs. At Ballona, they are common in the sand dunes near the row of houses at the far west of the Reserve.