Song Sparrows are common and widespread across most of the United States, southern Canada, and parts of Mexico. In our part of the world, Song Sparrows are migratory. Many coastal populations are year-round residents. The species occupies a wide range of habitats—often near water—including forest edges, chaparral, marshes, and hedgerows. This bird sang from brush along the Dennison Water Treatment Ponds and, on 28 March, was my first Song Sparrow for this year.