Birdspot. On the road. Drawing birds.

Category: Road Trip

Lark Sparrows

Perhaps I should update my blog. This is a warm up, while I get used to the idea of doing this regularly again. Theoretically it should get better as I go along. December, 2010: I think I was in a state of shock when I reached Arizona. I had been on the road for two [...]


Adult White-crowned Sparrow studies (Zonotrichia leucophrys leucophrys). Watercolor, gouache, and ink on tan paper, 11 x 7.5″, 2011.


Top image: Four studies of an immature White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys, probably subspecies gambelii). Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on tan paper, 11 x 7.5″, 2011. Bottom image: detail of same drawing.

My “fiscal” year has come to a close, and the Big Year I was not doing is done. I will keep traveling through the end of the calendar year, however, and perhaps even after that. I have a lot of work to do: drawings to make, stories to pen, 4 sparrow species to find before [...]