House Sparrow

Latin name: Passer domesticus

House sparrows are opportunists and have managed to colonise most of the world. Despite this, they have suffered significant national declines as a result of the loss of suitable nesting habitat in buildings and habitat changes since the 1970’s.  However, good numbers of house sparrows can be still be found in and around many of the farms villages throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

At risk?

The population of this species is declining in the UK. In 2007 it became a UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species and in 2011 it was added to Nature in the Dales: 2020 Vision the second biodiversity action plan for the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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The unfolding of Grass Wood throughout the year is a story of rich fulfilment. From 'Wharfedale' by Ella Pontefract & Marie Hartley

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