This past weekend I had some good fortune in observing a few uncommon Sparrow species from the East side of Clark County.
On Saturday at the Overton WMA, there were many sparrows (mostly Savannah) in the cultivated field just East of the Maintenance Building and Rope Swing Cottonwood. However on the edge of the field in amongst several White-crowned(s), a HARRIS'S SPARROW was present. This is the third observation of this species in Eastern Clark and Lincoln ( G.Scyphers had one just over the line at the William's Ranch) this Winter which is intriguing to me. There was also one at the Warm Spring Natural Area to start 2018.
Yesterday, along the Virgin Peak "trail" in the Gold Butte NM, there was a singing RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW high upon a canyon Hillside. It seems like this area is a fairly reliable spot to get this uncommon Nevada species. I also heard a pretty early Broad-tailed Hummingbird in the PJ as well.