Black-chinned Sparrow, Dulzura summit 11-15-19
A Black-chinned Sparrow was a new arrival at my back yard water dish this morning.
Fairly common here in spring and early summer, my notes show late dates for this location of Sept. 4, 2009, and Sept. 7, 2015. So November is quite an extension. It will be interesting to see if this bird winters. The elevation here is 1600 ft. Phil Unit's San Diego County Bird Atlas 2004 does show a small number of this species rarely wintering in the foothills and lower elevations.
The normal winter range of central, and southern Baja California
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports