Desert grasslands are magnets for sparrows of all kinds. Las Cienegas just north of Sonoita is one outstanding desert grassland. But, San Rafael Valley (about 10 miles east of Patagonia) is also quite good. Today's "Bird on a Wire" comes from San Rafael Valley.
The Fox Sparrow winters in Southern Arizona. It's diet is mostly seeds and insects. So it's winter habitat preference is ideally suited for our desert grasslands.