Occasionally we get passing migrants, but this one is a little more special. We don't see many Brewer's Sparrows as they are a dry country bird where there the sagebrush grows. we have a some areas in the interior that suit them fine, but he must have needed a rest and refueling so he stopped on the coast at Iona Island near to the Vancouver International Airport. The range of this, our smallest sparrow, keeps it in the western states and provinces. It winters in the southwestern states and Mexico.