The chipping sparrow is a permanent resident throughout most of the state. Chipping sparrows also breed throughout much of the Peach State. The largest nesting populations are found north of the Fall Line.
The sparrow is most abundant during the winter due the fact that large numbers of them that live and breed north of Georgia during the spring and summer winter here.
Chipping sparrows commonly dine at backyard feeders, particularly those that are stocked with white millet and other small seeds. They will also feed on suet. They are especially fond of suet containing peanut butter.