After our field seasons, the progenitor sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli
) was split into separate species as sagebrush sparrows and Bell's sparrows (Chesser et al., 2013).
kinkiense (San Clemente Island larkspur), San Clemente loggerhead shrike (Lanium ludovicianus mearnsi), San Clemente sage sparrow (Amphispiza belli
clementeae), and Island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana).
Our objective is to determine if and how these processes operate in shrub steppe ecosystems in Idaho by monitoring nesting success of shrub-steppe obligate species (Brewer's Sparrows, Spizella breweri, Sage Sparrows, Amphispiza belli
, and Sage Thrashers, Oreoscoptes montanus).