I was not only nearer to some of those which commonly frequent the garden and the orchard, but to those smaller and more thrilling songsters of the forest which never, or rarely, serenade a villager -- the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager, the field sparrow
, the whip-poor-will, and many others.
No temporal effects were supported for field sparrow
and yellow-breasted chat.
The effect of cover and food on space use by wintering song sparrows and field sparrows
Nelson, Field Sparrow
(Spizella Pusilla), The Birds of North America Online, edited by A.
The Partners in Flight (PIF) Bird Conservation Plan for the Dissected Till Plains (Fitzgerald and Pashley 2000), a region that encompasses both the Sandstone Prairies BUL and the Southeast Prairies BUL, identifies four additional priority grassland bird species that we detected in our study; dickcissel, field sparrow
, and grasshopper sparrow were detected at many study sites in both the Sandstone Prairies BUL and the Southeast Prairies BUL, while bobolink were only detected within the Southeast Prairies BUL (one of the state-owned Burchard Lake sites and at both of the privately-owned Johnson County sites).
It, too, is not alone in its population decline: the Bachman's sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis), northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), and field sparrow
(Spizella pusilla) also are disappearing from rural landscapes.
Both are what he calls "shrubland" specialists, as are other declining birds such as the brown thrasher and field sparrow
. Like the woodcock, all require something other than mature forest.
Among these species are the painted bunting (down 3.3 percent per year), field sparrow
(down 3.3 percent), and golden-winged warbler (down 2.3 percent).
I reached into the first bag and pulled out a field sparrow
The field sparrow
(Spizella pusilla) was significantly more abundant in impacted forest, and the blue-gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) had almost equal abundance in both types of forests, but was not detected in the grassland.
2004), including Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), Veery, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, and Field Sparrow
(Spizella pusilla) (Table 1).
Brushy, successional forests and overgrown fields are preferred habitats for Chestnut-sided Warbler and Field Sparrow
. Vesper Sparrow, Bobolink, and Eastern Meadowlark prefer large areas of grassy meadow, hayfields, and tall grasses.