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.
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).
Maintaining a stable shrub layer along powerline rights-of-way, by selectively killing trees, provides habitat for shrubland birds such as field sparrows
and chestnut-sided warblers.
I reached into the first bag and pulled out a field sparrow
0 Field sparrow
(Spizella pusilla) FISP -- -- Vesper sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) (R) VESP 20.
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
The quail, meadow lark and field sparrow
should receive the fullest protection and briar covers provided for them as refuges against hawks and cold weather.