Baird's sparrow

These birds have a large bill, a large flat head, and a short forked tail. They have brown upper parts and white underparts, with streaking on the back, breast, and flanks. The face, nape, and crown stripe are yellowish.

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The Baird's sparrow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: doi:10.2173/bna. More

The Baird's Sparrow, Ammodramus bairdii, is a small North American sparrow. Contents - * 1 Overview * 2 References * 3 Further reading * 3.1 Book * 3.2 Reports * 3.3 Thesis * 3. More

General DescriptionThe sexes of Baird's Sparrow are similar in appearance. The top of the head and nape are a rich, strong brownish-yellow, striped with black, especially on the sides of the crown and nape. The sides of the head and neck are pale buff and flecked with black with a narrow line of black spots on the side of the throat. The back feathers are dull black centrally, margined with grayish-white, producing a streaked appearance. The rump is lighter, more buffy. More

Baird's Sparrow well enough to put it on your list. Baird's Sparrows are most easily seen on their breeding territory in the prairies along the US-Canada border where males will sing from elevated perches. In the winter they are extremely mouse-like as they forage alone in high grass. To see one in AZ requires finding the right type of grass, walking through it hoping a bird will flush, and trying to see it when it lands and scurries into cover. More

The Baird's Sparrow is native to the United States, Canada and Mexico, covering a large span. While this bird's natural range has been reduced in size, and the population did decline during the 1970's, today the population continues to be quite strong. Currently, the population of this bird is thought to be over 1 million individual birds. Baird's Sparrow currently has a rating of Least Concern. There is not currently any concern that the global population of Baird's Sparrow will face serious threat. More

Baird's Sparrow Status Assessment and Conservation Plan = TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TAXONOMY LEGAL STATUS United States Canada Mexico DESCRIPTION RANGE Breeding Migration Winter NATURAL HISTORY Migration Breeding Territory Site fidelity POPULATION ESTIMATES AND TRENDS More

Baird's Sparrow is a songbird of the Great Plains grasslands. In 1843 on the plains of North Dakota, John James Audubon named it after a young ornithologist, Spencer Fullerton Baird. Like many grassland sparrows, it tends to be secretive and therefore difficult to see, except when males sing from territorial perches. The health of Baird's Sparrow populations depends upon the conservation of North America's short-grass prairies. Appearance: Weighing only 0. More

Baird's Sparrow: Diet consists of seeds, insects, and spiders; forages on the ground. Readily Eats Safflower, Apple Slices, Suet, Millet, Peanut Kernels, Fruit Vocalization Baird's Sparrow: Song consists of three short notes followed by a musical trill on a lower pitch. Similar Species Baird's Sparrow: Vesper and Song sparrows have rounder heads, longer tails, and lack yellow on face. More

Rare and elusive, Baird's Sparrow breeds in the vanishing prairie lands of the northern Great Plains. It habitually lies low in the tall grass, revealing its presence only with its distinctive tinkling song. More

Grasshopper Sparrows and Baird's Sparrows in the Upper Great Plains. University of Missouri - Columbia, United States, Missouri. * Davis SK. Ph.D. (2003). Habitat selection and demography of mixed-grass prairie songbirds in a fragmented landscape. The University of Regina (Canada), Canada. * Gamble K. M.S. (2005). Habitat use in Baird's and grasshopper sparrows. More

Baird's SparrowThe Baird's Sparrow, Ammodramus bairdii, is a small sparrow. This bird was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist. Description: These birds have a large bill, a large flat head and a short forked tail. They have brown upperparts and white underparts, with streaking on the back, breast, and flanks. The face, nape (lower back of the neck) and crown stripe are yellowish. More

Bent Life History for the Baird's Sparrow - the common name and sub-species reflect the nomenclature in use at the time the description was written. BAIRD'S SPARROW AMMODRAMUS BAIRDlI (Audubon) HABITS Contributed by JOHN LANE On June 4, 1840, a 17-year-old youngster named Spencer Fullerton Baird overcame his boyish diffidence and wrote the great naturalist, John James Audubon, to inquire about a strange flycatcher he had collected. More

Baird's sparrows have responded negatively to improper grazing practices in grasslands of the southwest and Mexico. Even moderate or lightly grazed pastures have fewer birds than undisturbed habitats and grazing could be detrimental in the more arid areas. Conserving and restoring larger patches of southwest grasslands should improve fitness and survival of migrant Baird's sparrows. Quantitative data on habitat requirements is needed, including the relationship between patch size and numbers of Baird’s sparrows. More

Although the Baird's sparrow experienced population declines during the settlement of the prairies by Europeans and the conversion of native prairie to agriculture, the species' population appears to have stabilized from 1980 to 1996, according to North American Breeding Bird Survey data. "We share the petitioner's concern about prairie species like the Baird's sparrow, where populations have shown declines in the past," said Ralph Morgenweck, regional director of the Service's Mountain-Prairie Region. More

Baird's Sparrow Goforth Road (SW of Fort Worth) Parker, TX, May 16, 1998 Photo by: Jimmy McHaney Home | Seasons | Area Map | Sightings | Review Maps | Checklist More

Baird's Sparrow is listed as threatened in the state of New Mexico. Baird’s Sparrow is also a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2002) national Bird of Conservation Concern. Population Size PIF estimates a species population of 1.2 million. Size of the wintering population in New Mexico is unknown, but considered small and somewhat variable. Population Trend No data are available for winter populations in New Mexico. More

Breeding distribution of the Baird's Sparrow in the United States and southern Canada, based on Breeding Bird Survey data, 1985-1991. Scale represents average number of individuals detected per route per year. Map from Price, J., S. Droege, and A. Price. 1995. The Summer Atlas of North American Birds. Academic Press, London, England. 364 pages. - Keys to management are providing areas of native or tame grassland with moderately deep litter, controlling excessive grazing, and curtailing shrub encroachment. More

adult Baird's sparrows eat grasshoppers, spiders, moths, leaflhoppers and small insects. Seeds make up the bulk of the fall, winter and spring diet. The breeding range and preferred habitat may shift from year to year depending on breeding season moisture. Distribution: The Baird's sparrow breeds from southeastern Alberta, southern Saskatchewan and southem Manitoba south to northwestern Montana, central South Dakota, southeastern North Dakota and west-central Minnesota. More

The Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii) is a small sparrow with a large bill, a large flat head and a short forked tail. The upperparts are brown and the underparts white, with streaking on the back, breast, and flanks. The face, nape, and crown stripe are yellowish in color. Their chosen breeding habitat is in the tall grass prairie regions in southern central Canada as well as the northern mid-western United States. More

Baird's Sparrows have beautiful melodic songs compared to their close relatives such as the Grasshopper Sparrow. Habitat: Breeds in native prairies of tall grasses and scattered weeds and brush. Will occasionally nest in wheat fields. Found in agricultural fields, grasslands, and prairies during migration. Diet: Primarily feeds on insects and spiders in the summer, along with seeds. Winter diet is primarily seeds of weeds and grasses. More

and how did you get that close? The Baird's Sparrow is a pretty rare sparrow. I have yet to see one even though my state (North Dakota) is one of the best places to see them. I can't imagine they're that easy to find or photograph. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Ammodramus
Species : bairdii
Authority : (Audubon, 1844)