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Field Sparrow

Posted on May 2, 2016

The fields are alive with the sound of music…and in this case it was the voices of many Field Sparrows (Spizella pusilla) singing on territory in the grasslands and open country across the region. Let’s all focus on keeping our open habitats healthy and available for birds like this! Development and unchecked regrowth of forests without natural wildfires will all but eliminate them otherwise while invasives, monocultures or chemicals can degrade them further. Sometimes we have to work to preserve nature after all we have done to modify our natural world.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator