Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Near Extinction
By Space Coast Daily // September 11, 2013
FWC working to reverse decline
ABOVE VIDEO: The Florida grasshopper sparrow is at the brink of extinction. At Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in bordering Osceola County in central Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is researching the sparrow with the goal of reversing its decline. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
The Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) is a little-known, nonmigratory sparrow found in the south-central prairie region of Florida. Because of its restricted distribution, loss of habitat, and population decline, the species is currently listed as endangered.
• Learn more about the Florida grasshopper sparrow, including information on appearance, reproduction, and habitat.
• View published work of research projects on the Florida grasshopper sparrow.
• View images of the Florida grasshopper sparrow.
• Songs of the Florida grasshopper sparrow
• FWC researchers and land managers are concerned about a decline in the number of this endangered bird.
• Learn how FWRI researchers are studying the sparrow with the goal of reversing its decline.