One guy paid me $100 to help him find a Bachman's sparrow
. They're very elusive.
Focal grass-shrubland species historically associated with glades, such as Bachman's sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis), prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor) and field sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (see Probasco, 1978; Hardin et al., 1982; Thompson and DeGraaf, 2001), are Tier I species of conservation priority in the CHBCR (Fitzgerald et al., 2003).
We did not observe grass-shrubland species historically associated with glades, such as field sparrow or Bachman's sparrow (Probasco, 1978; Hardin et al., 1982) on any of the sites.
Species benefiting from WHIP activities include the grasshopper sparrow, bobwhite quail, swift fox, short-eared owl, Karner-blue butterfly, gopher tortoise, Louisiana black bear, Eastern collared lizard, Bachman's sparrow
, ovenbird, acorn woodpecker, greater sage grouse and salmon.
, lark sparrow, Bewick's wren, Cerulean warbler, Swainson's warbler, Bell's vireo, and Mississippi kite represent some of the rare but nongame species of birds in the area.
Preserves in this area are also now home to the American alligator, fox squirrel and endangered birds like Henslow's sparrow, Bachman's sparrow
and the red cockaded woodpecker.
2004) found greater abundances of Bachman's sparrow and common yellowthroat in sites with mid-story removal.
Bird species such as American robin, Bachman's sparrow, common yellowthroat, Eastern bluebird, and Northern bobwhite are favored by this strategy (Table 2).
Several species, including Bachman's sparrow
(Aimophila aestivalis), northern bobwhite, eastern wood-pewee (Contopus virens), and indigo bunting respond favorably to RCW management practices such as prescribed burning and hardwood understory reduction (4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
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.
The vegetation structure of Bachman's Sparrow
(Aimophila aestivalis) breeding habitat was studied in Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Upland and flood-plain forests provide homes for birds as diverse as swallow-tailed kites, hairy woodpeckers, and Bachman's sparrows
. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has designated Big Thicket an International Biosphere Reserve, and the American Bird Conservancy recently included the park (as well as Padre Island and Big Bend) in its worldwide listing of Globally Important Bird Areas.