A Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
A Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow in the Everglades
Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis
Photo credit: USGS/David La Puma
Sparrow sounds: UF Hardy

 

The Threatened or Endangered Birds of Florida

 

 

Sparrows

 

 

To begin: what is a Bird?

A Bird is a warm blooded, bipedal (two legs)

vertebrate (has a backbone) with feathers,

bills and wings and most can fly.

It lays eggs to reproduce and many theories have

it classified as a direct descendant of Dinosaurs,

dating back to the Jurassic period.

 


 

In Florida we have two Endangered Sparrows, the

Cape Sable Seaside and the Grasshopper.

A Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

This same set of factors that are now threatening the existence of these two birds,

also resulted in the extinction of the similar,

Dusky Seaside Sparrow,

the last of which, died in captivity in 1987.

 

We also have two subspecies that are listed as Species of Special Concern,

the Scott's Seaside and the Wakulla Seaside.

 


Places to learn more:

 

Audubon

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

 

Balancing on the Brink

The Everglades and the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

 

FWS

Center for Biological Diversity

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

 

FFWCC

Department of Justice

A Tale of Two Species

 

FWS

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

 

Nature Conservancy

Endangered Cape Coral Seaside Sparrow

 

NPS

Everglades National Park- Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

 

Palmetto-Pear Preserve

Birding

 

USFWS

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

 

USGS

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

Wildfire in Everglades

 


 

Walking with the Alligators

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