Eastern Meadowlark  ( Sturnelle des prés )      This species is of special interest to Timiskaming birders.    All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Sturnella magna

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General Notes

The North American population of this species has decreased by 72% in the forty years spanning 1966 to 2006, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. Although there is insufficient data about this species to be highly confident in the actual magnitude of the population decline, the trend is considered statistically significant.

Abundance: Rare Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 4
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

November 4

Documented Observations

May 28, 1997. One observed at Mountain Chutes Camp by Barry Kinch.

May 23-25, June 18-20, 1998. One observed at Hilliardton Marsh by David Locky during field work for his Master's thesis.

April 17, 1998. One observed in Hudson Township by Barry Kinch.

June 1, 1998. One observed in Barber Township by Barry Kinch.

August 4, 1999. A family with fledglings observed in Henwood Township by Lorne Reed.

May 22, 2003. One observed at Mountain Chutes Camp by Barry Kinch.

May 18, 2006. One observed at Mountain Chutes Camp by Barry Kinch.