Lark Sparrow  ( Bruant joues marron )      This species is on the OBRC review list for northern Ontario.  All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Chondestes grammacus

 (No high quality local photo available yet for this species.) 

General Notes

The North American population of this species has decreased by 63% in the forty years spanning 1966 to 2006, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by the National Audubon Society. Though there is always some inherent variability in the source data, there is sufficient data for this species to be highly confident in the trend.

Abundance: Out of range
Breeding Status: Accidental

Documented Observations

 

October 22-29, 1984, one adult seen in Matachewan by Lloyd and Olga Taman. Accepted OBRC record on file. 

May 20, 1991, one seen in Cobalt by Bruce Murphy. Photo on file with OBRC. 

May 6-7, 2000, one seen at Mountain Chutes Camp, Kenabeek by Barry and Kelsey Kinch. Photo on file with OBRC.

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

2000     1 1