Swamp Sparrow  ( Bruant des marais )

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Melospiza georgiana

Description:    Swamp Sparrow
Photo Date:   September 23, 2007

Location:  

Hilliardton Marsh

Photographer:  

Michael Werner

General Notes

The North American population of this species has increased by 81% in the forty years spanning 1966 to 2006, according to a recent analysis of Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. Though there is always some inherent variability in the source data, there is a sufficient data for this species to be able to quantify the change in population with a high level of statistical confidence.

Abundance: Common Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 23
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

October 2

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1996   11   11
1997   17   17
1998 1 39   40
1999   62   62
2000   69 1 70
2001   119 2 121
2002   160 2 162
2003   53   53
2004   61 6 67
2005   37   37
2006   57   57
2007   95   95
2008        
2009