(Spiza americana)

Status: Summer Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Confirmed1992-1996: Likely but not confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2002-2006: Confirmed
2007-2011: Likely but not confirmed2012-2016: Confirmed

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is unexpected on site.

In 1988 and 1989 this species was very common as a summer breeder in the grasslands and prairie areas of the eastern half of the site. The species was documented only once on lab grounds prior to 1988. Since then it has been seen fairly regularly but the numbers vary enormously from year to year.

Photographer: Gene Oleynik.