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Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4M

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
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General Description
The Swamp Sparrow breeds from the Northwest Territories and eastern British Columbia east to Newfoundland and south to Nebraska, Iowa, the Great Lakes states, West Virginia, and Maryland. The species winters in the southeastern United States from New England and the Great Lake states south to Texas, Mexico and Northern Florida. The Swamp Sparrow is an uncommon migrant across Montana with three or fewer observations reported in a typical year (Mowbray 1997, MTNHP 2019).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Montana Range

Migratory

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 38

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



References
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Citation for data on this website:
Swamp Sparrow — Melospiza georgiana.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from