Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm an SGCN!

Le Conte's Sparrow
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
Hey! I'm on a list! The wonderful Andy Paulios, Coordinator of the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative's Bureau of Wildlife Management just posted some interesting information about me and other Wisconsin grassland birds. He wrote, "WBCI is currently crafting a strategic grassland implementation plan which will help focus our efforts for this suite of species in decline. WBCI recently hosted a grassland bird conservation symposium and regional workshops and WBCI partners are working hard to strategically implement conservation programs to help stem the decline of these species that we all love."

When I clicked on Andy's link, I found out I was an SGCN (Species of Greatest Conservation Need) on Wisconsin's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan. And there's even a whole page about us Le Conte's Sparrows, with a photo of me! Not just some generic Le Conte's Sparrow, but ME!

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