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The Conservation Reserve Program:
Habitat for Grassland Birds

Table 4


Table 4.  Number of Indicated Pairs of Most Common Bird Species Counted in Conservation Reserve Program Fields, by Year, Listed In Order of Decreasing Abundance.
Species Number of pairs in
1990 1991 1992
Grasshopper Sparrow 1018.0 1291.0 1427.0
Lark Bunting 1073.5 1368.5 1211.5
Red-winged Blackbird 624.0 1222.0 1233.5
Western Meadowlark 389.0 465.0 459.5
Horned Lark 422.0 347.5 326.5
Savannah Sparrow 316.5 337.0 422.0
Brown-headed Cowbird 189.0 432.5 319.0
Bobolink 158.5 319.5 402.5
Clay-colored Sparrow 178.0 318.5 304.0
Common Yellowthroat 103.5 285.5 372.5
Eastern Kingbird 90.5 139.5 138.0
Dickcissel 88.0 99.0 171.5
Western Kingbird 83.0 117.0 155.5
Sedge Wren 139.0 136.0 80.0
Mourning Dove 87.0 98.0 152.5
Barn Swallow 92.0 102.5 117.5
Baird's Sparrow 74.5 103.5 129.0
Chestnut-collared Longspur 140.0 100.0 28.5
Vesper Sparrow 26.0 52.0 60.5
Ring-necked Pheasant 21.0 61.5 3.0
Upland Sandpiper 30.0 49.0 36.5
Song Sparrow 10.5 24.0 68.0
Sharp-tailed Grouse 41.0 25.0 31.0
Yellow-headed Blackbird 51.0 21.5 20.5
American Goldfinch 29.0 47.0 12.0
Cliff Swallow 37.0 25.0 12.0
Killdeer 20.5 35.0 5.0
Northern Harrier 14.0 20.5 15.5
Mallard 12.0 13.0 9.0
Gray Partridge 12.0 14.0 3.0
Yellow Warbler 1.5 5.0 16.5
Marbled Godwit 8.5 11.5 0.0
Brown Thrasher 11.5 5.0 2.0
Short-eared Owl 2.0 9.0 7.0
Swainson's Hawk 5.0 3.0 6.5
Tree Swallow 6.0 3.0 5.0
Wilson's Phalarope 5.0 7.5 1.0
American Robin 6.0 4.0 2.5
Gadwall 7.0 2.5 3.0
Ring-billed Gull 9.0 0.0 3.0
Willet 5.5 6.5 0.0
Rough-winged Swallow 5.0 6.5 0.0
Red-tailed Hawk 2.0 1.5 7.0
Blue-winged Teal 4.0 5.5 0.0
Black Tern 2.0 7.0 0.0
Le Conte's Sparrow 0.0 1.0 8.0
Northern Flicker 1.0 1.0 7.0
Bank Swallow 0.0 6.0 1.0
Brewer's Blackbird 0.0 5.0 2.0
Chipping Sparrow 1.0 6.0 0.0
Lark Sparrow 4.0 0.0 2.0
Orchard Oriole 4.5 1.0 0.0
American Kestrel 3.0 1.0 1.0
Franklin's Gull 5.0 0.0 0.0
Sharp-tailed Sparrow 4.0 1.0 0.0


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