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Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Habitat: Oak Savannah or Open Woodland
Habitat Attribute: low-statured herbaceous ground cover

Habitat Objectives (Sites)
Oak Savannah or Open Woodland in the following conditions:
– canopy cover <50%
– shrub cover <20% interspersed with herbaceous openings
– herbaceous cover >50%
– low-statured herbaceous cover – mean <15 cm [6 in] high

Population Objectives (Sites)
Maintain cowbird parasitism rates <10%
Target Densities in Suitable Habitat:
Puget Lowlands:
– North: >0.85 birds/ha
– South: >0.61 birds/ha
Willamette Valley:
– North: >0.04 birds/ha
– South: >0.13 birds/ha
Klamath Mountains:
– Umpqua: >0.22 birds/ha
– Rogue: >0.33 birds/ha

Citied Plans

Rockwell, S. M., J. L. Stephens, and B. Altman. 2022. Population and habitat objectives for landbirds in prairie, oak, and riparian habitats of western Oregon and Washington. Version 2.0. Prepared for Oregon-Washington Partners in Flight, Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service. Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, OR, and American Bird Conservancy, Corvallis, OR.