TOP 5 VIEWING SITES
• Crown City Wildlife Area, Lawrence & Gallia counties
• Woodbury Wildlife Area, Coshocton County
• Tri-Valley Wildlife Area, Muskingum County
• The Wilds, Muskingum County
• Egypt Valley Wildlife Area, Belmont County
The Henslow’s sparrow is an Ohio and Federal Species of Concern that is highly area sensitive, preferring large contiguous blocks of grassland habitat. They are most commonly observed breeding in large grassland habitats such as reclaimed surface-mined lands in southeastern Ohio. This species is monitored by the North American Breeding Bird Survey. The population has declined by 3.7% per year in Ohio during 1966 to 2010.
Survey details and historical data can be found in the Grassland Species Overview section of the 2011-2012 Wildlife Population Status and Hunting Forecast.
Additional information about the Breeding Bird Survey can be found at: www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/