BIRD OF THE WEEK — SWAMP SPARROW — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

SWAMP SPARROW

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Melospiza Georgiana
POPULATION: 22 million
TREND: Increasing
HABITAT: Breeds in freshwater wetlands; during migration and in winter found in brushy habitats near water.

Swamp Sparrows can be found throughout the eastern United States and boreal Canada, preferring marshes with tall vegetation and scattered shrubs.

This bird is a short-distance migrant, only moving as far south as central Mexico, with much of the population wintering in the southeastern United States. Although it doesn’t fly far, it faces the same threats as birds that travel long distances.

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