Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

The Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) is a fascinating grassland bird found only in the dry prairies of south-central Florida. This non-migratory subspecies is critically endangered as a result of range wide habitat loss, restricted distribution and population decline. Its secretive behavior makes this bird a challenge for biologists and land managers who work hard to slow its decline by identifying limiting factors and implementing management actions.

Florida's Resident Grasshopper Sparrow

Learn more about the Florida grasshopper sparrow, including identification tips, habitat preferences, reproductive biology and conservation history.

Research Update

FWC researchers and land managers are concerned about the decline in the number of this endangered bird. Click here to read about current research objectives.


View published work of research projects on the Florida grasshopper sparrow.

Image Gallery

View images of the Florida grasshopper sparrow.

Song Gallery

Listen to the songs of the Florida grasshopper sparrow

Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (VIDEO)

Learn how FWRI researchers conduct field work and collect data on this secretive bird.

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