|We were delighted to have a personal
tour of the expansive Henslow's Sparrow territory at Big Oaks. We arrived
late in the day, and the Refuge was closed the next day, so we were very lucky
to actually see this Henslow's perched on a tree branch. This is a
secretive species that will run along the ground when disturbed rather than
from this day.
** Thanks to the staff at Big Oaks
for making our Henslow's visit possible. **
More important, thanks to the staff
and the US Fish & Wildlife Service for managing the large grasslands for the 800
Henslow's pairs (FWS
bulletin) that breed there! For more information, see
their web page
2007 Action Plan Workshop Summary.