Date: 3/1/17 7:34 am From: Jim Leonard <photojleonard...> Subject: [obol] Photo: Streaked Horned Lark
Streaked Horned Lark only found in the Pacific Northwest was photographed along Livermore Rd. located just north of Baskett Slough NWR, photo by Jim Leonard. I found this information on the Streaked Horned Lark from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife: "Streaked Horned Lark Basics The streaked horned lark1 is a rare subspecies of the wide-ranging horned lark. It is listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act and by the State of Washington. Streaked horned larks occur only in the Pacific Northwest and the range-wide population has been estimated at less than 2000 individuals (Altman 2011). The streaked horned lark faces a variety of conservation challenges including habitat loss, disturbance from human activities, high predation rates, low fecundity, small population size, low genetic diversity, and possibly the consequences of inbreeding (Camfield et al. 2010, 2011, USFWS 2013, Drovetski et al. 2005).