Date: 5/4/19 4:36 am From: Phil Davis <pdavis...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bachman's Sparrow and Red-cockaded Woodpecker
FYI ... you can use the same abridged database document to view the MD records of Bachman's Sparrow and Red-cockaded Woodpecker (or any other rare/unusual MD species).
Trivia factoid of the day ... It's pronounced BACK-man, not BOCK-man ... that's how the family pronounced it!
At 19:09 05/03/2019, Gail Mackiernan wrote: >I wonder if this was more due to loss of habitat- Bachman's Sparrow >breeds in grassy/ shrub understory in regenerating or mature open >pine woods. I recall seeing them in southside Virginia in >regenerating loblolly plantations and in Louisiana in mature but >very open and widely spaced longleaf pine woods. Not much of that >habitat in Maryland now. Also I believe we used to have Red-cockaded >Woodpeckers as well, and they would also favor this sort of habitat.
=================================================== Phil Davis, Secretary MD/DC Records Committee 2549 Vale Court Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA 301-261-0184 <pdavis...> ===================================================
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