Today we conclude our Endangered Animals Month with the Bachman’s Sparrow! This little bird only reaches six inches in length. However, it does have a fairly large beak. Those found in Missouri are more reddish than the ones found in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and Kentucky, which are darker and grayer.
Food-wise, the Bachman’s Sparrow feasts on the typical bird diet of insects and seeds. On that note, it is not their diet that is endangering the species – it is their habitat. The Bachman’s Sparrow needs dry wooded areas thickly layered on the ground with vegetation. With habitats like these in decline, the Bachman’s Sparrow’s numbers are dwindling, and they need all our combined efforts just to survive and thrive. Various state and federal agencies are closely keeping watch over the Bachman’s Sparrow, and you can read about their efforts to stimulate their habitat here.
We truly hope you have read and enjoyed learning about the various endangered animal species spotlighted this month. Animal education and endangered animal awareness are two topics very close to our hearts here at Wild Animal Safari. Together, we can all work to help out our animal friends in need. We will definitely be doing this series again soon, but we encourage you to stay involved with endangered animal awareness in the time being. If there is a troubled species you think more people should know about, then please discuss them in the comments. We may even spotlight them in future installments of the Endangered Animals Month. Thanks again for reading, and let’s get to helping some animals!