Table 1. List of New York State grassland birds (Morgan and Berger 2008) represented in our vulnerability ranking procedure. (See Methods: Selection criteria for ecological degradation models: Grassland bird abundance).


Scientific name Common name
Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl
Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper
Cistothorus platensis Sedge Wren
Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bobolink
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike
Eremophila alpestris Horned Lark
Sturnella magna Eastern Meadowlark
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow’s Sparrow
Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis Savannah Sparrow
Pooecetes gramineus Vesper Sparrow