A Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
A Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow in the Everglades
Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis
Photo credit: USGS/David La Puma
Sparrow sounds: UF Hardy


The Endangered Birds of Florida






To begin: what is a Bird?

A Bird is a warm blooded, bipedal (two legs)

vertebrate (has a backbone) with feathers,

bills and wings and most can fly.

It lays eggs to reproduce and many theories have

it classified as a direct descendant of Dinosaurs,

dating back to the Jurassic period.

In Florida we have two Endangered Sparrows, the

Cape Sable Seaside and the Grasshopper.

A Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

This same set of factors that are now threatening the existence of these two birds,

also resulted in the extinction of the similar,

Dusky Seaside Sparrow,

the last of which, died in captivity in 1987.


We also have two subspecies that are listed as Species of Special Concern,

the Scott's Seaside and the Wakulla Seaside.


Places to learn more:



Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow


Balancing on the Brink

The Everglades and the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow



Center for Biological Diversity

Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow



Department of Justice

A Tale of Two Species



Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow


Nature Conservancy

Endangered Cape Coral Seaside Sparrow



Everglades National Park- Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow


Palmetto-Pear Preserve




Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow



Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

Wildfire in Everglades



Walking with the Alligators

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Educating Visitors About Florida's Wildlife August 10, 2011

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