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Ammodramus maritimus  Seaside Sparrow
These reed-nesting and colonial insectivores are essentially restricted to tidal salt marshes along the coast. The Seaside Sparrow is included on the Audubon WatchList for North America.

photo Copyright 1999 by Dan Lane 
perhaps a male and female

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Chondestes grammacus  Lark Sparrow
These shrub-nesting and ground-nesting insectivores and granivores have an enigmatic distribution in Louisiana. They breed primarily in the northwest, but a few occupy the Macon Ridge in Franklin and West Carroll parishes, and a few others occur in Beauregard Parish and surrounding parishes. They frequent the edges of large pastures and recent clearcuts, notably areas with bare ground.

photo Copyright 1999 by Dan Lane 
female or male

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Aimophila aestivalis  Bachman's Sparrow
The distribution of these ground-nesting granivores and insectivores closely mirrors the distribution of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris). These sparrows favor grassy areas in piney woods maintained by frequent fire. Most sites that have Red-cockaded Woodpeckers also have Bachman's Sparrows, but the reverse is no longer true. The species is on the Audubon WatchList for North America.

photo Copyright 1999 by Dan Lane 
male or female