PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
YEAR PETITIONED: 2010
RANGE: Coastal wetlands north of the St. John’s River in Duval and Nassau counties in Florida to northern North Carolina
THREATS: Sea-level rise and increased storm surge — both byproducts of anthropogenic climate change — as well as fragmentation of wetlands by development; habitat degradation from sedimentation, dam operations, pollution, and unsustainable water-use practices
POPULATION TREND: The MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow population is decreasing.