ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

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.

Seaside sparrow image courrtesy Flickr/Jeff & Amy