“The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is perhaps the most endangered bird in the continental United States.” —Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida
The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is a federally endangered bird found nowhere else in the world. It is dependent on the Florida dry prairie habitat such as that found in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve—one of the few places where it is making its last stand. Without immediate intervention, the outlook is dire for this diminutive Florida prairie specialist. Please view the 2012 Status Brief published by Audubon Florida. For questions about the Florida subspecies differs from the northern Grasshopper Sparrow, see Audubon of Florida's blog post Florida Grasshopper Sparrows vs. Grasshopper Sparrows – What’s the Difference? Keep up on the latest information by visiting and joining the Facebook pagesFlorida Grasshopper Sparrow, and FL Audubon's Florida-Grasshopper Sparrow. Here is a short video of a singing Florida Grasshopper Sparrow -- can you hear the buzz at the end of the call? Not everyone can! Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Song
Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve has created a special fund devoted to the effort to save this unique Florida bird from extinction. Use the button below to donate to our FGSP Fund now.