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Henslow’s Sparrow

Species Assessment Information from COSEWIC


Date of Assessment: November 2000


Common Name: Henslow’s Sparrow


Scientific Name: Ammodramus henslowii


COSEWIC Status: Endangered


Reason for designation: This species has disappeared from most of its former limited range in Canada. There are now fewer than 10 pairs remaining in the country. Habitat loss and degradation have largely induced the population decline.


Canadian Occurrence: ON


COSEWIC Status History:Designated Threatened in April 1984. Status re-examined and designated Endangered in April 1993. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2000. Last assessment based on an update status report.