Grassland birds are threatened by severe habitat loss. By restoring high-quality tallgrass prairie and working with neighbors to protect migratory corridors, the Conservancy and our partners are helping grassland birds make a comeback. Meet some of the species that depend on the Grand River Grasslands.
Native birds are thriving at Conservancy-owned prairies in Missouri, according to a new report. Dunn Ranch Prairie received the highest “bird-friendliness score” out of all sites surveyed by the Missouri River Bird Observatory in 2014. Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie and Pawnee Prairie were also in the top seven.
Henslow's Sparrow was named by John James Audobon for his good friend, John Stevens Henslow - minister, noted botanist, and teacher of Charles Darwin. Read more
Named for its distinctive call, the Dickcissel congregates in huge flocks of thousands before migrating to wintering grounds in South America. Read more
The Greater Prairie Chicken is known for its unique mating call, known as booming, and the dramatic mating dance that accompanies the boom. Read more
The Bobolink migrates over 5,000 miles every winter - at night! In North America, this bird is considered beneficial to agriculture, as its diet consists primarily of insects that harm crops. Read more