I should have known to check Grinnell and Miller first. Instead I looked at
Sparrows and Buntings by Byers, et. al. They state that this ssp is a
resident of coastal salt marshes. I couldn't think of many salt marshes in
the central valley. :0)
From: Jeff Davis [mailto:jndavis@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 2:35 PM
To: Jim Gain
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Savannah Sparrow Question
Hi, Jim --
Check Grinnell and Miller (1944). They reported several specimen
records of this subspecies from the Central Valley.
On Jul 12, 2005, at 1:57 PM, Jim Gain wrote:
> I came across a record for Passerculus
> sandwichensis athinus from Joseph S. Dixon back in 1915. I don't
> recall that
> particular subspecies ever being mentioned in the valley. Does
> anyone have
> more information about this ssp in the Central Valley?
> Jim Gain