Cape Sable Seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Cape Sable seaside sparrows are small birds about 13 centimeters or 5 inches long. Dorsally, they are dark olive-gray with olive-brown on the tail and wings. The greenish cast on the nape is generally difficult to detect. Ventrally, adults are light gray to almost white with dark olive-gray streaks on the breast and sides. Occasionally, the breast streaks converge forming a diffuse central spot. There is a dark whisker on either side of the white throat. These sparrows have yellow lores, brown eyes, and a gray ear patch behind the eye which is fringed by a dark line. There is a small patch of yellow on the edge of the wing. No sexual differences in the plumages are obvious.

  • States/US Territories in which the Cape Sable Seaside sparrow, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Florida
  • US Counties in which the Cape Sable Seaside sparrow, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/11/1967 Southeast Region (Region 4) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
03/26/2007 72 FR 14132 14133 Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
08/11/1977 42 FR 40685 40690 Determination of Critical Habitat for Six Endangered Species Including Palila, Renumbering of Critical Habitat Listings; 42 FR 40685 40690 (Florida Everglades kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus; American peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum; palila Psittirostra bailleui; dusky seaside sparrow, Ammospiza maritima nigrescens; Cape Sable sparrow, Ammospiza maritima mirabilis; Morro Bay kangaroo rat, Dipodomus heermanni morroensis)
03/11/1967 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
10/31/2006 71 FR 63980 64002 Critical Habitat Designation for the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
07/14/1976 41 FR 28978 28979 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Cape Sable Sparrow; 41 FR 28978 28979 (Ammospiza maritima mirabilis)
04/02/2004 69 FR 17442 17443 Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
11/06/2007 72 FR 62736 62766 Critical Habitat Revised Designation for the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow; Final Rule
09/22/1977 42 FR 47840 47845 Final Correction and Augumentation of Critical Habitat Reorganization; 42 FR 47840 47845
10/23/2001 66 FR 53573 53575 ETWP; 12-Month Finding for a Petition to Revise Critical Habitat for the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
07/10/2000 65 FR 42316 42318 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding for a Petition To Revise Critical Habitat for the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
05/18/1999 South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/02/2004 69 FR 17442 17443 Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
03/26/2007 72 FR 14132 14133 Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
  • Notice Recovery Plan Avail.
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/18/2010 Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
11/06/2007 72 FR 62736 62766 Critical Habitat Revised Designation for the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow; Final Rule Final Rule Final designated
10/31/2006 71 FR 63980 64002 Critical Habitat Designation for the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Proposed Rule Not Required
09/22/1977 42 FR 47840 47845 Final Correction and Augumentation of Critical Habitat Reorganization; 42 FR 47840 47845 Final Rule Final designated
08/11/1977 42 FR 40685 40690 Determination of Critical Habitat for Six Endangered Species Including Palila, Renumbering of Critical Habitat Listings; 42 FR 40685 40690 (Florida Everglades kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus; American peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum; palila Psittirostra bailleui; dusky seaside sparrow, Ammospiza maritima nigrescens; Cape Sable sparrow, Ammospiza maritima mirabilis; Morro Bay kangaroo rat, Dipodomus heermanni morroensis) Final Rule Not Required
07/14/1976 41 FR 28978 28979 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Cape Sable Sparrow; 41 FR 28978 28979 (Ammospiza maritima mirabilis) Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Cape Sable Seaside sparrow.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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