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Rare Bird Spotted at the CGNA

July 29, 2015 ·

In July, a rare bird was spotted at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (CGNA)
The Dickcissel, a small sparrow-like songbird, is endangered in PA and is protected under the Game and Wildlife Code.

Like other grassland nesting birds, the Dickcissel has been impacted by development and other land use changes. The 85 acres of grasslands and wildflower meadows at the CGNA is an ideal habitat for these birds to live. 

Keep an eye out for one the next time you visit the CGNA.

Photo provided by Meredith Lombard. 

Tags: Chestnut Grove Natural Area · Wildlife