Photo Credits: Ómar Runólfsson  

Photo Credits: Ómar Runólfsson 

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

Lapland Longspurs live in open areas such as fields and tundra. Their diet consists of seeds and insects such as flies. Their wingspan is 8.7-11 in. and they weigh 0.8-1.2 oz. Lapland Longspurs’ songs sound similar to the Red-winged Blackbirds, but are bubblier and chirpier. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.

Frequency: Rare