Photo Credits: Ómar Runólfsson

Photo Credits: Ómar Runólfsson

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: Their wingspan is 8.7-11 in. and they weigh 0.8-1.2 oz.

HABITAT: Lapland Longspurs live in open areas such as fields and tundra

DIET: Their diet consists of seeds and insects such as flies.

NOTES: 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