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Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum

Limited to Kittitas County below ponderosa pine zone, where apparently rare and local in degraded shrub-steppe habitats with significant grass cover. Recorded only twice during atlas period, both times from Yakima Training Center. Described as common in burned-over sagebrush tracts in Yakima County portion of military reservation (Stepniewski 1999); doubtless under-recorded by BBA surveyors in Kittitas County portion due to inadequate coverage under controlled-access conditions. Scattered reports after close of atlas period from transitional grassy steppe on edges of Kittitas Valley may represent nomadic responses to changing habitats, as noted by Smith et al. (1997).

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