Important Bird Areas

Crown City Wildlife Area

Ohio

The Crown City Wildlife Area is an area that contains a large populations of grasslands birds, including Henslow's Sparrows. 11,119 acres = 4499.86 hectares

Ornithological Summary

It contains large populations of grassland birds. Of particular interest are the populations of Henslow's Sparrow.

Conservation Issues

Most of the area has been subjected to surface mining in the past. The reclamation process after mining has led to large patches of grassland habitats. These patches hold large numbers of breeding grassland birds. Shrub encroachment, particularly the invasive Autumn Olive, is starting to reduce habitat quality for grassland birds.

Ownership

Ohio Division of Wildlife