Important Bird Areas

Isabella County farms (Grasshopper Sparrow)

Michigan

A large conglomerate of privately-owned land with a high density of nesting Grasshopper Sparrows.

Ornithological Summary

Supports a high density of breeding Grasshopper Sparrows.

Ownership

Almost entirely privately-owned. A very small portion of the IBA includes part of the Martiny Lake State Game Area.

Habitat

Mostly agricultural openlands, with smaller pickets of forested or wetland habitats.

Land Use

Land use dominated by varied agricultural uses. More research necessary.