Important Bird Areas

Rose Lake Wildlife Area


A former farm site consisting of a diverse mixture of habitats including lakes, wetlands, old fields, and forest.

Ornithological Summary

Home to a small but regular population of Henslow's Sparrows.

Conservation Issues

Mowing of nests and adults a likely threat. Improper fallow rotations may prevent habitat from developing into that required by Henslow's Sparrows.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division.