Seaside Sparrow Ammospiza maritima Scientific name definitions

Jon S. Greenlaw, W. Gregory Shriver, and William Post
Version: 2.0 — Published July 1, 2022

About the Author(s)


Jon S. Greenlaw, a Professor (Emeritus) of Biology at Long Island University in New York, has a B.A. in Zoology from the University of Maine, Orono, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. His research has focused on the evolution of social systems in marshland sparrows, comparative display behavior in emberizine sparrows, and avian trophic relationships to habitats and landscapes in northern Maine. He is the senior author of the book The Robertson and Woolfenden Florida Bird Species: An Annotated List (Florida Ornithological Society, Special Publication No. 8). He currently resides in Tampa, Florida. Email: jgreenlaw@earthlink.net.

Greg Shriver is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where he has been since 2005. Greg earned his B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine, an M.S. in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Forestry from the State University of New York. His research focuses on the conservation and management of tidal marsh, grassland, arid-land, and forest birds and the design and implementation of long-term avian population monitoring. He has been conducting research on tidal marsh birds since 1998 and is a co-PI of the Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program. His current research includes developing spatially explicit occupancy and abundance models for Seaside and Saltmarsh sparrows, estimating the factors that influence the colonization and extinction of forest breeding birds, and using unmanned aircraft and automated recording units to monitor breeding bird populations. Email: gshriver@udel.edu.

William Post is a retired curator of birds at the Charleston Museum, has an A.B. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in zoology from North Carolina State University. His main research interest is the breeding systems of birds. He has conducted life history studies of the Seaside Sparrow, Yellow-shouldered Blackbird, Boat-tailed Grackle, and Shiny Cowbird. He is the senior author of the book Status and Distribution of South Carolina Birds (Contributions from the Charleston Museum XVIII). He formerly lived on Sullivan Island, South Carolina, and currently in upstate New York. Email: grackler@aol.com.

Recommended Citation

Greenlaw, J. S., W. G. Shriver, and W. Post (2022). Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.seaspa.02