The Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) has a very restricted range in British Columbia, breeding only on certain grasslands of the Okanagan and immediately adjacent valleys. Recent population trends appear stable, but the breeding population is very low, apparently less than fifty pairs. Grasshopper Sparrows prefer dry grasslands that are not heavily grazed; they have been reported from only nine potential breeding sites in British Columbia, and are known to occur regularly at only two of those sites. Considering the low provincial population of the species and its requirements for a habitat already very rare in the province, the Grasshopper Sparrow should be considered Threatened in British Columbia.
Cannings, R.J.. 1995. Status of the Grasshopper Sparrow in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. B77