Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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Swamp Sparrow — Great Lakes Habitat

Swamp Sparrows breed in various open wetland habitats, including freshwater marshes, bogs, meadows and swamps that provide three requirements: shallow, standing water; low, dense cover; and a few scattered, elevated song perches. These birds are mainly ground and water feeders, and often forage at the water’s edge like sandpipers, either on land or wading in shallow water. They also may climb up and down stalks and stems in search of a meal of insects, seeds and fruits.