Featured Sanctuary Bird: Horned Lark

 Horned Lark by David Inman, Flickr Creative Commons

Horned Lark by David Inman, Flickr Creative Commons

Our Friday feature is the only true native lark in North America - the Horned Lark. It is a common, widespread bird of open country, and is a frequent winter visitor at our Faville Grove Sanctuary. Though they feed insects to their young, adult Horned Larks eat primarily grass and weed seeds.

To catch a glimpse of this lark, keep your eyes trained to the ground. Their woven nests are usually nestled in a cavity or depression in the land, and they forage on the ground for food.

Come see these lovely larks in action at our sanctuary! They are active in big flocks, especially along County Road G north of the sanctuary. Plan your own visit using our Google Map, or contact faville@madisonaudubon.org for more information.