Sierra Madre Sparrow
Sierra Madre Sparrow (Xenospiza baileyi) is an endemic species found only in high elevation temperate grasslands of western and central Mexico. It is listed as in danger of extinction (Birdlife 2011; IUCN 2011, and NOM-SEMARNAT-059-2010). Historic observations exist from at least seven sites in Mexico: two in Durango, one in Jalisco, and four in the south of the Valley of Mexico. Nevertheless, basic information about this species is practically unknown. SJV partners in Mexico are currently conducting an ecological study of this species in order to generate baseline information for this species in regions of the Sierra de Durango.