The Sprague's Pipit was considered to be a
species in the 1991 review of the
Status of Alberta Wildlife. The species was recently updated to the
Blue List of species that current information suggests may be at risk in the province. This designation was made on the basis of rapidly declining populations, and a lack of research into the biology and management of the species. The Sprague's Pipit is legally designated as a
non-game animal under the Alberta Wildlife Act. Such species are provided with full protection, and cannot be killed, possessed, bought or sold without a permit.
Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 10
with permission from Alberta
Sustainable Resource Development.