Length: 6 - 7"
Breeding Habitat: Arctic tundra, alpine tundra, grassy or sedge meadows.
Winter Habitat: Bare fields, mudflats, lake shores, river sandbars, grasslands, and other open areas.
Diet: Mostly insects, such as flies, grasshoppers, ants, moths, beetles, and caterpillars; spiders; grass seeds and weed seeds.
American Pipit - possibly Juvenile
Photo © Robert Royse
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Range in New England
In New England, the American Pipit has been known to breed above timberline on Mt. Katahdin, Maine, and Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.
Other than these isolated locations, this bird is only seen in New England during migration.
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS