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Dan Small

Natural Lands Project Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

Grassland implementation projects

Early successional habitat management

Northern Bobwhite monitoring and management

Bird banding


Areas of Interest

Natural resource management

Grassland and early successional management

Ecological restoration

Grassland birds and pollinators

Northern Bobwhite populations

Grassland birds

Avian Migration



B.A. Biology. Bridgewater State University


Published Works


Small, D. M. and C. R. Long. 2019. Near Catastrophe to Recovery: A Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) Success Story in Maryland. Maryland Birdlife 68: 23-37.

Carr, J. Gimpel, M. E. and D. M. Small. 2019. Patterns of Provisioning in Known-Aged Spizella pusilla (Field Sparrow): A Multi-Year Study. Northeastern Naturalist 26: 484-498.

Danner, J. E., D. M. Small, T. B. Ryder, B. Lohr, B. S. Masters, D. E. Gill, and R. C. Fleisher. 2018. Temporal Patterns of Extra-Pair Paternity in a Population of Grasshopper Sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum) in Maryland. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130: 40-51.

Small, D. M. 2017. Winter Site Fidelity and Over-Wintering Site Persistence of a Northern Shrike, Lanius borealis, in Maryland. Maryland Birdlife 66: 9-19.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel and J. Gruber. 2015. Preformative Molt in Indigo Buntings North of the Wintering Grounds. North American Bird Bander 40): 67-69.

Small, D. M., P. J. Blank and B. Lohr. 2015. Habitat Use and Movement Patterns by Dependent and Independent Juvenile Grasshopper Sparrows during the Post-Fledging Period. Journal of Field Ornithology 86: 17-26.

Gimpel, M. E., D. M. Small and J. G. Gruber. 2014. Winter Site Fidelity of Six Sparrow Species in Maryland. North American Bird Bander 39: 45-51.

Anthony, T., D. E. Gill, D. M. Small, J. Parks, H. F. Sears. 2013. Post-fledging Dispersal of Grasshopper Sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum) on a Restored Grassland in Maryland. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology: 125: 307-313.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. G. Gruber. 2013. Variation and Extent of Eccentric Pre- formative Wing Molt in Field Sparrows. North American Bird Bander 38: 49-54.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, D. E. Gill. 2012. Site Fidelity and Natal Philopatry in Dickcissels. Northeastern Naturalist 19: 123-129.

Gimpel, M. E., D. M. Small, J. G. Gruber. 2010. Site Fidelity and a Longevity Record of Wintering Hermit Thrushes in Maryland. North American Bird Bander 35: 1-4.

Small, D. M., M. E. Gimpel, J. Parks, J. B. Guerard, D. E. Gill. 2009. First Documented Cases of Polygyny in the Grasshopper Sparrow. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 822-825.