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.