Western meadowlarks are a nongame species that occur at desert elevations. In the winter, these birds may flock in small numbers, particularly around cattle feeders. Their population trend is unknown. Nests are partially domed grass saucers, constructed on the round in sagebrush and rabbitbrush areas. Two broods are raised during the April-July nesting season. There is a 13-15 day incubation period and 12 day nestling period. They feed on insects, fruit, seeds, and waste grain.