Debbie Trail spotted this male meadowlark in full voice in one of our fields. Despite their name, meadowlarks are not larks. They’re in the blackbird family, and their whistling, flute-like songs float over our fields at twilight. Some male meadowlarks can sing more than 100 different patterns in their songs. The Eastern meadowlark population has declined nearly 25% over 10 years, mostly from habitat loss.