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Chasing Rare & Endangered Ones with John Chenowith & Bill Reiner

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Refuge Headquarters
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Chasing Rare & Endangered Ones

Endangered Ones Trip

This tour will span the refuge in search of its two rare and endangered songbirds. Experts on the species will take you to shady, relatively moist woodlands of oak and juniper to listen and look for Golden-cheeked Warblers. At the other end of the refuge, we will listen for the raspy songs of Black-capped Vireos in and around thickets of scrubby oaks, sumacs, and greenbriars. Along the way we hope to spot other Hill Country birds.

Targets: Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo

van from HQ 30 Min 1way Easy to Moderate between locations *stop between locations

The Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) is not one single tract of land but a system of preserves that exists as a multi-agency conservation effort operating under a regional 10(a) permit issued under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW).

The permit was issued jointly to the BCP's two managing partners, the City of Austin and Travis County, in 1996, though several other organizations own and manage land dedicated to the BCP. Ultimately, the goal is to set aside 30,428 acres in western Travis County as habitat for eight endangered species-two neotropical migratory songbirds and six karst invertebrates-and 27 species of concern.


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