Tuesday, April 10, 2012
One of our first stops was to visit our neighbor, Sim, who, for the past two years, has been working with Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-headed Vireos at Fort Hood, Texas. We arrived on 11 April, a week too early for the vireo, but, as you can see, we did find the warbler.
The Golden-cheeked Warbler is the only Texas breeding bird that nests nowhere else. Although rare and endangered, it is locally common in juniper-oak woodlands of central Texas. By early summer, it leaves for its wintering grounds in southern Mexico and Central America. The species is threatened by its restricted range and the ever-growing human population and consequent clearing of its Texas habitat (Ladd and Glass 1999).
Posted by Dan Tallman at 1:00 PM