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We had a great bird walk with our favorite guide, S. Hargis on the last day of the Balcones Songbird Nature Festival at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge especially when we got a closer look at the golden-cheeked warbler.

Golden-cheeked warblers are the only bird species that nests exclusively in the oak-juniper woodlands of Central Texas, including the refuge and listed as endangered. “This bird requires older growth forest with a denser tree canopy where they forage for a variety of insects, including caterpillars. In mid-March, golden-cheeked warblers begin arriving in central Texas from their wintering ground in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Their stay in Texas lasts until about the end of July, when they begin departing to take advantage of more abundant winter food supplies south of our border. Habitat loss or degradation is the main reason the golden-cheeked warbler is endangered. The clearing of old juniper woodlands for livestock grazing and urban expansion has decreased the area available for nesting.”~www.fws.gov

To read more about its nesting and survival, click here.

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Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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