Bird Conservation Region 20

Edwards Plateau

This dissected Hill Country of central Texas is clearly demarcated on the east and south by a fault line and grades into the Chihuahuan Desert and Great Plains to the west and north. The native vegetation is a mesquite, juniper, and oak savanna that is the core of the breeding range of the endangered Black-capped Vireo and Golden-cheeked Warbler. Other priority breeding birds include the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Bell’s Vireo. Intensive grazing by goats has caused vegetation to shift from grass to thicket dominance. Suburban expansion is a more recent threat to bird habitat in the Edwards Plateau.

Bird Conservation Plans
Landbirds -
Shorebirds - Central Plains/Playa Lakes
Waterbirds - Southeast U.S.
Waterfowl -
All Birds -
Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Concept Plan

Joint Venture area: Oaks and Prairies

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