Bird Conservation Region 21

Oaks and Prairies

This transition zone between the Great Plains and the forests of the eastern United States is a complex mix of prairie, savanna, cross timbers, and shrubland. Among the priority landbirds that use this mix of woodland and open country are the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, and Mississippi Kite, with a small population of Black-capped Vireos in areas of denser shrub. Agriculture and urbanization have made tremendous impacts on this region, leaving very little natural habitat available for healthy priority bird populations.

Bird Conservation Plans
Landbirds - Osage Plains
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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