Description: This plain extends from southern
Texas into northeastern Mexico. Much of the grassland, savanna, and
thornscrub habitat has been converted to more shrubby conditions as
a result of grazing history. Important Bird Areas in Mexico include
Presa Venustiano Carranza, with nesting habitat for Mexican Ducks and
Golden Eagles. It is also a key site for migrating Greater White-fronted
Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and many species of ducks. Parras de la Fuente
is an IBA that supports an important nesting colony of White-winged
Dove and provides habitat for Red-crowned Parrot and Yellow-headed Parrot.
Other distinctive avifauna of this region includes Audubons Oriole,
Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, and Plain Chachalaca.
Botteris Sparrow, Attwaters Prairie-Chicken, Whitetailed
Hawk, wintering Whooping Crane, and LeContes Sparrow are high
priority species of grassland habitats. Wetlands are habitat for Black-bellied
Whistling-Ducks and a great variety of wading and shorebirds, as well
as for several wintering waterfowl species.
- Rio Grande JV Implementation Plan, Gulf Coast JV Plans
Shorebirds - Central
Waterfowl - Gulf Coast JV Plans, Rio Grande JV Implementation Plan
All Birds -
Gulf Coast JV Plans, Rio Grande JV Implementation Plan
Venture areas: Gulf Coast, Rio
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