BCR 20 - Edwards Plateau

BCR 20 mapThis 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 savannah 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.





ABC-designated Globally Important Bird Areas in this BCR

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Colorado Bend State Park

Fort Hood Military Installation

Guadalupe River Area

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Pedernales Falls State Park