BCR 21 - Oaks and Priaries |
This transition zone between the Great Plains and the forests of eastern United States is a complex mix of prairie, savannah, 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 and 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.
ABC-designated Globally Important Bird Areas in
Attwater Prairie-Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Fort Hood Military Installation