Ft. Hood is an active military base located near Killeen, Texas with ongoing training activities on the property. Habitat consists of karst topography and oak/juniper woodlands and savannahs, providing habitat for breeding Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped Vireos. The research, management, and mitigation activities are conducted in partnership with the Nature Conservancy.

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Ornithological Summary

Habitat at Ft. Hood is actively managed in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, with an estimated 4500 breeding pairs of Golden-cheeked Warblers and 5700+ pairs of Black-capped Vireos occupying territories at the site. This is the largest breeding population of both species under one management authority.


U.S. Army Military Base - habitat for warblers and vireos managed in partnership with the Nature Conservancy.


Oak/Shin Oak/Juniper Savannahs on mesas and Oak/Juniper Woodlands in riparian areas on karst topography with characteristic shallow limestone soils and xeric Edwards Plateau shrublands.

Land Use

Military training for U.S. Army and active management of endangered species habitat.

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