KPC preserves are a patchwork of remnant coastal tallgrass prairies,
ranchland and farmland, natural and enhanced depressional wetlands, a large 144-acre lake, creeks, and bottomland hardwood forests.

Ornithological Summary

The Katy Prairie is well known for its wintering flocks of many thousands of ducks and geese, but it hosts a variety of resident and migrant shorebirds and land birds as well. Species of concern include grassland species such as Long-billed Curlew, American Golden-Plover, Upland and Buff-breasted Sand-pipers, Short-eared Owl, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Sprague?s Pipit, Henslow?s Sparrow, Dickcissel, and Northern Bobwhite; raptors including Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, White-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, and Crested Caracara; waterbirds such as Mottled Duck, Wood Stork, Little Blue Heron, and Black-necked Stilt; and upland species such as Loggerhead Shrike and Painted Bunting.

Ownership

Mixed ? Majority of properties owned by Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC), others under private ownership with conservation easements owned by KPC.

Habitat

KPC preserves are a patchwork of remnant coastal tallgrass prairies,
ranchland and farmland, natural and enhanced depressional wetlands, a large 144-acre lake, creeks, and bottomland hardwood forests.

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