Southwestern Edwards Plateau, karst topography, xeric shrublands on shallow limestone soils consisting of oak/juniper and shin oak/juniper shrublands on hilltops and mesas and woodlands in narrow riparian corridors. Includes habitat for breeding Black-capped Vireos which is actively managed by the Nature Conservancy.

Ornithological Summary

Site contains occupied Black-capped Vireo breeding territories as well as habitat for a number of other species of conservation concern such as Painted Bunting and Bell's Vireo. Population surveys at the property are representative of the minimum number of breeding pairs.

Ownership

4800 acres owned by the Nature Conservancy with an additional 13,722 acre ranch managed by the Nature Conservancy under a conservation easement.

Habitat

Southwestern Edwards Plateau, karst topography, xeric shrublands on shallow limestone soils consisting of oak/juniper and shin oak/juniper shrublands on hilltops and mesas and woodlands in narrow riparian corridors. Includes habitat for breeding Black-capped Vireos.

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