Look for this small 'spectacled' bird on the refuge. It can be found hanging upside down to feed on insects, insect larva and spiders.
Miles of trails lead you through old growth cedar forests, meadows and along rocky creeks. Come enjoy the beauty of the Hill Country!
Wildlife Watching and Nature Trails
Golden-cheeked warblers are the only bird species that nests exclusively in Texas, including the refuge.
This work was conducted by the team of Wade Hibler, Jerry Stacy, George Brugnoli, Billy Hutson, Melissa Duckworth, and Alice Rheaume, and the FWS is grateful for their contribution to our understanding of the status of the northern bobwhite population on the refuge.Tx Quail Index Annual Report
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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The refuge has been identified as an internationally Important Bird Area, an official designation indicating its unique importance to birds, specifically the golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo.
Their songs are derived from a large syllable repertoire, an order of magnitude greater than that of other vireos.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Golden-cheeked warbler / Greg Lasley ©, Black-capped vireo / Greg Lasley ©
Last Updated: May 08, 2015