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    Black-capped Vireo

    Look for this small 'spectacled' bird on the refuge. It can be found hanging upside down to feed on insects, insect larva and spiders.

    Vireo atricapilla

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    Amazing Views

    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

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    Golden-cheeked Warbler

    Golden-cheeked warblers are the only bird species that nests exclusively in Texas, including the refuge.

    Setophaga chrysoparia

 

Land Management Research & Demonstration Area

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Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is one of 14 designated refuges where professional land managers and others come to learn about cutting-edge habitat management techniques and technology.

Institutions of investigation, innovation and instruction

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Golden-cheeked warbler / Greg Lasley ©, Black-capped vireo / Greg Lasley ©
Last Updated: May 13, 2014

Events

  • Macro Photography Workshop

    Abott_PhotogWorkshop_60x60May 12, 2014 - June 23, 2014

    Explore techniques used to make the best images of insects, spiders, flowers, leaves, lizards, frogs, snakes and more.

    Macro Photography Workshop
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