GCWA Survey Requirements

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GCWA Survey Requirements

This document identifies the minimum requirements for conducting presence/absence surveys for Golden-cheeked Warblers (Setophaga chrysoparia, GCWA), as authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) under section 10(a)(1)(A) scientific research and recovery permits. Please note this document supersedes previous guidance from the Service on conducting surveys for this species.

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A collage of twenty-six photos of animals, staff doing field work, and landscapes that Austin ecological services field office is responsible for.
The Austin Ecological Services Field Office is one of four field offices throughout the state of Texas under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Ecological Services program. This program works closely with our partners to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitat by providing...
A golden-cheeked warbler perches on top of an Ashe juniper tree

The golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia, GCWA) is a small, neo-tropical songbird weighing about 10 grams (0.34 ounces) and is about 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) long (Pulich 1976, pp. 126-128). Adult GCWA males have yellow cheeks outlined in black with a thin black line through each eye...

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