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Golden-Cheeked Warbler

Photo ©TPW
With all of the recent focus on Spring Lake Preserve, you may be wondering what a Golden-cheeked Warbler looks like. Here’s a photo and information about the bird from Texas Parks and Wildlife:
Adult Golden-cheeked warblers nest only in the mixed Ashe-juniper and oak woodlands in ravines and canyons of central Texas. The birds were listed as endangered in 1990 because many tall juniper and oak woodlands have been cleared to build houses, roads, and stores.

Warblers eat insects and spiders found on the leaves and bark of oaks and other trees. They use long strips of cedar bark and spider webs to build their nests. They come to Texas in March to nest and raise their young, and leave in July to spend the winter in Mexico and Central America. Females lay 3-4 eggs during nesting season.

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