How long do golden-cheeked warblers live?

The oldest recorded Golden-cheeked Warbler was at least 10 years, 11 months old when it was recaptured and re-released during banding operations in Texas.

When can I see the golden-cheeked warbler?

March 15th is a safe date to begin looking, although some males have been known to arrive from Central America as early as late February. Late March and April is the peak of male Golden-cheek activity when they’re singing up a storm.

How do you attract the golden-cheeked warbler?

A mix of juniper and deciduous trees on the slopes, along drainage bottoms, and in creeks and draws provide an ideal mix of vegetation for these birds. Warblers can also be found in drier, upland juniper-oak (i.e., Texas oak, live oak, post oak, blackjack oak) woodlands over flat topography.

Why is the golden-cheeked warbler restricted to Central Texas?

Habitat loss or degradation is the main reason the golden-cheeked warbler is endangered. The clearing of old juniper woodlands for livestock grazing and urban expansion has decreased the area available for nesting.

What type of habitat is suitable for nesting golden-cheeked warblers?

Golden-cheeked warblers nest only in central Texas mixed Ashe-juniper and oak woodlands in ravines and canyons. 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.

What is a warblers habitat?

Family. Wood Warblers. Habitat. Bushes, swamp edges, streams, gardens. Breeds in a variety of habitats in east, including woods and thickets along edges of streams, lakes, swamps, and marshes, favoring willows, alders, and other moisture-loving plants.

Where do golden-cheeked warblers nest?

How big is a golden-cheeked warbler?

0.36 ozAdult
Golden-cheeked warbler/Mass

What is being done to help the golden-cheeked warbler?

Several groups, backed by a former Texas Comptroller, have filed a petition with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to delist the golden-cheeked warbler from the endangered species list. Add your voice to ours, sign the petition to save the golden-cheeked warbler, and together we can make a profound difference.

What sound does a golden-cheeked warbler make?

As a golden-cheeked warbler belongs to the family Parulidae, it is seen in various colors. A golden-cheeked warbler’s call can be described as a song that sounds like ‘ter-wih-zeee-e-e-e, chy’.

Where do warblers go in summer?

Warblers are some of the most exciting birds to see during spring migration. These colorful spring birds leave their warm wintering grounds south of the border in Central and South America and migrate up to the norther parts of the country.

How long do warbler eggs take to hatch?

Nesting Facts

Clutch Size: 1-7 eggs
Egg Length: 0.6-0.8 in (1.5-2.1 cm)
Egg Width: 0.5-0.6 in (1.2-1.6 cm)
Incubation Period: 10-13 days
Nestling Period: 9-12 days

Where can I find a golden cheeked warbler in Texas?

Golden-cheeked Warbler | Audubon Field Guide This beautiful bird is a central Texas specialty, nesting nowhere else in the world. It returns early in spring; by the end of March, males can be found singing from the tops of junipers on arid slopes in the hill country.

What is being done to protect the golden cheeked warbler?

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge was created specifically to conserve the warbler and the Black-capped Vireo; the park also implements a cowbird trapping program and hosts an annual Songbird Festival. Golden-cheeked Warbler populations have recovered to some extent, but habitat loss remains a major threat.

How many eggs does a golden cheeked warbler lay?

Golden-cheeked warblers lay 3-4 creamy-white eggs, less than 3/4 inch long and ½ inch wide. Incubation begins one day before the last egg is laid.

Do warblers come to Texas in the summer?

In early March, golden-cheeked warblers begin arriving in central Texas from their wintering ground in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Their stay in Texas lasts until about the end of July, when they begin departing to take advantage of more abundant winter food supplies south of our border.