National Bird Day

Conservation benefits a variety of wildlife but today we celebrate birds. A recent conservation success involves the proposed delisting of Black-capped Vireo as an endangered species. Through partnerships involving private landowners, conservation organizations, agencies, and researchers we are closer to assuring that this charming songbird will be around in its natural setting for future generations. Delisting is the ultimate conservation goal of endangered species protections and doesn’t necessarily mean an absence of ongoing protection for this species. In addition to permanently protected habitat and stewardship by private landowners, this species will continue to be monitored to assure stability of the population.

Hill Country Conservancy works with landowner partners to conserve open space for the varied natural resources it supports including clean water, dark skies, and wildlife. If you are interested in learning more about how we achieve this mission, contact Romey Swanson, Conservation Project Manager at HCC (

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