2016 Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo Symposium

Biodiversity Works hosted the 2016 Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo Symposium on January 28 and 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The goal of the symposium was to facilitate dialogue and discussion regarding the latest research, management, and conservation efforts pertaining to the golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo.



Black-capped Vireos – Results of a Reconnaissance Survey in Mason and Menard Counties

Jenny Blair, CWB1; Texas Hill Country Heritage Association, Braun & Gresham, PLLC, and 1Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd.


Update on Recent Actions Regarding the Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo Under the Endangered Species Act

Omar Bocanegra and Chris Harper, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Golden-cheeked Warbler in Central America Pine-oak Forest Ecoregion

Ana José Cóbar-Carranza1, Efraín Castillejos-Castellanos2, Manolo García Vettorazzi1, and Claudia Macias Caballero2; 1Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, Ciudad Universitaria and 2Pronatura Sur A.C.


Post-breeding Movements of Black-capped Vireos on the Breeding Grounds

David Cimprich, Natural Resources Management Branch, Fort Hood Military Installation.


Growth Rates of Trees, and Age of Ashe juniper, in Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, 1998-2013

Jeff S. Hatfield and William A. Link; U.S. Geological Survey – Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.


Population Dynamics and Habitat Conservation for the Golden-cheeked Warbler

Adam Duarte1, Jeff S. Hatfield2, Floyd W. Weckerly1, Jennifer L. R. Jensen3, James E. Hines2, James D. Nichols2, Todd M. Swannack4,1, Michael R. J. Forstner1, M. Clay Green1; 1Department of Biology, Texas State University; 2Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, US Geological Survey; 3Texas Center for Geographic Information Science, Department of Geography, Texas State University; 4US Army Engineer Research and Development Center.


Trends in Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat Change Through Time

Nancy A. Heger1, Ph. D. and Tom Hayes2, Ph. D.; 1Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division; 2Environmental Conservation Alliance, Inc.


Learning to Fly with Chipilo

Daniel Hernandez Gonzalez del Castillo; Pronatura Sur, A.C.


Golden-cheeked Warbler Responses to Road Construction Noise and Activity

Ashley M. Long1, J. Cal Newnam2, Heather A. Mathewson3, and Michael L. Morrison4; 1Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M University; 2Texas Department of Transportation; 3Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences, Tarleton State University; 4Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.


Conserving Wildlife in Mesoamerican Pine-oak Forests, with Emphasis on an Endangered Neotropical Migrant, the Golden-cheeked Warbler

Claudia Macías-Caballero; Pronatura Sur, A.C.


Overview of Bandera Corridor Conservation Bank – A Conservation Story

Jesse McLean1 and Beyrl Armstrong2; 1Bandera Corridor Conservation Bank and 2Plateau Land & Wildlife Management.


Black-capped Vireo Habitat Restoration at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

James M. Mueller and Scott Rowin; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Management of Juniper-Oak Woodlands for Golden-cheeked Warblers Based on Continuous Predictive Variables of Density

James M. Mueller, Scott M. Rowin, Steven E. Sesnie, and Sarah E. Lehnen; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Historical Ecology of the Texas Hill Country

Lisa O’Donnell; City of Austin, Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.


Can We Improve the Public’s Opinion of Ashe Junipers to Facilitate Conservation and

Recovery of the Golden-cheeked Warbler?

Panelists: Lisa O’Donnell1, Don Gardner2, Nico Hauwert3, Elizabeth McGreevy4, Rachael Ranft5, Romey Swanson6; 1City of Austin, Balcones Canyonlands Preserve; 2Consulting Arborist; 3City of Austin; Watershed Protection; 4Droplet Land Designs; 5The Nature Conservancy; 6Hill Country Conservancy.


Seasonal Productivity and Nest survival of Golden-cheeked Warblers Vary with Forest Type

and Edge Density

Rebecca G. Peak1 and Frank R. Thompson2, III; 1U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest; 2U.S.D.A. Forest Service Northern Research Station.


Relationships Among Diet, Arthropod Prey Availability and Foraging Patterns of the

Golden-cheeked Warbler in Central Texas

Mike Quinn; Volunteer Researcher, The University of Texas Insect Collection, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences.


Landscape and Local Effects on Occupancy and Densities of an Endangered Wood-warbler in an Urbanizing Landscape

Jennifer L. Reidy1, Frank R. Thompson, III1, Courtney Amundson2, and Lisa O’Donnell3; 1University of Missouri, Columbia; 2US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center; 3City of Austin Wildland Conservation Division.


Response of Golden-cheeked Warblers to Prescribed Fire in Juniper-oak Woodlands on Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Texas

Jennifer L. Reidy1, Frank R. Thompson, III1,2, Carl Schwope3, Scott Rowin3, and Jim Mueller3; 1Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri; 2U.S.D.A. Forest Service Northern Research Station; 3U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.


Territory Dynamics of Golden-cheeked Warblers

William Reiner Jr.1, Lisa O’Donnell1, Jonny Scalise1, and Jennifer L. Reidy2; 1Wildland Conservation Division, City of Austin, Texas; 2Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri.


Cowbird Control at Fort Hood, Texas:  2016 Management Update

Scott Summers; U.S. Army-Fort Hood Natural & Cultural Resources Management Branch.



Poster Presentations

Assessment of Public Knowledge and Willingness to Pay for Recovery of an Endangered Songbird, the Golden-cheeked Warbler

Jacqueline R. Ferrato1, Donald J. Brown2, Audrey McKenney3; 1The Nature Conservancy; 2Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin; 3Department of Philosophy, Texas State University.


Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) Population Genetic Structure in Central Texas: Looking at the Last 10 years

Samantha Hauser and Paul Leberg; University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Vegetation Description of Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat at Cibolo Bluffs Preserve, Comal


Charlotte Reemts, Rick Kostecke, Jacqueline Ferrato; The Nature Conservancy, Texas Chapter.


For inquiries about the symposium, please contact Patty Ramirez at pramirez@biodiversityworks.org or 512.297.7144.


Thank you to the following groups and organization who generously sponsored the 2016 Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo Symposium!

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