[texbirds] Re: Golden cheeked warbler (Good news)

  • From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cwebirds@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:29:42 -0500

This study is controversial and not everybody buys into it given how
extrapolated it was based on aerial photos of possible habitat etc ...While
it has an amazing amount of data and maybe is good with a lot of effort was
put into it, some are not sure it makes the cut. There are those that would
like to know who really backed the funding  for this it seems.   Can't say
that I agree or disagree with the report nor do I have the answers for
sure, just saying it has its critics, this I know first hand but am not
going to provide that info publicly or privately as the report may be
challenged by those far more knowledgeable than I.   This is just an FYI
If this single study, as a stand alone effort, leads toward a USFWS
de-listing, then a lot of folks may have reason be concerned.  BTW TPWD
recently held a meeting to discuss potential birds to be considered as
threatened on the state level...I am not here to share that list but it
should be made public after the report is complete and the TPW
Commissioners etc. have a chance to review  it....What the TPWD and USFWS
do are seperate issues as always...I am not sure the TPWD can add or
subtract any species from the endangered list but they can modify the lists
of SOC in the state for any flora or fauna.

Also your link does not take one to the article or the paper, but I am just
presuming the report you are referring to is the Morrison.


On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Charles W. Easley <cwebirds@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> **
> All Texas birders:
> The work of the past 40-50 years by concerned Texas birders and
> conservation people may be paying off. A & M researchers calculate the
> rangewide population of male Golden
> Cheeked Warblers in Texas at a shade over 263,000. Previous surveys
> counted roughly 9,000 to 54,000 birds.  To understand the survey better and
> read about the findings of the
> Fish and Wildlife Service see
> http://www.statesman.com/news/local/a-m-study-places-golden-cheeked-warbler.
> This, I believe, proves in part, that the bird is in better shape, number
> wise, than we thought. And my friend, Warren Pulich, now passed, would be
> excited about the findings of the
> survey. We can make a difference by the things we preserve and protect.
> Charles Easley
> Life Member TOS
> cwebirds@xxxxxxx

Brush Freeman
Independent and affiliated Field Biologist
Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas
The greatest musician of all time is mother nature.

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