Attwater's Prairie Chicken
History of Species Decline
From six million acres ranging from the Nueces River in Texas to Bayou Teche in Louisiana, this bird has seen its range crushed to two small pockets of habitat in Galveston and Colorado counties. These two refuges combine for about 12,000 acres - 0.2% of the historic 6 million acres of prairie. No birds are known to be surviving off the refuges despite repeated censuses.
Current Population Estimates
The spring 2005 census gave an estimate of 40 birds in the wild today.
Wildlife Diversity Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
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