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Project Prairie Birds

A Citizen Science Project for Wintering Grassland Birds

General Vegetation Types of the Southeastern U.S. Where Project Prairie Birds Can Be Conducted

Long Prairie Grasses

Eastern Grasslands and Associated Wetlands:

Photo Western meadowlark Copyright Michael L. Gray

Western meadowlark
Photo Copyright Michael L. Gray

Lowland Southern Pine Forests (Depending on management, these may support enough open stands to conduct Project Prairie Birds surveys):

Tropical and Subtropical Cover Types (Puerto Rico, Virgin Island, South Florida):

Maritime Communities:

Western Grassland:

Vegetation Data Sheet media download(PDF 254.8 KB) and Bird Survey Data Sheet media download(PDF 254.9 KB) are available for free download.

For Additional Information write to:

Project Prairie Birds Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
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