Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture


The Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) covers two Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)–the Edwards Plateau BCR of Central Texas and the Oaks and Prairies BCR of Texas and Oklahoma. These two BCRs harbor a rich assemblage of resident and migratory landbird species. Riparian corridors provide habitat for terrestrial birds (e.g., Bell’s Vireo, Red-headed Woodpecker) in  addition to shorebirds and waterfowl. Recent and historical population declines in regional avifauna have underscored the need for large-scale habitat conservation measures. The OPJV will work to reverse these trends by producing region-wide conservation plans, implementing those plans, and using research to refine our knowledge of avian-habitat relationships.

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