Our State Bird Is In Trouble

Posted in The Environment, Around The State at 4:50 pm by wcnews

AAS, Texas state bird’s population in decline.

The Texas population of mockingbirds — the official state bird — has declined by 18 percent over the past four decades, according to the National Audubon Society.


Suburbanization is a major reason, he said. Sprawl has cost many of these birds much of their natural habitat.

Texas homeowners can help the state bird by planting berry-bearing shrubs in their yards, he said.

So go plant a fruit tree. KUT has audio.

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