New! TPWD video; the Golden-Cheeked Warbler

In May 2018, the US Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) from the federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, and cited the need for current habitat protections for the species as an important component to its future success. The Balcones Canyonlands Preserve will continue to protect habitat for this neotropical songbird.

Endangered Species (7):

Neo-Tropical Migratory Songbirds

  • Golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia)

Karst Invertebrates

  • Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion (Tartarocreagris texana)
  • Tooth Cave spider (Tayshaneta myopica)
  • Tooth Cave ground beetle (Rhadine persephone)
  • Kretschmarr Cave mold beetle (Texamaurops reddelli)
  • Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi)
  • Bee Creek Cave harvestman (Texella reddelli)

Species of Concern (27):

Karst Invertebrates

Flatworm

Sphalloplana mohri

Ostracod

Candona sp. nr. stagnalis

Isopods

Caecidotea reddelli, Trichoniscinae N.S., Miktoniscus N.S.

Spiders

 Cicurina wartoni, Cicurina ellioti, Cicurina bandida, Cicurina reddelli, Cicurina reyesi, Cicurina cueva, Cicurina travisae, Tayshaneta concinnaTayshaneta deviaEidmannella reclusa

Pseudoscorpions  

Aphrastochthonius N. S., Tartarocreagris comanche, Tartarocreagris reddelli, Tartarocreagris intermedia, Tartarocreagris N. S. 3

Millipede

Speodesmus N. S.

Harvestman

Texella spinoperca

Ground Beetles

Rhadine austinica, Rhadine s. subterranean, Rhadine s. mitchelli

Plants

  • Canyon Mock Orange (Philadelphus ernestii)
  • Texabama Croton (Croton alabamensis var. texensis)