Biologists Observe Rare Birds with Nest Cams

After months of planning, coordination and a lot of patience, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Fort Hood’s Natural Resources Branch have successfully monitored and filmed a black-capped vireo nest.

On April 7, Sydney Dragon, a Student Conservation Association intern for the USFWS from the Arlington Ecological Services Field Office, came to Fort Hood and set up game cameras to monitor the secretive birds known as black-capped vireos. They gathered footage for three months, collecting more than 90 video clips. Read more on the blog.

Black-capped Vireos Nesting at Fort Hood

Black-capped vireos are small songbirds that were removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Species in 2018. The Arlington Ecological Services Field Office and Fort Hood Military Base in Texas partnered together to monitor black-capped vireos during the 2021 breeding season. Using trail cameras and other filming equipment, amazing moments of this rare bird were caught on camera. This is truly a post-delisting success story!

Backyard Bird Feeding Video: Conservation in Urban Areas

Sydney’s video on Backyard Bird Feeding was featured as part of a Partners in Flight blog earlier this year.