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Leucistic Dunlin

 












Bird Leucism
Leucism, or leukism, is an abnormal plumage condition caused by a genetic mutation that prevents pigment, particularly melanin, from being properly deposited on a bird's feathers as shown in the two above pictures of a leucistic dunlin. As a result, the birds do not have the normal, classic plumage colors listed in the field guides, and instead the plumage have several color changes, including: 
- White patches where the bird should not have any
- Paler overall plumage that looks faint, diluted or bleached

Warbler Woods Cibolo Texas

Warbler Woods a Nature Preserve
Susan & Don Schaezler, Margie Bonnes -Owners

Warbler Woods is private property, which we managed as a bird and wildlife refuge and preserve. It covers 124 acres of varied habitat covering Pecan Gap sediments with gently rolling topography. We are near the convergence of three Ecological Regions: South Texas Plains, Blackland Prairie, and Edwards Plateau.  We are also near the Post Oak Savannah region. We are about 4 miles down dip from Balcones Escarpment, at the northwest corner of Guadalupe County.

Saving bird and wildlife species

Hi I would like to discuss birds and wildlife. About 50 years ago my father-in-law could drive north of Oshawa
Ontario and see about 50 loggerhead shrikes in a 100 mile trip  north. Today there are only 3 areas in Ontario
that you can find these incredible song birds ( hunt like a hawk ) those areas are Carden Plain ,Napanee area ,and the Bruce Peninsula. In total there are maybe 20 to 30 nesting pairs left in Ontario. It is important that we support organizations like Wildlife Preservation Canada and the Mountsburg Raptor Centre in Halton Ontario.

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