"Attwater's" Prairie Chicken

Greater Prairie Chicken Range MapAttwater's Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) is a smaller and darker coastal sub-species of the Greater Prairie Chicken, now found only in extremely small numbers in coastal Texas. In the early 20th century it was extirpated from Louisiana and development pressures along the upper Texas coast have continued to threaten this unique sub-species.

Most individuals of this endangered bird survive in Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.

Last Wild Male Attwater's Prairie Chicken

Heath Hen

After being a bountiful food source for a growing population for many years, the Heath Hen of the Northeast was the first to become extinct.

Attwater's Prairie Chicken

Attwater's subspecies of the Greater Prairie Chicken has specific coastal habitat requirements that have rapidly disappeared.

Greater Prairie Chicken

Today landscape level remnants of Tallgrass Prairie are shrinking rapidly and threatening our Greater Prairie Chicken.