Watch: Biologists work to sustain disappearing Texas bird

About 1 million Attwater’s prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) once occupied the coastal prairies of Texas and Lousiana. Now, less than 1 percent remain. Biologists are working to protect the remaining population and allow it to expand in the face of one of the toughest breeding seasons on record.

For more, watch the video from Texas Parks and Wildlife below.

Header Image: The Attwater’s prairie-chicken is one of the most endangered birds in North America. ©George Lavendowski