How a Texas songbird and its endangered status became the center of a fight over the Hill Country

Scientists say a study that estimated far more golden-cheeked warblers in Texas than previously thought has been attacked and taken out of context as the state and federal government battle over the bird’s endangered status.

The golden-cheeked warbler's habitat in Central Texas has shrunk due to expanding suburban development.

Human habitat encroaching on warbler country

Science caught in the middle