Biodiversity catalog

Golden-Cheeked Warbler
Dendroica chrysoparia
chipe de mejillas amarillas
Golden-cheeked Warbler

Species IUCN Status

Endangered

Projects (Locations)

forest, gulf, towns, sarstun

The golden-cheeked warbler spends its summers in Texas in the United States and winters in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. Known by its dark black coloring, white markings and underbelly, and yellow head, the golden-cheeked warbler only builds its nest from the bark of the Ashe juniper tree (Juniperus ashei). The  golden-cheeked warbler is endangered due to the continuing decline and fragmentation of its summer and wintering habitats.