The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing the Black-capped Vireo from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Travis Audubon has filed an official comment with the Fish and Wildlife Service strongly opposing this change.
We appreciate the good work of the Fish and Wildlife Service in conserving our native wildlife, and we trust that they are doing their utmost to recover endangered species. However, we are concerned that the data does not support delisting of the Black-capped Vireo at this time and we urge the Fish and Wildlife Service to further evaluate the information regarding the Vireo’s productivity, survival, and habitat loss.