Survey of prairie-chicken habitat ongoing

Amarillo Globe-News - Texas Parks & Wildlife and Texas Tech University helicopters will conduct the surveys in the southwestern portion of the bird's habitat, flying about 50 feet above the ground.

State and federal agencies started earlier this month looking at lesser prairie-chicken population numbers and distribution from the air.

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TPWD and Texas Tech University helicopters will conduct the surveys in the southwestern portion of the bird's habitat, flying about 50 feet above the ground. They looked at the northeastern habitat last year.

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