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No. 2 Caroline Spring

By Dan Oko
texasmonthly.com — A bearded man was busy trapping small birds in a cage. They were brown-headed cowbirds, brood parasites that leave their chicks to be raised in others' nests. The man was Corbin Neill, the manager of Independence Creek Preserve, a 20,000-acre area about halfway between San Antonio and El Paso that's owned by the Nature Conservancy.