Bringing Birds Back is Prickly Business

Moving and planting cactus can be a prickly business, but it was all part of a plan developed by the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) and its partners to help the small brown-and-white cactus wren bird thrive in Orange County. The cactus wren, as you might deduce from its name, makes its home in cacti like prickly pear and cholla – the spinier, the better. Nests built within dense bristles and thorns protect its young from predators.