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Bird List

Texas, a region on the bucket list of most birders. You have to come our way to find many South Texas species that are found nowhere else in North America. Think Couch's Kingbird, Whooping Crane, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, White tipped Dove, Groove-billed Ani, Green Jay... but the jaw-dropping abundance and variety of birds found here is best demonstrated in spring migration. 

The list below includes species which have been seen in our region at this time of year.

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Ducks & Geese

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Wood Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon

Mallard

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Redhead

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Bufflehead

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

 

Turkeys & Quail

Northern Bobwhite

Wild Turkey

 

Loons & Grebes 

Common Loon

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Frigatebirds & Gannet

Magnificent Frigatebird

Northern Gannet

 

Pelicans & Cormorants

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Anhinga

Bitterns, Herons, & Allies

American Bittern

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

 

Ibises & Spoonbills

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Storks

Wood Stork

New World Vultures

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

 

Hawks

Osprey

Swallow-tailed Kite

White-tailed Kite

Mississippi Kite

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Harris's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Caracaras & Falcons

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel

Merlin

Aplomado Falcon

Peregrine 

Rails, Gallinules, & Coots

Black Rail

Clapper Rail

King Rail

Virginia Rail

Sora

Purple Gallinule

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Oystercatcher & Plovers

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Snowy Plover

Wilson's Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Piping Plover

Killdeer

Stilts & Avocets

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

 

Sandpipers & Phalaropes

Upland Sandpiper

Whimbrel

Long-billed Curlew

Hudsonian Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Red Knot

Stilt Sandpiper

Sanderling

Dunlin

Baird's Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe

Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Lesser Yellowlegs

Wilson's Phalarope

Gulls, Terns, & Skimmers

Laughing Gull

Franklin's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Least Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Caspian Tern

Black Tern

Common Tern

Forster's Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Sooty Tern

Black Skimmer

Pigeons & Doves

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Parakeets & Parrots

Monk Parakeet

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo

Greater Roadrunner

Groove-billed Ani

Owls

Barn Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Barred Owl

Goatsuckers

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Common Pauraque

Chuck-will's-widow

Eastern Whip-poor-will

 

Swifts

Chimney Swift

 

Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Woodpeckers

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Tyrant Flycatchers

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Say's Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike

Vireos

White-eyed Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

 

Jays & Crows

Green Jay

American Crow

Larks

Horned Lark

Swallows

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Barn Swallow

 

Chickadees & Titmice

Carolina Chickadee

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

Verdin

 

Wrens

House Wren

Sedge Wren

Marsh Wren

Carolina Wren

Bewick's Wren

Cactus Wren

 

Kinglets

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

Thrushes

Eastern Bluebird

Veery

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

American Robin

 

Mockingbirds & Thrashers

Gray Catbird

Curve-billed Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

 

Starlings

European Starling

Pipits

American Pipit

Sprague's Pipit

 

Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing

Wood-Warblers

Ovenbird

Worm-eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush

Golden-winged Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Swainson's Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Mourning Warbler

Kentucky Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

American Redstart

Cape May Warbler

Cerulean Warbler

Northern Parula

Tropical Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Grosbeaks, Tanagers & Allies

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Western Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Pyrrhuloxia

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting

Dickcissel

 

Icterids

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Audubon's Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow

 

Finches & Allies

House Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

 

Gnatcatchers

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Sparrows & Allies

Olive Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Botteri's Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Le Conte's Sparrow

Nelson's  Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow