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1999 Results: Houston, Texas

This town report includes all data submitted to the town and to all postal codes associated with the town.

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Greater White-fronted Goose 14       1      
Snow Goose 2       1      
Wood Duck 2       1      
Mallard 13       4      
Double-crested Cormorant 125       12      
Anhinga 2       1      
American White Pelican 18       2      
Great Blue Heron 14       13      
Great Egret 28       12      
Snowy Egret 17       10      
Little Blue Heron 5       4      
Tricolored Heron 1       1      
Cattle Egret 18       6      
White-faced Ibis 41       1      
Black Vulture 35       6      
Turkey Vulture 23       8      
Osprey 3       3      
Northern Harrier 7       2      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3       3      
Cooper's Hawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 4       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 31       8      
American Kestrel 18       8      
American Coot 49       2      
Killdeer 52       9      
Spotted Sandpiper 4       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 6       3      
Least Sandpiper 16       1      
Long-billed Dowitcher 6       1      
Common Snipe 4       1      
Laughing Gull 205       3      
Ring-billed Gull 9       5      
Rock Pigeon 635       31      
White-winged Dove 421       19      
Mourning Dove 856       122      
Inca Dove 98       41      
Common Ground-Dove 7       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 1       1      
Great Horned Owl 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 2       1      
Red-headed Woodpecker 3       3      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 69       53      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 10       9      
Downy Woodpecker 36       22      
Hairy Woodpecker 3       3      
Northern Flicker 3       2      
Pileated Woodpecker 5       5      
Eastern Phoebe 5       5      
Loggerhead Shrike 58       21      
Blue Jay 244       98      
American Crow 238       50      
Carolina Chickadee 64       31      
Tufted Titmouse 61       30      
Black-crested Titmouse 3       2      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4       2      
Carolina Wren 33       21      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1       1      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 20       17      
Eastern Bluebird 21       1      
Hermit Thrush 4       4      
American Robin 1,685       99      
Northern Mockingbird 214       87      
Brown Thrasher 5       5      
European Starling 899       47      
American Pipit 1       1      
Cedar Waxwing 548       19      
Orange-crowned Warbler 8       7      
Pine Warbler 3       3      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 157       56      
Eastern Towhee 1       1      
American Tree Sparrow 6       1      
Chipping Sparrow 19       3      
Field Sparrow 30       3      
Savannah Sparrow 21       2      
Fox Sparrow 6       3      
Song Sparrow 19       2      
Lincoln's Sparrow 3       2      
White-throated Sparrow 46       13      
Northern Cardinal 151       82      
Red-winged Blackbird 402       24      
Western Meadowlark 6       1      
Rusty Blackbird 5       2      
Brewer's Blackbird 48       4      
Common Grackle 1,127       69      
Boat-tailed Grackle 24       5      
Great-tailed Grackle 188       23      
Brown-headed Cowbird 387       32      
Purple Finch 4       2      
House Finch 95       23      
Pine Siskin 1       1      
American Goldfinch 132       33      
House Sparrow 819       91      
Total 10,743             

A total of 93 species were reported.

See a summary for Texas.

This report was updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET.