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2009 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
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 48       3      
Greater White-fronted Goose 126       2      
Snow Goose 28       4      
Ross's Goose 1       1      
Canada Goose 3       1      
Wood Duck 8       3      
Gadwall 35       3      
American Wigeon 14       2      
Mallard 8       1      
Mottled Duck 7       2      
Blue-winged Teal 39       4      
Cinnamon Teal 2       1      
Northern Shoveler 130       5      
Northern Pintail 100       1      
Green-winged Teal 78       3      
Canvasback 2       1      
Ring-necked Duck 6       1      
Lesser Scaup 11       1      
Northern Bobwhite 2       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 29       6      
Neotropic Cormorant 3       1      
Double-crested Cormorant 69       8      
Anhinga 7       1      
American White Pelican 8       2      
Brown Pelican 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 15       7      
Great Egret 59       14      
Snowy Egret 13       6      
Little Blue Heron 1       1      
Tricolored Heron 2       1      
Cattle Egret 167       5      
Green Heron 2       2      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7       1      
White Ibis 128       6      
White-faced Ibis 3       2      
Roseate Spoonbill 11       2      
Black Vulture 112       17      
Turkey Vulture 50       21      
Osprey 10       3      
Northern Harrier 3       2      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4       4      
Cooper's Hawk 19       14      
Red-shouldered Hawk 31       21      
White-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 24       15      
Crested Caracara 1       1      
American Kestrel 5       4      
Merlin 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
American Coot 1,171       6      
Killdeer 111       6      
Greater Yellowlegs 5       2      
Marbled Godwit 10       2      
Least Sandpiper 21       4      
Long-billed Dowitcher 60       1      
Wilson's Snipe 2       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 23       3      
Laughing Gull 186       6      
Ring-billed Gull 38       7      
Herring Gull 2       1      
Forster's Tern 5       1      
Rock Pigeon 1,010       40      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 14       8      
White-winged Dove 648       71      
Mourning Dove 789       143      
Inca Dove 55       17      
Monk Parakeet 19       3      
Black-billed Cuckoo 2       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 9       8      
Great Horned Owl 6       4      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3       2      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 4       4      
Rufous Hummingbird 12       6      
Belted Kingfisher 4       4      
Red-headed Woodpecker 8       6      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 142       81      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 17       14      
Downy Woodpecker 78       43      
Northern Flicker 1       1      
Pileated Woodpecker 25       20      
Eastern Phoebe 18       7      
Vermilion Flycatcher 2       2      
Loggerhead Shrike 10       6      
White-eyed Vireo 1       1      
Blue-headed Vireo 4       4      
Blue Jay 283       114      
American Crow 97       28      
Horned Lark 4       1      
Purple Martin 17       5      
Tree Swallow 10       1      
Carolina Chickadee 160       60      
Tufted Titmouse 78       29      
Brown Creeper 2       2      
Carolina Wren 103       55      
House Wren 15       5      
Winter Wren 1       1      
Sedge Wren 10       2      
Marsh Wren 2       1      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25       10      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 77       37      
Eastern Bluebird 36       8      
Hermit Thrush 3       2      
American Robin 1,404       48      
Northern Mockingbird 190       105      
Brown Thrasher 2       2      
European Starling 3,296       57      
American Pipit 174       4      
Cedar Waxwing 89       6      
Black-and-white Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 55       37      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Yellow Warbler 2       1      
Palm Warbler 2       2      
Pine Warbler 161       46      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 300       57      
Wilson's Warbler 2       2      
Chipping Sparrow 109       12      
Field Sparrow 2       1      
Vesper Sparrow 3       2      
Savannah Sparrow 64       4      
Fox Sparrow 2       1      
Song Sparrow 2       1      
Lincoln's Sparrow 5       4      
Swamp Sparrow 2       1      
White-throated Sparrow 17       3      
Harris's Sparrow 4       2      
White-crowned Sparrow 3       2      
Northern Cardinal 288       118      
Indigo Bunting 2       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 2,221       41      
Eastern Meadowlark 39       3      
Rusty Blackbird 141       4      
Brewer's Blackbird 200       1      
Common Grackle 565       46      
Great-tailed Grackle 3,637       30      
Brown-headed Cowbird 310       15      
House Finch 161       53      
Pine Siskin 11       5      
American Goldfinch 715       78      
House Sparrow 1,143       113      
Total 22,201             

A total of 140 species were reported.

See a summary for Texas.

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