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2008 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 25       1      
Ross's Goose 2       2      
Wood Duck 10       3      
Gadwall 3       2      
Mallard 6       2      
Mottled Duck 5       2      
Blue-winged Teal 80       4      
Cinnamon Teal 6       2      
Northern Shoveler 26       3      
Northern Pintail 8       2      
Green-winged Teal 17       4      
Ring-necked Duck 52       4      
Lesser Scaup 13       2      
Northern Bobwhite 1       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 29       6      
Neotropic Cormorant 11       5      
Double-crested Cormorant 17       7      
Anhinga 2       1      
Brown Pelican 3       1      
Great Blue Heron 12       9      
Great Egret 30       16      
Snowy Egret 30       13      
Little Blue Heron 7       3      
Tricolored Heron 2       1      
Cattle Egret 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1       1      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2       2      
White Ibis 63       7      
White-faced Ibis 1       1      
Roseate Spoonbill 10       5      
Black Vulture 170       13      
Turkey Vulture 43       22      
Osprey 13       5      
Bald Eagle 1       1      
Northern Harrier 6       4      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4       4      
Cooper's Hawk 19       18      
Red-shouldered Hawk 21       17      
White-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 26       19      
Crested Caracara 2       2      
American Kestrel 5       4      
Peregrine Falcon 2       1      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
American Coot 389       8      
Killdeer 17       6      
Spotted Sandpiper 3       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 5       1      
Willet 10       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 12       1      
Laughing Gull 145       10      
Ring-billed Gull 85       7      
Royal Tern 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 542       27      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 50       6      
White-winged Dove 761       61      
Mourning Dove 574       99      
Inca Dove 39       14      
Monk Parakeet 8       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 10       5      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7       7      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 5       5      
Rufous Hummingbird 4       4      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2       2      
Belted Kingfisher 5       4      
Red-headed Woodpecker 12       4      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 115       61      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 14       12      
Downy Woodpecker 64       42      
Hairy Woodpecker 1       1      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 4       1      
Northern Flicker 4       3      
Pileated Woodpecker 11       11      
Eastern Phoebe 8       6      
Vermilion Flycatcher 5       3      
Loggerhead Shrike 11       7      
Blue-headed Vireo 5       4      
Blue Jay 268       84      
American Crow 84       23      
Purple Martin 22       7      
Carolina Chickadee 107       43      
Tufted Titmouse 55       24      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6       6      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 2       1      
Brown Creeper 4       1      
Carolina Wren 60       39      
House Wren 16       4      
Winter Wren 4       1      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12       9      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 53       26      
Eastern Bluebird 9       4      
Hermit Thrush 1       1      
American Robin 125       23      
Gray Catbird 3       3      
Northern Mockingbird 135       70      
European Starling 435       46      
American Pipit 118       5      
Cedar Waxwing 563       23      
Orange-crowned Warbler 21       16      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Palm Warbler 4       1      
Pine Warbler 49       20      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 150       36      
Chipping Sparrow 43       11      
Field Sparrow 15       2      
Savannah Sparrow 25       5      
Swamp Sparrow 2       2      
White-throated Sparrow 2       1      
Northern Cardinal 237       87      
Red-winged Blackbird 328       25      
Brewer's Blackbird 38       3      
Common Grackle 528       38      
Great-tailed Grackle 488       23      
Bronzed Cowbird 98       2      
Brown-headed Cowbird 152       10      
House Finch 130       41      
American Goldfinch 558       59      
House Sparrow 1,060       93      
Total 9,730             

A total of 120 species were reported.

See a summary for Texas.

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