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2012 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 1,137       24      
Greater White-fronted Goose 18       3      
Snow Goose 2       1      
Ross's Goose 4       1      
Cackling Goose 6       2      
Canada Goose 27       3      
Wood Duck 17       9      
Gadwall 451       7      
American Wigeon 8       1      
Mallard 57       9      
Mottled Duck 7       2      
Blue-winged Teal 104       6      
Green-winged Teal 2       2      
Ring-necked Duck 146       5      
Lesser Scaup 43       1      
Northern Bobwhite 1       1      
Pied-billed Grebe 35       8      
Eared Grebe 1       1      
Neotropic Cormorant 32       11      
Double-crested Cormorant 25       6      
Anhinga 5       3      
American White Pelican 37       1      
Brown Pelican 9       3      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 29       18      
Great Egret 78       32      
Snowy Egret 48       17      
Little Blue Heron 3       3      
Cattle Egret 23       4      
Green Heron 3       3      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2       1      
White Ibis 24       5      
Roseate Spoonbill 6       2      
Black Vulture 297       24      
Turkey Vulture 52       30      
Osprey 10       7      
Northern Harrier 10       8      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4       4      
Cooper's Hawk 36       29      
Bald Eagle 4       3      
White-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 29       23      
Red-tailed Hawk 47       32      
American Coot 911       8      
Killdeer 10       4      
American Woodcock 2       1      
Laughing Gull 290       14      
Ring-billed Gull 191       6      
Rock Pigeon 961       44      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 41       16      
White-winged Dove 1,744       153      
Mourning Dove 769       146      
Inca Dove 37       11      
Great Horned Owl 11       6      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5       5      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 4       3      
Rufous Hummingbird 14       10      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 9       9      
Red-headed Woodpecker 7       6      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 118       83      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 11       10      
Downy Woodpecker 68       51      
Hairy Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 13       6      
Pileated Woodpecker 7       5      
American Kestrel 9       6      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
Monk Parakeet 69       6      
Eastern Phoebe 15       10      
Say's Phoebe 1       1      
Vermilion Flycatcher 7       6      
Loggerhead Shrike 26       12      
Blue-headed Vireo 1       1      
Blue Jay 359       142      
American Crow 78       42      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5       1      
Purple Martin 18       4      
Tree Swallow 7       2      
Carolina Chickadee 182       87      
Tufted Titmouse 72       33      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 1       1      
Brown Creeper 7       6      
House Wren 23       6      
Winter Wren 1       1      
Carolina Wren 102       61      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4       3      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35       28      
Eastern Bluebird 12       6      
Hermit Thrush 3       3      
American Robin 318       60      
Gray Catbird 6       2      
Northern Mockingbird 243       122      
Brown Thrasher 4       4      
European Starling 595       46      
Cedar Waxwing 552       23      
Tennessee Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 81       33      
Common Yellowthroat 4       3      
Pine Warbler 66       39      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 179       42      
Yellow-throated Warbler 1       1      
Wilson's Warbler 4       4      
Chipping Sparrow 146       27      
Field Sparrow 32       6      
Vesper Sparrow 11       4      
Lark Sparrow 5       3      
Savannah Sparrow 49       5      
Song Sparrow 17       4      
Lincoln's Sparrow 2       2      
Swamp Sparrow 10       3      
White-throated Sparrow 43       16      
Harris's Sparrow 19       2      
White-crowned Sparrow 4       2      
Dark-eyed Junco 7       5      
Northern Cardinal 367       152      
Red-winged Blackbird 804       48      
Rusty Blackbird 10       3      
Brewer's Blackbird 55       4      
Common Grackle 340       44      
Great-tailed Grackle 1,091       36      
Brown-headed Cowbird 352       25      
Baltimore Oriole 1       1      
House Finch 272       70      
American Goldfinch 351       36      
House Sparrow 1,827       140      
Nutmeg Mannikin 97       4      
Total 17,112             

A total of 128 species were reported.

See a summary for Texas.

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