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2002 Results: Texas

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

See list of localities in Texas with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1,530       21      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 56       6      
Greater White-fronted Goose 184       8      
Snow Goose 26,999       16      
Canada Goose 528       16      
Mute Swan 14       5      
Muscovy Duck 33       10      
Wood Duck 191       40      
Gadwall 733       55      
American Wigeon 779       41      
Mallard 1,310       157      
Mottled Duck 181       23      
Blue-winged Teal 443       25      
Cinnamon Teal 33       8      
Northern Shoveler 2,700       57      
Northern Pintail 438       23      
Green-winged Teal 952       33      
Canvasback 65       9      
Redhead 330       15      
Ring-necked Duck 252       33      
Greater Scaup 12       2      
Lesser Scaup 1,246       65      
Bufflehead 276       20      
Common Goldeneye 8       3      
Hooded Merganser 13       5      
Red-breasted Merganser 3       2      
Ruddy Duck 872       23      
Plain Chachalaca 62       6      
Scaled Quail 197       5      
Northern Bobwhite 77       7      
Wild Turkey 311       17      
Common Loon 62       7      
Least Grebe 15       6      
Pied-billed Grebe 158       63      
Horned Grebe 2       2      
Eared Grebe 24       8      
Neotropic Cormorant 570       21      
Double-crested Cormorant 12,672       153      
Anhinga 33       10      
American White Pelican 1,088       66      
Brown Pelican 155       32      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 463       192      
Great Egret 545       112      
Snowy Egret 196       53      
Little Blue Heron 109       23      
Tricolored Heron 15       7      
Reddish Egret 9       7      
Cattle Egret 587       41      
Green Heron 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 84       10      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 17       8      
White Ibis 1,123       19      
Glossy Ibis 1       1      
White-faced Ibis 480       9      
Roseate Spoonbill 89       14      
Black Vulture 1,121       214      
Turkey Vulture 1,865       349      
Osprey 47       26      
Hook-billed Kite 1       1      
White-tailed Kite 15       12      
Bald Eagle 11       10      
Northern Harrier 90       52      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 63       59      
Cooper's Hawk 64       58      
Harris's Hawk 25       13      
Red-shouldered Hawk 154       102      
White-tailed Hawk 15       12      
Red-tailed Hawk 554       261      
Ferruginous Hawk 5       3      
Rough-legged Hawk 3       2      
Golden Eagle 2       1      
Crested Caracara 49       26      
American Kestrel 241       139      
Merlin 19       15      
Peregrine Falcon 4       3      
Prairie Falcon 2       2      
Sora 2       2      
Purple Gallinule 1       1      
American Coot 4,849       125      
Sandhill Crane 858       29      
Whooping Crane 21       7      
Black-bellied Plover 16       4      
Semipalmated Plover 5       1      
Killdeer 789       149      
American Oystercatcher 3       2      
Black-necked Stilt 112       6      
American Avocet 321       11      
Spotted Sandpiper 23       11      
Solitary Sandpiper 7       2      
Greater Yellowlegs 141       13      
Willet 37       7      
Lesser Yellowlegs 56       3      
Upland Sandpiper 2       1      
Long-billed Curlew 169       19      
Ruddy Turnstone 25       4      
Sanderling 23       3      
Western Sandpiper 30       1      
Least Sandpiper 139       7      
White-rumped Sandpiper 1       1      
Pectoral Sandpiper 5       1      
Dunlin 23       2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 162       4      
Long-billed Dowitcher 399       6      
Common Snipe 68       12      
Bonaparte's Gull 23       6      
Laughing Gull 4,233       50      
Franklin's Gull 101       2      
Ring-billed Gull 1,812       71      
Herring Gull 584       34      
Least Tern 6       2      
Caspian Tern 87       8      
Forster's Tern 281       32      
Royal Tern 16       5      
Sandwich Tern 5       3      
Black Skimmer 37       5      
Rock Pigeon 3,811       174      
Red-billed Pigeon 3       1      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 40       14      
White-winged Dove 3,912       351      
Mourning Dove 5,653       968      
Inca Dove 1,129       283      
Common Ground-Dove 138       37      
White-tipped Dove 66       8      
Monk Parakeet 42       7      
Green Parakeet 12       2      
Red-crowned Parrot 205       6      
Greater Roadrunner 50       39      
Barn Owl 10       7      
Eastern Screech-Owl 37       31      
Great Horned Owl 43       34      
Barred Owl 26       19      
Long-eared Owl 2       2      
Common Pauraque 38       9      
Chimney Swift 2       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 18       13      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 9       8      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 56       43      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Broad-billed Hummingbird 2       2      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 39       18      
Ringed Kingfisher 15       13      
Belted Kingfisher 88       75      
Green Kingfisher 9       7      
Red-headed Woodpecker 40       28      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 221       114      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 722       452      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 74       56      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 124       77      
Downy Woodpecker 365       247      
Hairy Woodpecker 34       19      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 6       2      
Northern Flicker 90       57      
Pileated Woodpecker 107       52      
Acadian Flycatcher 1       1      
Black Phoebe 12       9      
Eastern Phoebe 352       152      
Say's Phoebe 9       4      
Vermilion Flycatcher 25       15      
Great Kiskadee 84       32      
Tropical Kingbird 1       1      
Couch's Kingbird 10       8      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 210       117      
White-eyed Vireo 42       25      
Bell's Vireo 9       8      
Blue-headed Vireo 28       21      
Brown Jay 9       1      
Green Jay 87       18      
Blue Jay 2,402       822      
Western Scrub-Jay 208       76      
American Crow 4,086       597      
Fish Crow 113       9      
Chihuahuan Raven 20       5      
Common Raven 46       14      
Horned Lark 67       6      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 18       2      
Purple Martin 137       42      
Tree Swallow 122       8      
Carolina Chickadee 1,904       710      
Juniper Titmouse 3       2      
Tufted Titmouse 1,701       656      
Black-crested Titmouse 14       6      
Verdin 8       7      
Bushtit 26       3      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 38       20      
White-breasted Nuthatch 48       31      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 26       17      
Brown Creeper 30       24      
Cactus Wren 36       15      
Rock Wren 1       1      
Canyon Wren 8       5      
Carolina Wren 761       391      
Bewick's Wren 270       158      
House Wren 195       65      
Winter Wren 42       18      
Sedge Wren 2       2      
Marsh Wren 6       3      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 159       44      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 29       17      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 374       195      
Eastern Bluebird 994       184      
Western Bluebird 25       9      
Mountain Bluebird 5       2      
Hermit Thrush 10       8      
Wood Thrush 1       1      
Clay-colored Thrush 4       1      
American Robin 1,807       232      
Gray Catbird 14       11      
Northern Mockingbird 1,754       810      
Brown Thrasher 100       71      
Long-billed Thrasher 16       10      
Curve-billed Thrasher 50       27      
European Starling 4,610       432      
American Pipit 737       16      
Sprague's Pipit 1       1      
Cedar Waxwing 4,949       189      
Black-and-white Warbler 5       5      
Orange-crowned Warbler 203       101      
Nashville Warbler 3       3      
Common Yellowthroat 28       15      
Palm Warbler 2       1      
Pine Warbler 129       47      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 728       186      
Yellow-throated Warbler 7       3      
Wilson's Warbler 2       2      
Olive Sparrow 10       8      
Spotted Towhee 46       20      
Eastern Towhee 16       8      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 42       11      
Canyon Towhee 31       12      
Bachman's Sparrow 10       2      
American Tree Sparrow 238       18      
Chipping Sparrow 4,322       271      
Clay-colored Sparrow 58       8      
Field Sparrow 482       70      
Vesper Sparrow 110       25      
Lark Sparrow 144       18      
Black-throated Sparrow 202       18      
Lark Bunting 57       5      
Savannah Sparrow 522       37      
Grasshopper Sparrow 20       9      
Le Conte's Sparrow 8       4      
Seaside Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 23       11      
Song Sparrow 194       50      
Lincoln's Sparrow 132       51      
Swamp Sparrow 34       12      
White-throated Sparrow 599       153      
Harris's Sparrow 196       41      
White-crowned Sparrow 401       67      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,210       258      
Northern Cardinal 4,638       1,092      
Pyrrhuloxia 52       23      
Blue Bunting 1       1      
Blue Grosbeak 1       1      
Lazuli Bunting 1       1      
Indigo Bunting 9       4      
Dickcissel 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 19,822       315      
Eastern Meadowlark 635       66      
Western Meadowlark 173       20      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 8       3      
Rusty Blackbird 63       7      
Brewer's Blackbird 2,267       25      
Common Grackle 6,313       276      
Boat-tailed Grackle 277       22      
Great-tailed Grackle 4,512       234      
Bronzed Cowbird 47       12      
Brown-headed Cowbird 3,826       171      
Hooded Oriole 2       2      
Bullock's Oriole 1       1      
Altamira Oriole 37       11      
Audubon's Oriole 5       1      
Purple Finch 262       54      
Cassin's Finch 57       9      
House Finch 2,775       454      
Pine Siskin 1,003       79      
Lesser Goldfinch 359       84      
American Goldfinch 12,454       768      
House Sparrow 10,100       767      
Total 205,162             

A total of 282 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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