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2003 Results: Texas

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See list of localities in Texas with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 339       12      
Greater White-fronted Goose 564       5      
Snow Goose 26,805       19      
Ross's Goose 5       2      
Canada Goose 6,125       27      
Mute Swan 1       1      
Muscovy Duck 60       14      
Wood Duck 242       42      
Gadwall 461       38      
American Wigeon 645       34      
Mallard 1,304       135      
Mottled Duck 25       10      
Blue-winged Teal 314       12      
Cinnamon Teal 12       3      
Northern Shoveler 584       34      
Northern Pintail 773       20      
Green-winged Teal 193       22      
Canvasback 35       8      
Redhead 749       8      
Ring-necked Duck 298       25      
Lesser Scaup 1,330       48      
Bufflehead 183       26      
Common Goldeneye 94       12      
Hooded Merganser 17       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 40       10      
Ruddy Duck 185       11      
Plain Chachalaca 55       6      
Scaled Quail 142       5      
Northern Bobwhite 121       14      
Wild Turkey 521       30      
Common Loon 28       13      
Least Grebe 2       2      
Pied-billed Grebe 157       62      
Horned Grebe 2       2      
Eared Grebe 9       4      
Neotropic Cormorant 53       17      
Double-crested Cormorant 2,381       146      
Anhinga 4       4      
American White Pelican 1,147       46      
Brown Pelican 232       30      
American Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 435       190      
Great Egret 348       98      
Snowy Egret 130       31      
Little Blue Heron 96       17      
Tricolored Heron 57       11      
Reddish Egret 12       7      
Cattle Egret 165       28      
Green Heron 5       4      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 100       7      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 15       6      
White Ibis 369       19      
White-faced Ibis 115       4      
Roseate Spoonbill 117       17      
Black Vulture 1,450       287      
Turkey Vulture 2,586       413      
Osprey 37       24      
White-tailed Kite 9       6      
Bald Eagle 32       22      
Northern Harrier 91       53      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 74       70      
Cooper's Hawk 55       53      
Harris's Hawk 16       7      
Red-shouldered Hawk 171       107      
Gray Hawk 2       2      
White-tailed Hawk 8       8      
Zone-tailed Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 418       260      
Ferruginous Hawk 7       3      
Rough-legged Hawk 1       1      
Golden Eagle 4       4      
Crested Caracara 46       31      
American Kestrel 210       116      
Merlin 20       12      
Peregrine Falcon 3       3      
Prairie Falcon 2       2      
Sora 2       1      
American Coot 2,549       88      
Sandhill Crane 1,994       26      
Whooping Crane 4       2      
Black-bellied Plover 4       4      
Semipalmated Plover 5       1      
Killdeer 591       151      
American Oystercatcher 2       1      
Black-necked Stilt 61       7      
American Avocet 64       3      
Spotted Sandpiper 29       20      
Solitary Sandpiper 7       2      
Greater Yellowlegs 24       12      
Willet 26       10      
Lesser Yellowlegs 12       6      
Long-billed Curlew 79       10      
Marbled Godwit 32       2      
Ruddy Turnstone 36       4      
Sanderling 105       7      
Western Sandpiper 27       2      
Least Sandpiper 341       8      
Short-billed Dowitcher 206       2      
Long-billed Dowitcher 416       8      
Wilson's Snipe 12       5      
Bonaparte's Gull 13       5      
Laughing Gull 3,395       40      
Franklin's Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 1,960       79      
Herring Gull 245       24      
Caspian Tern 17       11      
Forster's Tern 127       15      
Royal Tern 14       5      
Sandwich Tern 1       1      
Black Skimmer 656       4      
Rock Pigeon 2,941       174      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 140       49      
White-winged Dove 5,512       583      
Mourning Dove 8,785       1,409      
Inca Dove 1,726       405      
Common Ground-Dove 121       30      
White-tipped Dove 29       6      
Budgerigar 1       1      
Monk Parakeet 77       17      
Green Parakeet 12       1      
Red-crowned Parrot 24       2      
Greater Roadrunner 90       63      
Barn Owl 16       10      
Eastern Screech-Owl 21       17      
Great Horned Owl 28       22      
Barred Owl 16       11      
Common Pauraque 6       3      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 11       10      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 30       16      
Anna's Hummingbird 1       1      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 8       8      
Rufous Hummingbird 103       65      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 19       9      
Ringed Kingfisher 3       3      
Belted Kingfisher 88       68      
Green Kingfisher 7       5      
Red-headed Woodpecker 63       40      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 294       157      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 896       614      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 123       94      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 126       90      
Downy Woodpecker 643       419      
Hairy Woodpecker 42       32      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 159       112      
Pileated Woodpecker 50       38      
Black Phoebe 12       3      
Eastern Phoebe 271       160      
Say's Phoebe 1       1      
Vermilion Flycatcher 16       9      
Great Kiskadee 68       21      
Tropical Kingbird 1       1      
Couch's Kingbird 20       8      
Loggerhead Shrike 149       100      
White-eyed Vireo 12       8      
Blue-headed Vireo 10       7      
Brown Jay 3       1      
Green Jay 78       16      
Steller's Jay 9       2      
Blue Jay 2,994       1,218      
Western Scrub-Jay 244       108      
American Crow 3,265       738      
Chihuahuan Raven 21       6      
Common Raven 2       1      
Horned Lark 14       3      
Purple Martin 278       67      
Tree Swallow 124       6      
Carolina Chickadee 2,839       1,021      
Tufted Titmouse 1,856       718      
Black-crested Titmouse 743       282      
Verdin 11       8      
Bushtit 1       1      
White-breasted Nuthatch 137       74      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 29       19      
Brown Creeper 57       48      
Cactus Wren 25       11      
Rock Wren 4       2      
Canyon Wren 20       12      
Carolina Wren 1,317       686      
Bewick's Wren 298       192      
House Wren 132       70      
Winter Wren 32       13      
Sedge Wren 1       1      
Marsh Wren 3       2      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25       19      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 1       1      
Red-vented Bulbul 1       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 90       38      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 427       241      
Eastern Bluebird 1,034       242      
Western Bluebird 1       1      
Mountain Bluebird 40       9      
Hermit Thrush 67       55      
American Robin 11,989       1,430      
Gray Catbird 2       2      
Northern Mockingbird 2,026       1,086      
Brown Thrasher 104       91      
Long-billed Thrasher 12       8      
Curve-billed Thrasher 45       21      
European Starling 7,052       623      
American Pipit 164       15      
Cedar Waxwing 9,243       238      
Black-and-white Warbler 8       5      
Orange-crowned Warbler 184       139      
Nashville Warbler 3       3      
Common Yellowthroat 26       14      
Palm Warbler 23       4      
Pine Warbler 621       227      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,089       431      
Yellow-throated Warbler 3       3      
Wilson's Warbler 3       3      
Olive Sparrow 5       4      
Spotted Towhee 78       49      
Eastern Towhee 9       9      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 42       17      
Canyon Towhee 14       7      
American Tree Sparrow 12       6      
Chipping Sparrow 4,494       442      
Clay-colored Sparrow 14       6      
Field Sparrow 526       105      
Vesper Sparrow 69       17      
Lark Sparrow 27       14      
Black-throated Sparrow 41       7      
Lark Bunting 1       1      
Savannah Sparrow 289       41      
Le Conte's Sparrow 11       2      
Nelson's Sparrow 1       1      
Fox Sparrow 77       37      
Song Sparrow 324       90      
Lincoln's Sparrow 83       30      
Swamp Sparrow 12       4      
White-throated Sparrow 2,615       351      
Harris's Sparrow 296       74      
White-crowned Sparrow 837       146      
Dark-eyed Junco 3,884       631      
Western Tanager 2       2      
Northern Cardinal 10,310       1,746      
Pyrrhuloxia 20       11      
Black-headed Grosbeak 1       1      
Lazuli Bunting 2       1      
Indigo Bunting 6       2      
Painted Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 12,952       513      
Eastern Meadowlark 919       110      
Western Meadowlark 328       40      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1       1      
Rusty Blackbird 19       3      
Brewer's Blackbird 1,284       63      
Common Grackle 17,507       634      
Boat-tailed Grackle 23       6      
Great-tailed Grackle 7,792       345      
Bronzed Cowbird 15       4      
Brown-headed Cowbird 6,595       359      
Hooded Oriole 4       3      
Altamira Oriole 19       7      
Audubon's Oriole 4       2      
Baltimore Oriole 2       2      
Purple Finch 3       3      
House Finch 5,735       895      
Pine Siskin 894       88      
Lesser Goldfinch 929       120      
American Goldfinch 23,522       1,297      
European Goldfinch 3       3      
Evening Grosbeak 8       1      
House Sparrow 16,255       1,270      
Total 258,011             

A total of 266 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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