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2004 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 1,012       23      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 52       2      
Greater White-fronted Goose 158       10      
Snow Goose 34,345       20      
Ross's Goose 64       4      
Canada Goose 11,128       18      
Muscovy Duck 38       16      
Wood Duck 281       44      
Gadwall 1,432       41      
American Wigeon 508       24      
Mallard 924       83      
Mottled Duck 65       15      
Blue-winged Teal 363       19      
Cinnamon Teal 33       4      
Northern Shoveler 4,302       50      
Northern Pintail 1,041       19      
Green-winged Teal 1,240       23      
Canvasback 153       9      
Redhead 805       12      
Ring-necked Duck 245       28      
Greater Scaup 31       6      
Lesser Scaup 949       46      
Bufflehead 100       20      
Common Goldeneye 39       5      
Hooded Merganser 9       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 81       8      
Ruddy Duck 907       22      
Plain Chachalaca 199       8      
Scaled Quail 66       3      
Gambel's Quail 67       3      
Northern Bobwhite 232       19      
Ring-necked Pheasant 5       4      
Wild Turkey 283       17      
Common Loon 7       7      
Least Grebe 12       3      
Pied-billed Grebe 213       62      
Horned Grebe 23       6      
Eared Grebe 16       7      
Neotropic Cormorant 159       31      
Double-crested Cormorant 3,959       107      
Anhinga 25       13      
American White Pelican 832       42      
Brown Pelican 155       18      
American Bittern 3       2      
Least Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 305       146      
Great Egret 447       100      
Snowy Egret 258       47      
Little Blue Heron 76       21      
Tricolored Heron 36       10      
Reddish Egret 10       7      
Cattle Egret 149       23      
Green Heron 6       6      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 158       13      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 18       5      
White Ibis 552       18      
Glossy Ibis 3       1      
White-faced Ibis 285       8      
Roseate Spoonbill 147       14      
Black Vulture 1,286       184      
Turkey Vulture 1,621       298      
Osprey 40       27      
Hook-billed Kite 4       3      
White-tailed Kite 10       7      
Bald Eagle 21       12      
Northern Harrier 71       39      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 44       41      
Cooper's Hawk 66       56      
Common Black-Hawk 5       1      
Harris's Hawk 17       8      
Red-shouldered Hawk 180       117      
Broad-winged Hawk 1       1      
Gray Hawk 6       1      
Swainson's Hawk 1       1      
White-tailed Hawk 3       2      
Zone-tailed Hawk 3       2      
Red-tailed Hawk 369       198      
Ferruginous Hawk 9       5      
Crested Caracara 43       24      
American Kestrel 217       121      
Merlin 9       9      
Peregrine Falcon 2       2      
Prairie Falcon 8       8      
Yellow Rail 2       1      
Clapper Rail 10       7      
Virginia Rail 3       2      
Sora 15       10      
American Coot 2,506       73      
Sandhill Crane 3,244       28      
Whooping Crane 15       4      
Black-bellied Plover 27       7      
Semipalmated Plover 6       1      
Piping Plover 13       2      
Killdeer 397       100      
Mountain Plover 20       1      
American Oystercatcher 4       1      
Black-necked Stilt 37       7      
American Avocet 64       2      
Spotted Sandpiper 24       15      
Solitary Sandpiper 1       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 89       14      
Willet 69       11      
Lesser Yellowlegs 13       7      
Whimbrel 1       1      
Long-billed Curlew 56       12      
Marbled Godwit 32       3      
Ruddy Turnstone 17       5      
Red Knot 7       1      
Sanderling 68       5      
Western Sandpiper 248       3      
Least Sandpiper 795       9      
Dunlin 1       1      
Short-billed Dowitcher 312       1      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,241       7      
Wilson's Snipe 16       5      
Bonaparte's Gull 159       7      
Laughing Gull 2,426       57      
Franklin's Gull 10       2      
Ring-billed Gull 3,423       64      
Herring Gull 512       18      
Least Tern 5       3      
Gull-billed Tern 2       2      
Caspian Tern 60       9      
Forster's Tern 274       26      
Royal Tern 26       8      
Sandwich Tern 3       1      
Black Skimmer 199       5      
Rock Pigeon 2,208       125      
Red-billed Pigeon 1       1      
Band-tailed Pigeon 1       1      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 270       33      
White-winged Dove 4,365       370      
Mourning Dove 6,059       721      
Inca Dove 1,320       215      
Common Ground-Dove 104       22      
White-tipped Dove 129       12      
Monk Parakeet 48       8      
Green Parakeet 1       1      
Red-crowned Parrot 90       3      
Greater Roadrunner 55       44      
Groove-billed Ani 13       2      
Barn Owl 4       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 25       14      
Great Horned Owl 36       29      
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 4       2      
Burrowing Owl 1       1      
Barred Owl 25       16      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Common Pauraque 19       2      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 10       10      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 29       15      
Anna's Hummingbird 3       3      
Rufous Hummingbird 123       74      
Allen's Hummingbird 2       2      
Calliope Hummingbird 3       1      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 57       13      
Ringed Kingfisher 11       7      
Belted Kingfisher 92       79      
Green Kingfisher 13       10      
Red-headed Woodpecker 17       9      
Acorn Woodpecker 4       1      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 280       110      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 616       388      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 75       65      
Red-naped Sapsucker 2       2      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 132       74      
Downy Woodpecker 434       292      
Hairy Woodpecker 24       20      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3       1      
Northern Flicker 100       69      
Pileated Woodpecker 45       36      
Eastern Phoebe 231       106      
Say's Phoebe 4       4      
Vermilion Flycatcher 25       11      
Great Kiskadee 117       26      
Couch's Kingbird 29       9      
Western Kingbird 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 234       100      
Northern Shrike 5       3      
White-eyed Vireo 42       12      
Blue-headed Vireo 14       13      
Brown Jay 6       1      
Green Jay 196       23      
Steller's Jay 1       1      
Blue Jay 1,523       591      
Western Scrub-Jay 142       40      
American Crow 1,917       379      
Fish Crow 20       6      
Chihuahuan Raven 14       3      
Common Raven 23       14      
Horned Lark 2       1      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20       2      
Purple Martin 215       34      
Tree Swallow 140       6      
Barn Swallow 4       2      
Cave Swallow 67       5      
Carolina Chickadee 1,870       617      
Juniper Titmouse 6       3      
Tufted Titmouse 929       366      
Black-crested Titmouse 514       206      
Verdin 22       10      
Bushtit 1       1      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 8       5      
White-breasted Nuthatch 65       42      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 27       9      
Brown Creeper 9       8      
Cactus Wren 20       10      
Rock Wren 2       2      
Canyon Wren 16       12      
Carolina Wren 765       401      
Bewick's Wren 174       127      
House Wren 94       41      
Winter Wren 5       5      
Sedge Wren 30       9      
Marsh Wren 23       11      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 161       42      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7       5      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 500       224      
Eastern Bluebird 385       118      
Western Bluebird 3       2      
Hermit Thrush 33       14      
American Robin 2,321       141      
Gray Catbird 35       13      
Northern Mockingbird 1,141       556      
Sage Thrasher 1       1      
Brown Thrasher 68       51      
Long-billed Thrasher 49       9      
Curve-billed Thrasher 73       21      
Crissal Thrasher 6       3      
European Starling 5,582       300      
American Pipit 161       16      
Sprague's Pipit 1       1      
Cedar Waxwing 1,972       97      
Phainopepla 3       1      
Lapland Longspur 10       1      
McCown's Longspur 147       1      
Louisiana Waterthrush 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 12       7      
Orange-crowned Warbler 335       168      
Nashville Warbler 8       5      
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 49       19      
Tropical Parula 1       1      
Yellow Warbler 15       7      
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1       1      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Pine Warbler 123       57      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 614       160      
Yellow-throated Warbler 3       3      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 5       5      
Black-throated Green Warbler 8       3      
Wilson's Warbler 18       17      
Olive Sparrow 7       5      
Green-tailed Towhee 3       1      
Spotted Towhee 67       35      
Eastern Towhee 11       9      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 16       14      
Canyon Towhee 20       14      
American Tree Sparrow 229       20      
Chipping Sparrow 3,761       240      
Clay-colored Sparrow 10       3      
Brewer's Sparrow 1       1      
Field Sparrow 183       56      
Vesper Sparrow 154       28      
Lark Sparrow 149       12      
Black-throated Sparrow 34       5      
Lark Bunting 52       3      
Savannah Sparrow 583       64      
Grasshopper Sparrow 6       4      
Le Conte's Sparrow 30       4      
Nelson's Sparrow 20       2      
Seaside Sparrow 18       4      
Fox Sparrow 50       25      
Song Sparrow 166       65      
Lincoln's Sparrow 148       53      
Swamp Sparrow 62       20      
White-throated Sparrow 943       183      
Harris's Sparrow 207       47      
White-crowned Sparrow 1,368       101      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,962       269      
Northern Cardinal 4,795       914      
Pyrrhuloxia 95       12      
Black-headed Grosbeak 3       3      
Indigo Bunting 46       5      
Painted Bunting 2       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 12,253       295      
Eastern Meadowlark 586       71      
Western Meadowlark 525       37      
Rusty Blackbird 20       5      
Brewer's Blackbird 311       13      
Common Grackle 10,274       211      
Boat-tailed Grackle 53       10      
Great-tailed Grackle 5,058       232      
Bronzed Cowbird 40       1      
Brown-headed Cowbird 5,436       167      
Hooded Oriole 12       5      
Altamira Oriole 50       9      
Audubon's Oriole 9       3      
Purple Finch 267       59      
House Finch 3,420       418      
Pine Siskin 32       15      
Lesser Goldfinch 464       83      
American Goldfinch 12,591       601      
Evening Grosbeak 1       1      
House Sparrow 10,190       614      
Total 206,573             

A total of 305 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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