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2005 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 2,612       54      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 35       6      
Greater White-fronted Goose 9,833       17      
Snow Goose 21,997       30      
Ross's Goose 123       9      
Canada Goose 2,039       22      
Muscovy Duck 6       4      
Wood Duck 233       56      
Gadwall 1,559       62      
Eurasian Wigeon 1       1      
American Wigeon 1,893       41      
Mallard 1,877       132      
Mottled Duck 177       28      
Blue-winged Teal 1,747       66      
Cinnamon Teal 229       16      
Northern Shoveler 5,923       71      
Northern Pintail 1,350       26      
Green-winged Teal 967       35      
Canvasback 122       7      
Redhead 2,122       23      
Ring-necked Duck 223       31      
Greater Scaup 11       4      
Lesser Scaup 1,829       70      
Black Scoter 2       1      
Long-tailed Duck 2       1      
Bufflehead 263       27      
Common Goldeneye 25       8      
Hooded Merganser 10       5      
Common Merganser 6       3      
Red-breasted Merganser 564       14      
Ruddy Duck 912       31      
Plain Chachalaca 237       16      
Scaled Quail 109       7      
Gambel's Quail 68       4      
Northern Bobwhite 386       39      
Montezuma Quail 12       2      
Wild Turkey 335       32      
Pacific Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 40       15      
Least Grebe 171       29      
Pied-billed Grebe 513       98      
Horned Grebe 11       4      
Eared Grebe 175       10      
Western Grebe 3       2      
Clark's Grebe 1       1      
Northern Gannet 31       4      
Neotropic Cormorant 583       60      
Double-crested Cormorant 3,760       160      
Anhinga 178       34      
American White Pelican 2,820       65      
Brown Pelican 463       42      
American Bittern 24       13      
Least Bittern 12       3      
Great Blue Heron 557       187      
Great Egret 929       153      
Snowy Egret 411       91      
Little Blue Heron 159       64      
Tricolored Heron 92       45      
Reddish Egret 51       26      
Cattle Egret 664       43      
Green Heron 29       15      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 115       25      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 16       10      
White Ibis 3,141       53      
Glossy Ibis 21       6      
White-faced Ibis 401       24      
Roseate Spoonbill 453       48      
Black Vulture 1,568       226      
Turkey Vulture 2,519       365      
Osprey 119       54      
Hook-billed Kite 2       2      
White-tailed Kite 35       14      
Bald Eagle 21       11      
Northern Harrier 148       54      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 69       62      
Cooper's Hawk 83       71      
Common Black-Hawk 3       3      
Harris's Hawk 89       29      
Roadside Hawk 4       4      
Red-shouldered Hawk 280       172      
Broad-winged Hawk 1       1      
Gray Hawk 18       7      
Swainson's Hawk 2       2      
White-tailed Hawk 39       20      
Zone-tailed Hawk 5       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 568       253      
Ferruginous Hawk 5       3      
Rough-legged Hawk 1       1      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
Crested Caracara 168       56      
American Kestrel 660       172      
Merlin 37       29      
Aplomado Falcon 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 9       7      
Prairie Falcon 7       5      
Black Rail 1       1      
Clapper Rail 7       5      
King Rail 4       1      
Sora 20       15      
American Coot 8,890       118      
Sandhill Crane 6,212       36      
Whooping Crane 51       6      
Black-bellied Plover 50       14      
Wilson's Plover 13       3      
Semipalmated Plover 59       6      
Piping Plover 30       5      
Killdeer 813       176      
Mountain Plover 165       6      
American Oystercatcher 45       9      
Black-necked Stilt 300       16      
American Avocet 5,576       17      
Spotted Sandpiper 70       30      
Solitary Sandpiper 8       6      
Greater Yellowlegs 113       29      
Willet 174       32      
Lesser Yellowlegs 90       23      
Whimbrel 22       3      
Long-billed Curlew 174       25      
Marbled Godwit 59       8      
Ruddy Turnstone 188       18      
Red Knot 1       1      
Sanderling 408       24      
Semipalmated Sandpiper 22       3      
Western Sandpiper 286       12      
Least Sandpiper 486       24      
Dunlin 216       10      
Stilt Sandpiper 31       4      
Short-billed Dowitcher 233       8      
Long-billed Dowitcher 867       18      
Wilson's Snipe 29       11      
American Woodcock 11       7      
Black-legged Kittiwake 3       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 190       18      
Laughing Gull 4,874       87      
Franklin's Gull 8       1      
Ring-billed Gull 4,364       124      
California Gull 1       1      
Herring Gull 341       38      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 4       2      
Great Black-backed Gull 1       1      
Least Tern 9       3      
Gull-billed Tern 17       3      
Caspian Tern 85       18      
Forster's Tern 639       44      
Royal Tern 200       21      
Sandwich Tern 12       2      
Black Skimmer 703       11      
Rock Pigeon 3,248       200      
Red-billed Pigeon 18       6      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 611       130      
White-winged Dove 7,396       542      
Mourning Dove 6,917       1,009      
Inca Dove 1,503       293      
Common Ground-Dove 578       80      
Ruddy Ground-Dove 2       1      
White-tipped Dove 240       26      
Monk Parakeet 153       14      
Green Parakeet 473       4      
Red-crowned Parrot 65       6      
Greater Roadrunner 102       68      
Groove-billed Ani 16       7      
Barn Owl 29       13      
Western Screech-Owl 2       2      
Eastern Screech-Owl 22       18      
Great Horned Owl 65       47      
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 3       1      
Burrowing Owl 21       14      
Barred Owl 45       28      
Long-eared Owl 5       1      
Short-eared Owl 2       2      
Lesser Nighthawk 1       1      
Common Pauraque 13       9      
Common Poorwill 18       6      
Chimney Swift 1       1      
White-throated Swift 280       2      
Green-breasted Mango 1       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 26       16      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 19       13      
Anna's Hummingbird 4       4      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 3       3      
Rufous Hummingbird 65       50      
Allen's Hummingbird 6       6      
Broad-billed Hummingbird 1       1      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 69       34      
Elegant Trogon 5       5      
Ringed Kingfisher 35       20      
Belted Kingfisher 155       105      
Green Kingfisher 31       15      
Red-headed Woodpecker 62       41      
Acorn Woodpecker 5       4      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 364       177      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 728       418      
Williamson's Sapsucker 2       1      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 167       124      
Red-naped Sapsucker 6       1      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 229       138      
Downy Woodpecker 517       321      
Hairy Woodpecker 33       26      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 3       3      
Northern Flicker 112       78      
Pileated Woodpecker 111       80      
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 3       2      
Hammond's Flycatcher 1       1      
Gray Flycatcher 3       1      
Cordilleran Flycatcher 1       1      
Black Phoebe 12       10      
Eastern Phoebe 639       237      
Say's Phoebe 12       10      
Vermilion Flycatcher 62       34      
Dusky-capped Flycatcher 1       1      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1       1      
Great Kiskadee 180       42      
Tropical Kingbird 2       2      
Couch's Kingbird 29       21      
Rose-throated Becard 5       3      
Loggerhead Shrike 283       134      
White-eyed Vireo 136       45      
Bell's Vireo 1       1      
Gray Vireo 1       1      
Yellow-throated Vireo 1       1      
Cassin's Vireo 1       1      
Blue-headed Vireo 27       23      
Hutton's Vireo 12       3      
Brown Jay 15       5      
Green Jay 347       52      
Pinyon Jay 7       2      
Steller's Jay 10       4      
Blue Jay 1,938       754      
Western Scrub-Jay 127       59      
American Crow 2,124       439      
Fish Crow 11       2      
Chihuahuan Raven 106       15      
Common Raven 73       31      
Horned Lark 41       6      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 64       11      
Purple Martin 636       120      
Tree Swallow 367       26      
Violet-green Swallow 3       2      
Barn Swallow 40       16      
Cliff Swallow 1       1      
Cave Swallow 176       17      
Carolina Chickadee 2,438       779      
Tufted Titmouse 1,138       369      
Black-crested Titmouse 885       274      
Verdin 21       7      
Bushtit 4       2      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 49       36      
White-breasted Nuthatch 69       35      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 26       17      
Brown Creeper 14       14      
Cactus Wren 51       22      
Rock Wren 9       6      
Canyon Wren 24       20      
Carolina Wren 1,050       531      
Bewick's Wren 360       210      
House Wren 159       88      
Winter Wren 8       8      
Sedge Wren 10       5      
Marsh Wren 20       10      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 144       49      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 7       5      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 9       6      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 580       242      
Eastern Bluebird 887       224      
Western Bluebird 7       4      
Mountain Bluebird 2       1      
Townsend's Solitaire 3       2      
Hermit Thrush 49       42      
Clay-colored Thrush 16       9      
White-throated Thrush 8       6      
American Robin 13,773       814      
Gray Catbird 19       15      
Northern Mockingbird 2,517       924      
Sage Thrasher 4       3      
Brown Thrasher 57       45      
Long-billed Thrasher 91       32      
Curve-billed Thrasher 107       41      
Crissal Thrasher 7       4      
European Starling 13,517       550      
American Pipit 565       34      
Sprague's Pipit 28       4      
Cedar Waxwing 14,049       284      
Phainopepla 1       1      
Lapland Longspur 1       1      
McCown's Longspur 180       1      
Ovenbird 7       5      
Louisiana Waterthrush 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 18       15      
Tennessee Warbler 2       2      
Orange-crowned Warbler 342       180      
Nashville Warbler 4       4      
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat 2       2      
Common Yellowthroat 68       28      
Northern Parula 3       2      
Tropical Parula 3       2      
Magnolia Warbler 1       1      
Yellow Warbler 5       4      
Pine Warbler 337       131      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2,488       384      
Yellow-throated Warbler 20       7      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2       1      
Black-throated Green Warbler 15       8      
Rufous-capped Warbler 1       1      
Golden-crowned Warbler 2       2      
Wilson's Warbler 12       12      
White-collared Seedeater 14       4      
Olive Sparrow 62       17      
Green-tailed Towhee 4       2      
Spotted Towhee 86       30      
Eastern Towhee 16       7      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 88       19      
Canyon Towhee 38       18      
Cassin's Sparrow 8       5      
Bachman's Sparrow 6       1      
American Tree Sparrow 36       4      
Chipping Sparrow 5,132       364      
Clay-colored Sparrow 27       11      
Brewer's Sparrow 9       2      
Field Sparrow 620       92      
Black-chinned Sparrow 5       2      
Vesper Sparrow 357       45      
Lark Sparrow 244       41      
Black-throated Sparrow 30       10      
Sage Sparrow 1       1      
Lark Bunting 127       7      
Savannah Sparrow 1,027       84      
Grasshopper Sparrow 75       11      
Henslow's Sparrow 3       2      
Le Conte's Sparrow 1       1      
Nelson's Sparrow 1       1      
Seaside Sparrow 14       3      
Fox Sparrow 73       16      
Song Sparrow 444       100      
Lincoln's Sparrow 346       95      
Swamp Sparrow 83       30      
White-throated Sparrow 812       178      
Harris's Sparrow 270       49      
White-crowned Sparrow 1,002       125      
Dark-eyed Junco 1,936       346      
Summer Tanager 5       4      
Crimson-collared Grosbeak 11       7      
Northern Cardinal 7,052       1,261      
Pyrrhuloxia 204       53      
Black-headed Grosbeak 14       8      
Blue Bunting 1       1      
Indigo Bunting 15       10      
Painted Bunting 11       7      
Dickcissel 13       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 221,708       461      
Eastern Meadowlark 1,792       117      
Western Meadowlark 650       48      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 11       4      
Rusty Blackbird 2       1      
Brewer's Blackbird 3,193       43      
Common Grackle 18,253       334      
Boat-tailed Grackle 242       21      
Great-tailed Grackle 18,803       356      
Bronzed Cowbird 3       1      
Brown-headed Cowbird 11,565       366      
Hooded Oriole 5       5      
Altamira Oriole 57       21      
Audubon's Oriole 32       9      
Baltimore Oriole 1       1      
Scott's Oriole 2       2      
Purple Finch 650       171      
House Finch 3,561       581      
Red Crossbill 5       1      
Pine Siskin 2,047       222      
Lesser Goldfinch 1,401       160      
Lawrence's Goldfinch 1       1      
American Goldfinch 21,124       940      
Evening Grosbeak 5       2      
House Sparrow 10,438       764      
Total 543,558             

A total of 373 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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