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2006 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 5,025       64      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 20       7      
Greater White-fronted Goose 2,374       17      
Snow Goose 18,565       27      
Ross's Goose 161       6      
Cackling Goose 226       3      
Canada Goose 582       32      
Muscovy Duck 124       31      
Wood Duck 458       81      
Gadwall 3,176       170      
American Wigeon 1,675       103      
Mallard 3,658       233      
Mottled Duck 777       58      
Blue-winged Teal 1,115       98      
Cinnamon Teal 175       25      
Northern Shoveler 5,718       159      
Northern Pintail 1,342       77      
Green-winged Teal 5,442       101      
Canvasback 265       20      
Redhead 8,977       47      
Ring-necked Duck 1,327       114      
Greater Scaup 74       13      
Lesser Scaup 4,751       124      
White-winged Scoter 1       1      
Black Scoter 2       2      
Bufflehead 365       76      
Common Goldeneye 160       18      
Hooded Merganser 195       27      
Red-breasted Merganser 632       32      
Ruddy Duck 2,389       76      
Plain Chachalaca 301       28      
Scaled Quail 211       8      
Gambel's Quail 69       3      
Northern Bobwhite 270       34      
Ring-necked Pheasant 1       1      
Greater Prairie-Chicken 6       1      
Wild Turkey 890       49      
Pacific Loon 2       2      
Common Loon 201       30      
Least Grebe 160       35      
Pied-billed Grebe 627       161      
Horned Grebe 13       5      
Eared Grebe 290       32      
Western Grebe 5       2      
Northern Gannet 4       2      
Neotropic Cormorant 1,459       88      
Double-crested Cormorant 9,224       232      
Anhinga 127       32      
American White Pelican 3,725       113      
Brown Pelican 1,316       66      
American Bittern 4       4      
Least Bittern 1       1      
Great Blue Heron 1,292       418      
Great Egret 1,012       294      
Snowy Egret 742       156      
Little Blue Heron 169       58      
Tricolored Heron 170       61      
Reddish Egret 96       34      
Cattle Egret 310       50      
Green Heron 11       9      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 477       48      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 37       17      
White Ibis 1,198       93      
Glossy Ibis 11       5      
White-faced Ibis 684       34      
Roseate Spoonbill 753       43      
Black Vulture 2,642       337      
Turkey Vulture 3,857       507      
Osprey 183       92      
White-tailed Kite 51       24      
Bald Eagle 47       31      
Northern Harrier 175       80      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 81       77      
Cooper's Hawk 167       154      
Harris's Hawk 91       42      
Red-shouldered Hawk 327       214      
Gray Hawk 5       5      
Swainson's Hawk 2       1      
White-tailed Hawk 31       22      
Zone-tailed Hawk 4       4      
Red-tailed Hawk 717       346      
Ferruginous Hawk 4       3      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
Crested Caracara 212       85      
American Kestrel 527       243      
Merlin 26       22      
Aplomado Falcon 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 25       20      
Clapper Rail 15       13      
King Rail 2       2      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
Sora 20       13      
American Coot 13,853       237      
Sandhill Crane 3,936       45      
Whooping Crane 34       4      
Black-bellied Plover 535       29      
Wilson's Plover 4       1      
Semipalmated Plover 72       12      
Piping Plover 125       11      
Killdeer 2,121       369      
Mountain Plover 224       6      
American Oystercatcher 48       11      
Black-necked Stilt 257       25      
American Avocet 9,615       22      
Spotted Sandpiper 118       61      
Solitary Sandpiper 14       8      
Greater Yellowlegs 390       76      
Willet 980       39      
Lesser Yellowlegs 90       25      
Whimbrel 6       3      
Long-billed Curlew 425       49      
Marbled Godwit 294       12      
Ruddy Turnstone 223       22      
Red Knot 22       4      
Sanderling 718       30      
Western Sandpiper 6,604       22      
Least Sandpiper 983       53      
Dunlin 2,970       25      
Stilt Sandpiper 33       7      
Short-billed Dowitcher 565       11      
Long-billed Dowitcher 2,641       38      
Wilson's Snipe 292       72      
American Woodcock 9       6      
Bonaparte's Gull 589       18      
Laughing Gull 14,002       128      
Ring-billed Gull 12,417       202      
California Gull 1       1      
Herring Gull 768       51      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 5       4      
Gull-billed Tern 20       9      
Caspian Tern 183       39      
Common Tern 19       7      
Forster's Tern 584       76      
Royal Tern 266       28      
Sandwich Tern 11       2      
Black Skimmer 3,031       22      
Rock Pigeon 6,785       255      
Band-tailed Pigeon 17       1      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1,008       196      
White-winged Dove 9,219       746      
Mourning Dove 10,855       1,473      
Inca Dove 2,062       392      
Common Ground-Dove 491       109      
Ruddy Ground-Dove 1       1      
White-tipped Dove 273       41      
Monk Parakeet 68       9      
Green Parakeet 95       4      
Red-crowned Parrot 149       5      
Greater Roadrunner 117       60      
Groove-billed Ani 1       1      
Barn Owl 10       9      
Western Screech-Owl 1       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 35       32      
Great Horned Owl 47       35      
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 1       1      
Burrowing Owl 10       6      
Barred Owl 51       40      
Short-eared Owl 2       2      
Common Pauraque 8       5      
Chuck-will's-widow 2       2      
White-throated Swift 39       2      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 45       35      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 38       24      
Anna's Hummingbird 4       2      
Costa's Hummingbird 2       2      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 4       3      
Rufous Hummingbird 151       91      
Allen's Hummingbird 1       1      
Calliope Hummingbird 2       2      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 75       28      
Ringed Kingfisher 32       22      
Belted Kingfisher 209       152      
Green Kingfisher 24       22      
Lewis's Woodpecker 2       2      
Red-headed Woodpecker 87       56      
Acorn Woodpecker 12       1      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 582       257      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,386       887      
Williamson's Sapsucker 1       1      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 164       138      
Red-naped Sapsucker 2       2      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 288       180      
Downy Woodpecker 1,296       723      
Hairy Woodpecker 53       46      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 1       1      
Northern Flicker 328       162      
Pileated Woodpecker 131       91      
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 7       6      
Least Flycatcher 4       4      
Gray Flycatcher 1       1      
Cordilleran Flycatcher 1       1      
Black Phoebe 12       8      
Eastern Phoebe 564       302      
Say's Phoebe 31       21      
Vermilion Flycatcher 73       44      
Dusky-capped Flycatcher 1       1      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1       1      
Great Kiskadee 299       65      
Tropical Kingbird 13       8      
Couch's Kingbird 61       29      
Western Kingbird 3       3      
Loggerhead Shrike 387       201      
White-eyed Vireo 73       48      
Bell's Vireo 1       1      
Cassin's Vireo 1       1      
Blue-headed Vireo 52       37      
Brown Jay 12       5      
Green Jay 410       59      
Blue Jay 2,996       1,217      
Western Scrub-Jay 156       79      
American Crow 3,199       672      
Fish Crow 5       3      
Chihuahuan Raven 19       8      
Common Raven 350       42      
Horned Lark 58       9      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 90       14      
Purple Martin 288       54      
Tree Swallow 240       20      
Bank Swallow 5       1      
Barn Swallow 27       7      
Cliff Swallow 4       2      
Cave Swallow 1,127       16      
Carolina Chickadee 4,341       1,367      
Mountain Chickadee 16       7      
Tufted Titmouse 1,934       794      
Black-crested Titmouse 1,030       356      
Verdin 26       16      
Bushtit 22       5      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 28       21      
White-breasted Nuthatch 115       64      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 35       22      
Brown Creeper 111       73      
Cactus Wren 61       34      
Rock Wren 12       7      
Canyon Wren 13       11      
Carolina Wren 1,803       902      
Bewick's Wren 346       246      
House Wren 360       136      
Winter Wren 29       23      
Sedge Wren 11       7      
Marsh Wren 45       16      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 271       84      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 4       3      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 91       40      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1,198       516      
Eastern Bluebird 1,049       332      
Western Bluebird 79       14      
Mountain Bluebird 3       2      
Hermit Thrush 143       89      
Wood Thrush 2       2      
Clay-colored Thrush 10       8      
American Robin 5,035       343      
Gray Catbird 25       17      
Northern Mockingbird 2,808       1,232      
Sage Thrasher 113       9      
Brown Thrasher 150       129      
Long-billed Thrasher 110       51      
Curve-billed Thrasher 121       77      
Crissal Thrasher 3       3      
European Starling 13,337       564      
American Pipit 1,193       78      
Sprague's Pipit 17       5      
Cedar Waxwing 7,620       265      
Phainopepla 6       4      
Lapland Longspur 75       1      
McCown's Longspur 75       2      
Ovenbird 5       5      
Northern Waterthrush 4       4      
Black-and-white Warbler 17       12      
Orange-crowned Warbler 869       410      
Nashville Warbler 5       4      
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat 3       2      
Common Yellowthroat 119       54      
Hooded Warbler 1       1      
American Redstart 1       1      
Northern Parula 3       3      
Yellow Warbler 15       10      
Palm Warbler 9       4      
Pine Warbler 1,067       349      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,653       592      
Yellow-throated Warbler 15       13      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 3       3      
Black-throated Green Warbler 8       8      
Wilson's Warbler 29       21      
White-collared Seedeater 1       1      
Olive Sparrow 82       32      
Green-tailed Towhee 16       14      
Spotted Towhee 134       74      
Eastern Towhee 23       19      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 87       29      
Canyon Towhee 67       31      
Cassin's Sparrow 6       5      
American Tree Sparrow 30       9      
Chipping Sparrow 10,601       564      
Clay-colored Sparrow 57       13      
Brewer's Sparrow 16       6      
Field Sparrow 1,004       170      
Black-chinned Sparrow 101       16      
Vesper Sparrow 586       61      
Lark Sparrow 276       30      
Black-throated Sparrow 202       23      
Lark Bunting 379       19      
Savannah Sparrow 2,473       151      
Grasshopper Sparrow 17       7      
Le Conte's Sparrow 7       4      
Nelson's Sparrow 8       3      
Seaside Sparrow 8       4      
Fox Sparrow 96       44      
Song Sparrow 781       152      
Lincoln's Sparrow 363       104      
Swamp Sparrow 169       46      
White-throated Sparrow 1,896       279      
Harris's Sparrow 673       107      
White-crowned Sparrow 2,169       264      
Dark-eyed Junco 7,736       533      
Summer Tanager 7       7      
Northern Cardinal 11,723       2,022      
Pyrrhuloxia 305       84      
Black-headed Grosbeak 2       2      
Indigo Bunting 46       9      
Painted Bunting 1       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 54,930       679      
Eastern Meadowlark 2,326       177      
Western Meadowlark 1,027       73      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 203       3      
Rusty Blackbird 532       12      
Brewer's Blackbird 7,097       115      
Common Grackle 18,441       375      
Boat-tailed Grackle 1,385       40      
Great-tailed Grackle 18,321       408      
Bronzed Cowbird 298       11      
Brown-headed Cowbird 17,033       273      
Hooded Oriole 7       4      
Bullock's Oriole 2       2      
Altamira Oriole 170       31      
Audubon's Oriole 48       15      
Baltimore Oriole 5       5      
Purple Finch 417       131      
Cassin's Finch 20       8      
House Finch 6,244       841      
Pine Siskin 1,743       164      
Lesser Goldfinch 1,555       181      
American Goldfinch 25,061       1,205      
House Sparrow 16,987       1,128      
Total 497,470             

A total of 344 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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