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2008 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 3,864       79      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 1       1      
Greater White-fronted Goose 606       16      
Snow Goose 7,520       40      
Ross's Goose 27       10      
Cackling Goose 136       7      
Canada Goose 1,953       68      
Wood Duck 346       75      
Gadwall 2,759       148      
American Wigeon 2,381       95      
Mallard 2,807       239      
Mottled Duck 363       54      
Blue-winged Teal 2,243       116      
Cinnamon Teal 142       44      
Northern Shoveler 4,398       195      
Northern Pintail 3,423       73      
Green-winged Teal 2,053       105      
Canvasback 342       39      
Redhead 16,690       58      
Ring-necked Duck 965       105      
Greater Scaup 104       8      
Lesser Scaup 6,435       117      
Surf Scoter 15       1      
White-winged Scoter 1       1      
Black Scoter 3       1      
Bufflehead 543       67      
Common Goldeneye 142       21      
Hooded Merganser 129       25      
Common Merganser 6       3      
Red-breasted Merganser 152       26      
Masked Duck 5       2      
Ruddy Duck 1,165       65      
Plain Chachalaca 669       64      
Scaled Quail 124       11      
Gambel's Quail 69       6      
Northern Bobwhite 204       29      
Ring-necked Pheasant 3       3      
Greater Prairie-Chicken 13       1      
Wild Turkey 1,279       62      
Common Loon 104       28      
Least Grebe 271       56      
Pied-billed Grebe 1,140       210      
Horned Grebe 13       5      
Eared Grebe 167       24      
Northern Gannet 3       2      
Neotropic Cormorant 1,143       81      
Double-crested Cormorant 13,102       308      
Anhinga 219       70      
American White Pelican 3,022       126      
Brown Pelican 878       62      
American Bittern 4       4      
Great Blue Heron 1,028       406      
Great Egret 1,115       326      
Snowy Egret 693       159      
Little Blue Heron 112       75      
Tricolored Heron 143       67      
Reddish Egret 84       30      
Cattle Egret 537       50      
Green Heron 47       36      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 362       56      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 73       29      
White Ibis 1,206       105      
White-faced Ibis 843       50      
Roseate Spoonbill 439       55      
Black Vulture 2,918       490      
Turkey Vulture 3,762       682      
Osprey 192       96      
Hook-billed Kite 2       2      
White-tailed Kite 59       41      
Bald Eagle 58       34      
Northern Harrier 187       98      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 122       117      
Cooper's Hawk 183       166      
Harris's Hawk 55       27      
Red-shouldered Hawk 453       274      
Broad-winged Hawk 5       3      
Gray Hawk 13       11      
White-tailed Hawk 41       29      
Zone-tailed Hawk 4       4      
Red-tailed Hawk 635       378      
Ferruginous Hawk 9       6      
Crested Caracara 189       97      
American Kestrel 531       262      
Merlin 28       25      
Aplomado Falcon 3       3      
Peregrine Falcon 21       15      
Prairie Falcon 4       4      
Yellow Rail 6       1      
Black Rail 3       1      
Clapper Rail 16       10      
Virginia Rail 1       1      
Sora 23       20      
American Coot 14,090       314      
Sandhill Crane 2,226       45      
Whooping Crane 63       9      
Black-bellied Plover 98       21      
Semipalmated Plover 31       6      
Piping Plover 2       2      
Killdeer 1,551       260      
Mountain Plover 35       1      
American Oystercatcher 49       18      
Black-necked Stilt 463       27      
American Avocet 4,142       34      
Spotted Sandpiper 132       80      
Solitary Sandpiper 24       15      
Greater Yellowlegs 406       71      
Willet 318       38      
Lesser Yellowlegs 103       31      
Whimbrel 33       2      
Long-billed Curlew 246       43      
Marbled Godwit 19       5      
Ruddy Turnstone 170       25      
Red Knot 13       2      
Sanderling 892       21      
Western Sandpiper 312       8      
Least Sandpiper 724       37      
Pectoral Sandpiper 3       2      
Dunlin 335       8      
Stilt Sandpiper 18       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 83       4      
Long-billed Dowitcher 924       29      
Wilson's Snipe 143       39      
American Woodcock 3       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 654       18      
Laughing Gull 8,959       111      
Franklin's Gull 4       2      
Ring-billed Gull 7,972       194      
Herring Gull 760       55      
Thayer's Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 13       4      
Gull-billed Tern 16       7      
Caspian Tern 84       22      
Forster's Tern 684       76      
Royal Tern 432       27      
Sandwich Tern 4       2      
Black Skimmer 1,324       15      
Rock Pigeon 5,874       264      
Red-billed Pigeon 1       1      
Band-tailed Pigeon 16       1      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1,288       284      
White-winged Dove 10,365       958      
Mourning Dove 10,385       1,572      
Inca Dove 1,516       357      
Common Ground-Dove 477       111      
White-tipped Dove 219       49      
Monk Parakeet 138       21      
Green Parakeet 106       5      
Red-crowned Parrot 72       4      
Greater Roadrunner 87       62      
Groove-billed Ani 10       4      
Barn Owl 13       10      
Eastern Screech-Owl 77       60      
Great Horned Owl 61       50      
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 1       1      
Burrowing Owl 4       3      
Barred Owl 52       40      
Short-eared Owl 16       1      
Lesser Nighthawk 1       1      
Common Nighthawk 1       1      
Common Pauraque 55       25      
White-throated Swift 30       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 30       27      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 30       25      
Anna's Hummingbird 5       4      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 4       4      
Rufous Hummingbird 87       70      
Allen's Hummingbird 4       4      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Broad-billed Hummingbird 1       1      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 79       56      
Ringed Kingfisher 17       17      
Belted Kingfisher 209       175      
Green Kingfisher 62       38      
Red-headed Woodpecker 111       75      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 606       246      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,078       662      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 201       160      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 329       213      
Downy Woodpecker 751       498      
Hairy Woodpecker 49       34      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 12       6      
Northern Flicker 299       147      
Pileated Woodpecker 134       99      
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 14       11      
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1       1      
Least Flycatcher 2       2      
Black Phoebe 28       19      
Eastern Phoebe 657       389      
Say's Phoebe 25       19      
Vermilion Flycatcher 84       54      
Dusky-capped Flycatcher 3       3      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 2       2      
Brown-crested Flycatcher 2       2      
Great Kiskadee 526       119      
Tropical Kingbird 12       11      
Couch's Kingbird 124       41      
Western Kingbird 1       1      
Eastern Kingbird 1       1      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 20       13      
Loggerhead Shrike 324       164      
White-eyed Vireo 234       95      
Blue-headed Vireo 52       43      
Hutton's Vireo 1       1      
Green Jay 484       89      
Blue Jay 2,782       1,094      
Western Scrub-Jay 156       75      
American Crow 3,732       679      
Fish Crow 4       2      
Chihuahuan Raven 51       9      
Common Raven 81       41      
Horned Lark 115       14      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 99       15      
Purple Martin 561       123      
Tree Swallow 625       37      
Barn Swallow 20       7      
Cave Swallow 273       24      
Carolina Chickadee 3,758       1,259      
Mountain Chickadee 3       3      
Tufted Titmouse 1,619       664      
Black-crested Titmouse 960       386      
Verdin 35       25      
Bushtit 27       5      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 277       174      
White-breasted Nuthatch 78       44      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 36       23      
Brown Creeper 69       51      
Cactus Wren 34       18      
Rock Wren 16       11      
Canyon Wren 22       15      
Carolina Wren 1,532       805      
Bewick's Wren 404       261      
House Wren 320       144      
Winter Wren 62       31      
Sedge Wren 14       7      
Marsh Wren 22       17      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 309       115      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 6       4      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 26       16      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 949       432      
Eastern Bluebird 1,232       377      
Hermit Thrush 78       63      
Wood Thrush 2       2      
Clay-colored Thrush 22       15      
American Robin 10,480       442      
Gray Catbird 34       28      
Northern Mockingbird 3,057       1,338      
Sage Thrasher 1       1      
Brown Thrasher 60       52      
Long-billed Thrasher 152       80      
Curve-billed Thrasher 124       68      
Crissal Thrasher 3       3      
European Starling 16,578       611      
American Pipit 1,297       77      
Sprague's Pipit 11       7      
Cedar Waxwing 13,654       448      
McCown's Longspur 4       2      
Ovenbird 6       4      
Northern Waterthrush 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 30       23      
Orange-crowned Warbler 718       402      
Nashville Warbler 11       9      
MacGillivray's Warbler 1       1      
Common Yellowthroat 101       64      
American Redstart 1       1      
Tropical Parula 6       6      
Yellow Warbler 3       3      
Palm Warbler 6       3      
Pine Warbler 427       176      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1,946       486      
Yellow-throated Warbler 10       7      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 3       3      
Black-throated Green Warbler 10       7      
Wilson's Warbler 22       20      
Yellow-breasted Chat 1       1      
Olive Sparrow 106       53      
Green-tailed Towhee 2       2      
Spotted Towhee 78       43      
Eastern Towhee 8       6      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 53       25      
Canyon Towhee 30       17      
Cassin's Sparrow 2       1      
Bachman's Sparrow 1       1      
Chipping Sparrow 10,650       652      
Clay-colored Sparrow 24       9      
Brewer's Sparrow 10       1      
Field Sparrow 1,454       174      
Vesper Sparrow 507       63      
Lark Sparrow 247       38      
Black-throated Sparrow 74       16      
Lark Bunting 365       12      
Savannah Sparrow 1,541       164      
Grasshopper Sparrow 25       13      
Le Conte's Sparrow 29       10      
Nelson's Sparrow 12       3      
Seaside Sparrow 18       7      
Fox Sparrow 54       26      
Song Sparrow 473       110      
Lincoln's Sparrow 315       129      
Swamp Sparrow 68       24      
White-throated Sparrow 654       157      
Harris's Sparrow 304       70      
White-crowned Sparrow 1,578       248      
Dark-eyed Junco 2,718       472      
Summer Tanager 2       2      
Northern Cardinal 9,731       2,102      
Pyrrhuloxia 200       71      
Black-headed Grosbeak 3       2      
Indigo Bunting 24       10      
Painted Bunting 3       3      
Red-winged Blackbird 23,843       527      
Eastern Meadowlark 1,476       128      
Western Meadowlark 731       73      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 2       1      
Rusty Blackbird 144       7      
Brewer's Blackbird 4,357       84      
Common Grackle 21,086       346      
Boat-tailed Grackle 367       21      
Great-tailed Grackle 25,595       472      
Bronzed Cowbird 115       6      
Brown-headed Cowbird 5,000       213      
Orchard Oriole 1       1      
Hooded Oriole 2       2      
Altamira Oriole 91       34      
Audubon's Oriole 14       7      
Scott's Oriole 2       2      
Purple Finch 573       138      
House Finch 5,235       942      
Pine Siskin 1,924       191      
Lesser Goldfinch 1,049       209      
American Goldfinch 16,829       1,231      
House Sparrow 14,830       1,264      
Total 410,268             

A total of 331 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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