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2009 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 4,266       107      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 10       3      
Greater White-fronted Goose 1,224       22      
Snow Goose 16,065       44      
Ross's Goose 10       8      
Cackling Goose 12,289       26      
Canada Goose 11,352       108      
Muscovy Duck 21       7      
Wood Duck 480       86      
Gadwall 3,624       179      
Eurasian Wigeon 3       3      
American Wigeon 2,918       140      
Mallard 4,757       328      
Mottled Duck 288       51      
Blue-winged Teal 1,887       92      
Cinnamon Teal 105       35      
Northern Shoveler 6,277       184      
Northern Pintail 1,704       80      
Green-winged Teal 4,013       132      
Canvasback 354       45      
Redhead 6,771       65      
Ring-necked Duck 1,930       136      
Greater Scaup 133       16      
Lesser Scaup 12,982       137      
Surf Scoter 1       1      
Bufflehead 571       72      
Common Goldeneye 56       16      
Hooded Merganser 86       27      
Common Merganser 12       4      
Red-breasted Merganser 126       22      
Ruddy Duck 1,725       64      
Plain Chachalaca 158       21      
Scaled Quail 200       22      
Gambel's Quail 48       7      
Northern Bobwhite 302       39      
Ring-necked Pheasant 15       4      
Wild Turkey 962       72      
Pacific Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 68       24      
Least Grebe 219       46      
Pied-billed Grebe 881       238      
Horned Grebe 7       3      
Eared Grebe 156       18      
Western Grebe 14       1      
Clark's Grebe 24       1      
Northern Gannet 12       4      
Neotropic Cormorant 439       74      
Double-crested Cormorant 10,228       319      
Anhinga 148       44      
American White Pelican 3,413       128      
Brown Pelican 996       67      
American Bittern 15       10      
Great Blue Heron 1,285       508      
Great Egret 1,178       336      
Snowy Egret 683       142      
Little Blue Heron 82       52      
Tricolored Heron 100       46      
Reddish Egret 45       23      
Cattle Egret 643       53      
Green Heron 20       17      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 295       40      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 23       10      
White Ibis 1,423       93      
Glossy Ibis 2       2      
White-faced Ibis 443       38      
Roseate Spoonbill 633       47      
Black Vulture 4,598       652      
Turkey Vulture 4,068       783      
Osprey 148       67      
White-tailed Kite 42       28      
Bald Eagle 59       37      
Northern Harrier 230       126      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 132       116      
Cooper's Hawk 262       222      
Harris's Hawk 70       33      
Red-shouldered Hawk 470       306      
Gray Hawk 3       3      
White-tailed Hawk 42       26      
Zone-tailed Hawk 3       3      
Red-tailed Hawk 1,054       554      
Ferruginous Hawk 6       5      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
Golden Eagle 3       2      
Crested Caracara 308       120      
American Kestrel 682       325      
Merlin 29       27      
Aplomado Falcon 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 17       16      
Prairie Falcon 12       8      
Clapper Rail 17       5      
King Rail 2       2      
Virginia Rail 6       5      
Sora 56       24      
American Coot 14,822       318      
Sandhill Crane 28,383       51      
Whooping Crane 39       6      
Black-bellied Plover 79       21      
Semipalmated Plover 29       7      
Piping Plover 16       5      
Killdeer 2,016       334      
Mountain Plover 7       1      
American Oystercatcher 23       13      
Black-necked Stilt 506       25      
American Avocet 791       26      
Spotted Sandpiper 125       54      
Solitary Sandpiper 8       7      
Greater Yellowlegs 274       88      
Willet 262       36      
Lesser Yellowlegs 121       41      
Whimbrel 1       1      
Long-billed Curlew 194       33      
Marbled Godwit 119       12      
Ruddy Turnstone 273       27      
Sanderling 597       23      
Western Sandpiper 807       16      
Least Sandpiper 1,519       57      
Dunlin 679       17      
Stilt Sandpiper 27       5      
Short-billed Dowitcher 333       10      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,899       30      
Wilson's Snipe 249       66      
American Woodcock 3       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 711       19      
Laughing Gull 6,796       127      
Franklin's Gull 3       2      
Ring-billed Gull 7,107       288      
Herring Gull 601       65      
Gull-billed Tern 31       8      
Caspian Tern 65       23      
Forster's Tern 493       57      
Royal Tern 246       23      
Sandwich Tern 5       2      
Black Skimmer 1,662       19      
Pomarine Jaeger 2       1      
Parasitic Jaeger 1       1      
Rock Pigeon 7,863       352      
Red-billed Pigeon 6       1      
Band-tailed Pigeon 15       2      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2,009       385      
White-winged Dove 15,884       1,323      
Mourning Dove 13,387       2,006      
Inca Dove 1,875       392      
Common Ground-Dove 463       120      
Ruddy Ground-Dove 1       1      
White-tipped Dove 103       27      
Monk Parakeet 167       28      
Green Parakeet 91       5      
Red-crowned Parrot 117       10      
Black-billed Cuckoo 2       1      
Greater Roadrunner 174       125      
Groove-billed Ani 15       7      
Barn Owl 29       24      
Western Screech-Owl 1       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 77       63      
Great Horned Owl 100       76      
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 2       1      
Burrowing Owl 28       8      
Barred Owl 67       54      
Short-eared Owl 2       1      
Common Nighthawk 4       3      
Common Pauraque 43       22      
Common Poorwill 1       1      
White-throated Swift 3       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 31       29      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 16       13      
Anna's Hummingbird 4       4      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 89       66      
Allen's Hummingbird 2       2      
Calliope Hummingbird 4       4      
Broad-billed Hummingbird 1       1      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 63       44      
Ringed Kingfisher 32       19      
Belted Kingfisher 231       182      
Green Kingfisher 41       28      
Red-headed Woodpecker 164       98      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 659       283      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,730       1,039      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 234       190      
Red-naped Sapsucker 2       2      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 396       269      
Downy Woodpecker 1,345       779      
Hairy Woodpecker 99       76      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 4       2      
Northern Flicker 321       194      
Pileated Woodpecker 163       122      
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 5       5      
Least Flycatcher 2       2      
Gray Flycatcher 5       5      
Black Phoebe 26       8      
Eastern Phoebe 691       392      
Say's Phoebe 39       19      
Vermilion Flycatcher 90       44      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 5       3      
Great Kiskadee 372       84      
Tropical Kingbird 21       13      
Couch's Kingbird 85       36      
Western Kingbird 1       1      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 37       11      
Loggerhead Shrike 381       184      
White-eyed Vireo 123       68      
Blue-headed Vireo 63       44      
Hutton's Vireo 2       1      
Green Jay 365       84      
Blue Jay 4,282       1,657      
Western Scrub-Jay 195       90      
American Crow 9,163       943      
Fish Crow 21       4      
Chihuahuan Raven 132       11      
Common Raven 94       54      
Horned Lark 146       10      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15       6      
Purple Martin 323       85      
Tree Swallow 227       19      
Barn Swallow 31       9      
Cave Swallow 293       15      
Carolina Chickadee 5,060       1,692      
Tufted Titmouse 2,272       863      
Black-crested Titmouse 1,157       462      
Verdin 17       11      
Bushtit 31       6      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 34       18      
White-breasted Nuthatch 198       108      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 51       29      
Brown Creeper 99       70      
Cactus Wren 87       31      
Rock Wren 21       15      
Canyon Wren 40       26      
Carolina Wren 2,183       1,132      
Bewick's Wren 532       351      
House Wren 516       222      
Winter Wren 76       39      
Sedge Wren 15       6      
Marsh Wren 66       26      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 247       86      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 2       1      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 63       37      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1,136       575      
Eastern Bluebird 1,569       520      
Western Bluebird 29       6      
Mountain Bluebird 134       10      
Townsend's Solitaire 4       4      
Hermit Thrush 138       101      
Wood Thrush 1       1      
Clay-colored Thrush 21       12      
American Robin 9,627       779      
Gray Catbird 40       29      
Northern Mockingbird 3,719       1,685      
Sage Thrasher 13       6      
Brown Thrasher 155       106      
Long-billed Thrasher 67       45      
Curve-billed Thrasher 97       52      
Crissal Thrasher 5       3      
European Starling 13,445       816      
American Pipit 1,424       83      
Sprague's Pipit 62       5      
Cedar Waxwing 4,187       206      
Phainopepla 1       1      
Smith's Longspur 2       1      
McCown's Longspur 164       2      
Ovenbird 9       7      
Louisiana Waterthrush 78       2      
Northern Waterthrush 3       3      
Black-and-white Warbler 24       22      
Orange-crowned Warbler 752       488      
Nashville Warbler 8       8      
Common Yellowthroat 98       43      
Northern Parula 8       8      
Tropical Parula 12       11      
Yellow Warbler 6       5      
Palm Warbler 5       5      
Pine Warbler 1,065       350      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4,472       785      
Yellow-throated Warbler 23       15      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 6       6      
Black-throated Green Warbler 5       4      
Wilson's Warbler 26       20      
Yellow-breasted Chat 1       1      
White-collared Seedeater 2       1      
Olive Sparrow 33       24      
Green-tailed Towhee 5       4      
Spotted Towhee 178       90      
Eastern Towhee 32       23      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 119       45      
Canyon Towhee 71       26      
Cassin's Sparrow 27       5      
Bachman's Sparrow 5       1      
Chipping Sparrow 8,251       689      
Clay-colored Sparrow 7       6      
Brewer's Sparrow 57       9      
Field Sparrow 1,570       233      
Black-chinned Sparrow 3       2      
Vesper Sparrow 522       79      
Lark Sparrow 179       38      
Black-throated Sparrow 179       35      
Lark Bunting 93       14      
Savannah Sparrow 2,118       193      
Grasshopper Sparrow 11       6      
Le Conte's Sparrow 4       3      
Seaside Sparrow 2       1      
Fox Sparrow 129       43      
Song Sparrow 671       170      
Lincoln's Sparrow 394       144      
Swamp Sparrow 133       39      
White-throated Sparrow 1,462       287      
Harris's Sparrow 600       116      
White-crowned Sparrow 3,326       422      
Dark-eyed Junco 4,469       766      
Summer Tanager 1       1      
Western Tanager 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 15,189       2,657      
Pyrrhuloxia 275       80      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4       4      
Black-headed Grosbeak 6       4      
Blue Bunting 2       1      
Indigo Bunting 19       9      
Red-winged Blackbird 35,678       828      
Eastern Meadowlark 1,761       147      
Western Meadowlark 1,567       76      
Rusty Blackbird 215       14      
Brewer's Blackbird 4,227       89      
Common Grackle 17,648       531      
Boat-tailed Grackle 508       15      
Great-tailed Grackle 25,921       654      
Bronzed Cowbird 318       12      
Brown-headed Cowbird 5,917       338      
Hooded Oriole 3       3      
Altamira Oriole 24       15      
Audubon's Oriole 39       15      
Baltimore Oriole 2       2      
Purple Finch 344       109      
Cassin's Finch 2       1      
House Finch 6,913       1,340      
Pine Siskin 4,385       404      
Lesser Goldfinch 2,898       350      
American Goldfinch 23,824       1,580      
House Sparrow 17,280       1,581      
Nutmeg Mannikin 8       1      
Total 515,882             

A total of 338 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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