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2011 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 4,927       111      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 96       13      
Greater White-fronted Goose 1,120       22      
Snow Goose 19,675       57      
Ross's Goose 215       12      
Cackling Goose 2,337       56      
Canada Goose 13,552       239      
Mute Swan 4       3      
Wood Duck 659       109      
Gadwall 2,798       183      
American Wigeon 2,437       163      
Mallard 7,449       471      
Mottled Duck 233       55      
Blue-winged Teal 1,397       96      
Cinnamon Teal 77       28      
Northern Shoveler 11,529       280      
Northern Pintail 7,377       77      
Green-winged Teal 1,640       112      
Canvasback 459       53      
Redhead 15,796       48      
Ring-necked Duck 2,224       184      
Greater Scaup 34       12      
Lesser Scaup 4,273       165      
Long-tailed Duck 3       2      
Bufflehead 1,107       84      
Common Goldeneye 81       9      
Hooded Merganser 182       38      
Common Merganser 20       7      
Red-breasted Merganser 108       17      
Ruddy Duck 2,416       109      
Plain Chachalaca 197       32      
Scaled Quail 111       10      
Gambel's Quail 39       3      
Northern Bobwhite 149       25      
Montezuma Quail 2       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 4       1      
Wild Turkey 698       57      
Pacific Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 92       27      
Least Grebe 175       38      
Pied-billed Grebe 970       255      
Horned Grebe 9       4      
Eared Grebe 177       22      
Magnificent Frigatebird 1       1      
Brown Booby 1       1      
Northern Gannet 33       4      
Neotropic Cormorant 893       81      
Double-crested Cormorant 12,971       342      
Anhinga 71       36      
American White Pelican 4,697       140      
Brown Pelican 1,538       64      
American Bittern 5       5      
Great Blue Heron 1,110       483      
Great Egret 1,155       341      
Snowy Egret 413       120      
Little Blue Heron 132       59      
Tricolored Heron 65       47      
Reddish Egret 98       33      
Cattle Egret 240       40      
Green Heron 25       15      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 435       66      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 26       7      
White Ibis 1,399       88      
Glossy Ibis 1       1      
White-faced Ibis 311       28      
Roseate Spoonbill 516       52      
Black Vulture 3,302       633      
Turkey Vulture 5,056       839      
Osprey 165       90      
White-tailed Kite 38       25      
Mississippi Kite 3       1      
Bald Eagle 65       42      
Northern Harrier 222       141      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 132       125      
Cooper's Hawk 228       189      
Harris's Hawk 28       20      
Red-shouldered Hawk 533       352      
Gray Hawk 5       2      
Swainson's Hawk 1       1      
White-tailed Hawk 51       30      
Red-tailed Hawk 792       515      
Ferruginous Hawk 19       14      
Rough-legged Hawk 5       5      
Crested Caracara 278       120      
American Kestrel 410       242      
Merlin 35       33      
Aplomado Falcon 1       1      
Peregrine Falcon 21       20      
Prairie Falcon 12       12      
Clapper Rail 5       2      
Virginia Rail 4       4      
Sora 31       23      
American Coot 13,181       380      
Sandhill Crane 4,776       67      
Whooping Crane 93       6      
Black-bellied Plover 87       18      
Wilson's Plover 1       1      
Semipalmated Plover 51       7      
Piping Plover 24       4      
Killdeer 1,202       312      
Mountain Plover 13       1      
American Oystercatcher 33       9      
Black-necked Stilt 736       31      
American Avocet 920       21      
Spotted Sandpiper 69       48      
Solitary Sandpiper 12       6      
Greater Yellowlegs 376       93      
Willet 1,241       40      
Lesser Yellowlegs 134       33      
Whimbrel 8       5      
Long-billed Curlew 281       43      
Marbled Godwit 490       14      
Ruddy Turnstone 127       19      
Red Knot 5       1      
Sanderling 1,102       22      
Western Sandpiper 327       6      
Least Sandpiper 559       38      
Dunlin 349       11      
Stilt Sandpiper 6       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 214       7      
Long-billed Dowitcher 1,070       29      
Wilson's Snipe 185       50      
American Woodcock 3       3      
Black-legged Kittiwake 1       1      
Bonaparte's Gull 384       16      
Little Gull 4       4      
Laughing Gull 7,655       115      
Ring-billed Gull 7,042       281      
California Gull 3       3      
Herring Gull 496       64      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6       6      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Gull-billed Tern 15       3      
Caspian Tern 130       27      
Forster's Tern 1,786       56      
Royal Tern 803       24      
Sandwich Tern 6       5      
Black Skimmer 873       14      
Rock Pigeon 7,831       383      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1,777       435      
White-winged Dove 15,341       1,455      
Mourning Dove 9,383       1,809      
Inca Dove 1,593       362      
Common Ground-Dove 442       85      
White-tipped Dove 86       32      
Monk Parakeet 276       39      
Green Parakeet 18       2      
Red-crowned Parrot 64       3      
Greater Roadrunner 111       85      
Groove-billed Ani 1       1      
Barn Owl 13       10      
Eastern Screech-Owl 71       60      
Great Horned Owl 73       60      
Burrowing Owl 44       16      
Barred Owl 75       58      
Short-eared Owl 6       2      
Lesser Nighthawk 2       2      
Common Nighthawk 3       2      
Common Pauraque 35       17      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 39       32      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 30       24      
Anna's Hummingbird 12       11      
Rufous Hummingbird 78       67      
Allen's Hummingbird 3       3      
Calliope Hummingbird 1       1      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 91       57      
Ringed Kingfisher 15       12      
Belted Kingfisher 181       155      
Green Kingfisher 17       15      
Red-headed Woodpecker 121       95      
Acorn Woodpecker 5       2      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 574       271      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,347       932      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 293       244      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 381       250      
Downy Woodpecker 1,177       795      
Hairy Woodpecker 83       66      
Red-cockaded Woodpecker 2       2      
Northern Flicker 246       168      
Pileated Woodpecker 127       102      
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2       2      
Least Flycatcher 3       2      
Hammond's Flycatcher 1       1      
Black Phoebe 14       8      
Eastern Phoebe 813       470      
Say's Phoebe 30       17      
Vermilion Flycatcher 64       38      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 8       6      
Great Kiskadee 260       68      
Tropical Kingbird 16       11      
Couch's Kingbird 62       27      
Western Kingbird 7       4      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 27       18      
Loggerhead Shrike 242       134      
White-eyed Vireo 94       56      
Plumbeous Vireo 1       1      
Blue-headed Vireo 29       25      
Green Jay 423       85      
Blue Jay 4,226       1,688      
Western Scrub-Jay 149       63      
American Crow 4,160       1,022      
Chihuahuan Raven 33       12      
Common Raven 60       31      
Horned Lark 127       15      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15       2      
Purple Martin 390       88      
Tree Swallow 530       35      
Barn Swallow 36       9      
Cave Swallow 195       16      
Carolina Chickadee 4,624       1,729      
Tufted Titmouse 1,848       801      
Black-crested Titmouse 1,242       475      
Verdin 30       21      
Bushtit 17       3      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 57       38      
White-breasted Nuthatch 156       99      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 33       22      
Brown Creeper 146       113      
Cactus Wren 66       33      
Rock Wren 13       8      
Canyon Wren 44       25      
Carolina Wren 1,991       1,044      
Bewick's Wren 568       351      
House Wren 490       187      
Winter Wren 51       31      
Sedge Wren 13       7      
Marsh Wren 43       27      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 77       56      
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 4       2      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 125       78      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 943       595      
Eastern Bluebird 1,442       508      
Mountain Bluebird 2       1      
Hermit Thrush 129       102      
Clay-colored Thrush 5       4      
White-throated Thrush 2       2      
American Robin 12,601       794      
Gray Catbird 33       20      
Northern Mockingbird 4,140       1,808      
Sage Thrasher 6       4      
Brown Thrasher 134       109      
Long-billed Thrasher 118       67      
Curve-billed Thrasher 116       69      
Crissal Thrasher 1       1      
European Starling 12,262       837      
American Pipit 1,055       76      
Sprague's Pipit 21       5      
Cedar Waxwing 22,118       658      
Phainopepla 11       4      
Ovenbird 6       6      
Louisiana Waterthrush 1       1      
Northern Waterthrush 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 7       6      
Orange-crowned Warbler 955       528      
Nashville Warbler 6       4      
Common Yellowthroat 95       54      
Northern Parula 2       2      
Yellow Warbler 6       4      
Palm Warbler 4       4      
Pine Warbler 1,207       394      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,917       871      
Yellow-throated Warbler 27       22      
Prairie Warbler 1       1      
Black-throated Gray Warbler 2       2      
Black-throated Green Warbler 1       1      
Wilson's Warbler 12       9      
White-collared Seedeater 1       1      
Olive Sparrow 109       41      
Green-tailed Towhee 13       9      
Spotted Towhee 128       53      
Eastern Towhee 13       11      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 62       25      
Canyon Towhee 58       20      
Cassin's Sparrow 16       9      
Chipping Sparrow 11,797       836      
Clay-colored Sparrow 12       5      
Brewer's Sparrow 3       3      
Field Sparrow 1,361       259      
Black-chinned Sparrow 4       2      
Vesper Sparrow 377       61      
Lark Sparrow 330       46      
Black-throated Sparrow 260       37      
Lark Bunting 405       25      
Savannah Sparrow 1,849       181      
Grasshopper Sparrow 99       17      
Le Conte's Sparrow 29       10      
Nelson's Sparrow 7       3      
Seaside Sparrow 18       8      
Fox Sparrow 74       41      
Song Sparrow 577       185      
Lincoln's Sparrow 274       125      
Swamp Sparrow 75       40      
White-throated Sparrow 1,134       282      
Harris's Sparrow 331       90      
White-crowned Sparrow 1,865       290      
Dark-eyed Junco 3,703       718      
Summer Tanager 2       2      
Western Tanager 3       3      
Northern Cardinal 11,909       2,626      
Pyrrhuloxia 279       77      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4       3      
Black-headed Grosbeak 5       2      
Indigo Bunting 11       4      
Painted Bunting 4       4      
Red-winged Blackbird 43,019       783      
Eastern Meadowlark 1,649       142      
Western Meadowlark 833       79      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 202       2      
Rusty Blackbird 222       18      
Brewer's Blackbird 6,246       74      
Common Grackle 20,557       492      
Boat-tailed Grackle 78       15      
Great-tailed Grackle 60,886       747      
Bronzed Cowbird 173       9      
Brown-headed Cowbird 12,457       367      
Hooded Oriole 4       2      
Altamira Oriole 31       11      
Audubon's Oriole 65       14      
Baltimore Oriole 3       3      
Purple Finch 390       135      
House Finch 4,590       1,146      
Pine Siskin 3,241       359      
Lesser Goldfinch 2,196       342      
American Goldfinch 19,040       1,422      
House Sparrow 15,220       1,573      
Nutmeg Mannikin 126       6      
Total 546,848             

A total of 326 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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