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2012 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 6,648       159      
Fulvous Whistling-Duck 19       2      
Greater White-fronted Goose 1,660       18      
Snow Goose 8,882       39      
Ross's Goose 60       14      
Cackling Goose 4,206       35      
Canada Goose 8,773       178      
Mute Swan 2       1      
Wood Duck 721       133      
Gadwall 3,208       220      
American Wigeon 3,293       164      
Mallard 8,547       493      
Mottled Duck 593       65      
Blue-winged Teal 964       103      
Cinnamon Teal 147       30      
Northern Shoveler 9,726       254      
Northern Pintail 4,716       94      
Green-winged Teal 2,169       143      
Canvasback 557       67      
Redhead 18,007       122      
Ring-necked Duck 2,370       213      
Greater Scaup 82       16      
Lesser Scaup 3,977       129      
Long-tailed Duck 2       2      
Bufflehead 682       82      
Common Goldeneye 130       18      
Hooded Merganser 259       47      
Common Merganser 28       7      
Red-breasted Merganser 197       14      
Ruddy Duck 1,801       105      
Plain Chachalaca 247       30      
Scaled Quail 107       8      
Gambel's Quail 7       2      
Northern Bobwhite 150       27      
Ring-necked Pheasant 10       4      
Wild Turkey 998       70      
Common Loon 124       38      
Least Grebe 173       32      
Pied-billed Grebe 989       223      
Horned Grebe 20       11      
Eared Grebe 165       26      
Northern Gannet 5       2      
Neotropic Cormorant 1,476       143      
Double-crested Cormorant 14,991       434      
Anhinga 131       39      
American White Pelican 8,459       168      
Brown Pelican 2,141       125      
American Bittern 5       5      
Great Blue Heron 1,396       560      
Great Egret 1,166       379      
Snowy Egret 676       169      
Little Blue Heron 85       51      
Tricolored Heron 64       33      
Reddish Egret 75       30      
Cattle Egret 521       63      
Green Heron 20       17      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 960       81      
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 86       30      
White Ibis 952       93      
White-faced Ibis 355       8      
Roseate Spoonbill 271       69      
Black Vulture 4,421       617      
Turkey Vulture 4,669       761      
Osprey 164       98      
White-tailed Kite 40       30      
Golden Eagle 6       2      
Northern Harrier 344       151      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 123       115      
Cooper's Hawk 256       227      
Bald Eagle 77       46      
Harris's Hawk 147       50      
White-tailed Hawk 64       41      
Red-shouldered Hawk 466       333      
Gray Hawk 4       2      
Swainson's Hawk 1       1      
Red-tailed Hawk 902       508      
Ferruginous Hawk 6       6      
Rough-legged Hawk 4       4      
Clapper Rail 10       4      
King Rail 2       2      
Virginia Rail 6       5      
Sora 9       8      
Common Gallinule 116       38      
American Coot 14,717       378      
Sandhill Crane 6,037       81      
Whooping Crane 140       12      
Black-bellied Plover 164       38      
Snowy Plover 31       9      
Wilson's Plover 10       1      
Semipalmated Plover 69       10      
Piping Plover 35       8      
Killdeer 1,410       298      
Mountain Plover 38       1      
American Oystercatcher 26       14      
Black-necked Stilt 271       28      
American Avocet 14,052       25      
Spotted Sandpiper 101       55      
Solitary Sandpiper 5       5      
Greater Yellowlegs 170       44      
Willet 696       67      
Lesser Yellowlegs 142       29      
Whimbrel 5       4      
Long-billed Curlew 187       31      
Marbled Godwit 317       11      
Ruddy Turnstone 330       46      
Sanderling 1,862       46      
Western Sandpiper 318       19      
Least Sandpiper 498       36      
Dunlin 498       16      
Stilt Sandpiper 40       3      
Short-billed Dowitcher 354       11      
Long-billed Dowitcher 665       26      
Wilson's Snipe 80       20      
American Woodcock 5       3      
Bonaparte's Gull 101       26      
Little Gull 1       1      
Laughing Gull 11,299       170      
Franklin's Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 8,946       294      
Herring Gull 618       71      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6       6      
Glaucous Gull 1       1      
Gull-billed Tern 42       9      
Caspian Tern 111       28      
Common Tern 3       2      
Forster's Tern 1,130       85      
Royal Tern 1,323       42      
Sandwich Tern 6       5      
Black Skimmer 2,057       25      
Rock Pigeon 11,052       365      
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2,255       450      
White-winged Dove 20,709       1,678      
Mourning Dove 10,632       1,984      
Inca Dove 1,984       430      
Common Ground-Dove 451       120      
White-tipped Dove 196       42      
Greater Roadrunner 116       95      
Barn Owl 14       14      
Western Screech-Owl 1       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 76       58      
Great Horned Owl 98       68      
Burrowing Owl 12       9      
Barred Owl 42       38      
Short-eared Owl 6       3      
Common Nighthawk 8       5      
Common Pauraque 44       21      
Common Poorwill 1       1      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 61       50      
Black-chinned Hummingbird 16       14      
Anna's Hummingbird 9       8      
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 17       14      
Rufous Hummingbird 194       133      
Allen's Hummingbird 5       3      
Calliope Hummingbird 8       5      
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 70       49      
Ringed Kingfisher 15       15      
Belted Kingfisher 222       164      
Green Kingfisher 21       17      
Lewis's Woodpecker 4       4      
Red-headed Woodpecker 152       96      
Acorn Woodpecker 11       4      
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 964       412      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,371       936      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 238       202      
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 441       277      
Downy Woodpecker 1,036       732      
Hairy Woodpecker 48       40      
Northern Flicker 480       241      
Pileated Woodpecker 121       90      
Crested Caracara 587       136      
American Kestrel 604       290      
Merlin 30       29      
Aplomado Falcon 2       1      
Peregrine Falcon 24       23      
Prairie Falcon 6       6      
Monk Parakeet 356       34      
Green Parakeet 311       14      
Red-crowned Parrot 188       10      
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 5       4      
Least Flycatcher 2       2      
Gray Flycatcher 2       2      
Black Phoebe 23       11      
Eastern Phoebe 749       386      
Say's Phoebe 19       17      
Vermilion Flycatcher 83       59      
Dusky-capped Flycatcher 2       2      
Ash-throated Flycatcher 1       1      
Great Kiskadee 447       96      
Tropical Kingbird 37       20      
Couch's Kingbird 25       16      
Western Kingbird 1       1      
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 44       11      
Rose-throated Becard 1       1      
Loggerhead Shrike 382       171      
White-eyed Vireo 97       48      
Blue-headed Vireo 17       15      
Hutton's Vireo 1       1      
Brown Jay 2       2      
Green Jay 433       94      
Blue Jay 4,093       1,598      
Western Scrub-Jay 204       103      
American Crow 4,715       1,023      
Chihuahuan Raven 683       10      
Common Raven 67       39      
Horned Lark 76       14      
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 98       15      
Purple Martin 531       138      
Tree Swallow 401       35      
Barn Swallow 84       30      
Cave Swallow 430       34      
Carolina Chickadee 5,493       2,036      
Tufted Titmouse 2,002       856      
Black-crested Titmouse 1,761       622      
Verdin 21       16      
Bushtit 8       3      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 17       9      
White-breasted Nuthatch 113       75      
Brown-headed Nuthatch 29       23      
Brown Creeper 142       108      
Rock Wren 7       5      
Canyon Wren 33       24      
House Wren 366       145      
Winter Wren 28       21      
Sedge Wren 7       5      
Marsh Wren 32       21      
Bewick's Wren 498       311      
Carolina Wren 1,837       1,042      
Cactus Wren 34       17      
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 139       57      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 64       40      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 675       402      
Eastern Bluebird 1,878       518      
Mountain Bluebird 131       9      
Swainson's Thrush 1       1      
Hermit Thrush 129       84      
Clay-colored Thrush 14       7      
American Robin 27,317       1,209      
Gray Catbird 35       16      
Northern Mockingbird 4,168       1,782      
Sage Thrasher 4       4      
Brown Thrasher 141       107      
Long-billed Thrasher 141       68      
Curve-billed Thrasher 111       67      
European Starling 11,207       754      
American Pipit 470       28      
Sprague's Pipit 16       7      
Cedar Waxwing 15,982       523      
Phainopepla 1       1      
Lapland Longspur 15       5      
Chestnut-collared Longspur 3       1      
McCown's Longspur 200       1      
Ovenbird 3       3      
Northern Waterthrush 1       1      
Black-and-white Warbler 20       17      
Tennessee Warbler 1       1      
Orange-crowned Warbler 958       492      
Nashville Warbler 3       3      
Common Yellowthroat 84       48      
Northern Parula 8       2      
Tropical Parula 2       2      
Yellow Warbler 2       1      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Pine Warbler 593       264      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,500       787      
Yellow-throated Warbler 23       18      
Black-throated Green Warbler 7       6      
Golden-crowned Warbler 4       4      
Wilson's Warbler 22       20      
Yellow-breasted Chat 5       1      
White-collared Seedeater 3       2      
Olive Sparrow 59       25      
Green-tailed Towhee 22       15      
Spotted Towhee 602       273      
Eastern Towhee 63       42      
Rufous-crowned Sparrow 154       54      
Canyon Towhee 44       23      
Cassin's Sparrow 63       13      
American Tree Sparrow 2       1      
Chipping Sparrow 13,767       1,108      
Clay-colored Sparrow 9       6      
Brewer's Sparrow 2       2      
Field Sparrow 1,588       307      
Vesper Sparrow 397       74      
Lark Sparrow 128       29      
Black-throated Sparrow 273       57      
Lark Bunting 1,092       29      
Savannah Sparrow 1,150       127      
Grasshopper Sparrow 36       9      
Le Conte's Sparrow 17       6      
Seaside Sparrow 32       3      
Fox Sparrow 122       61      
Song Sparrow 865       221      
Lincoln's Sparrow 186       74      
Swamp Sparrow 136       40      
White-throated Sparrow 1,532       370      
Harris's Sparrow 1,087       182      
White-crowned Sparrow 2,869       437      
Dark-eyed Junco 6,688       1,135      
Summer Tanager 7       7      
Western Tanager 2       2      
Crimson-collared Grosbeak 1       1      
Northern Cardinal 12,768       2,989      
Pyrrhuloxia 290       96      
Black-headed Grosbeak 2       2      
Red-winged Blackbird 40,485       992      
Eastern Meadowlark 1,561       143      
Western Meadowlark 851       79      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 10       9      
Rusty Blackbird 191       8      
Brewer's Blackbird 7,065       85      
Common Grackle 9,362       431      
Boat-tailed Grackle 193       20      
Great-tailed Grackle 60,103       736      
Bronzed Cowbird 328       14      
Brown-headed Cowbird 19,572       588      
Hooded Oriole 2       1      
Altamira Oriole 63       25      
Audubon's Oriole 40       21      
Baltimore Oriole 6       5      
Purple Finch 469       102      
House Finch 8,999       1,683      
Common Redpoll 2       2      
Pine Siskin 1,103       188      
Lesser Goldfinch 3,416       529      
American Goldfinch 21,153       1,599      
House Sparrow 21,658       1,882      
Nutmeg Mannikin 100       5      
Total 602,367             

A total of 327 species were reported.

See list of localities in Texas with reports.

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