Current Count:

Last Updated: January 1, 2017

  • Categorized by Family then ABC by Species
  • Bird [M/D] = First sighting of the year
  • Bird = Area resident, struck-out until spotted
  • Bird = Lifer (new to eyes or list ever)
  • Goal = 300 or all of them!

Avocets and Stilts: American AvocetBlack-necked Stilt

Barn and Typical OwlsBarn Owl, Barred Owl, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl

Bitterns, Herons, Darters and Egrets: American BitternAnhingaBlack-crowned Night-Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, Least Bittern, Little Blue Heron, Reddish Egret, Snowy Egret, Tri-colored Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Blackbirds and Orioles: Baltimore Oriole, Boat-tailed Grackle, Bobolink, Brewer’s Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Eastern Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle, Orchard Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Caracaras and Falcons: American Kestrel, Crested Caracara, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon

Cardinals and Grosbeaks: Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, Indigo Bunting, Northern Cardinal, Painted Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Cormorants: Neotropic Cormorant, Great-crested Cormorant

Cranes: Sandhill Crane, Whooping Crane

Creepers: Brown Creeper

Crows and Jays: American Crow, Blue Jay, Common Raven,

Cuckoos and Roadrunners: Black-billed Cuckoo, Greater Roadrunner, Groove-billed Ani, Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Ducks, Geese, and Swans: American Wigeon, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Canvasback, Cinnamon Teal, Common Goldeneye, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Gadwall, Greater Scaup, Greater White-fronted Goose, Green-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Mottled Duck, Muscovy Duck, Mute Swan, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Red-breasted Merganser, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ross’s Goose, Ruddy Duck, Snow Goose, Wood Duck

Emberazids (New World Sparrows): Chipping Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Harris’s Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Swamp Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow

Finches: American Goldfinch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Scaly-breasted Munia

Frigatebirds: Magnificent Frigatebird

Gnatcatchers, Old World Sparrows: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, House Sparrow

Goatsuckers, Nighthawks, Nightjars: Common Nighthawk, Lesser Nighthawk, Chuck-will’s-widow

Grebes: Eared Grebe, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Black Skimmer, Black Tern, Bonaparte’s Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Franklin’s Gull, Forster’s Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Herring Gull, Laughing Gull, Least Tern, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern

Hummingbirds: Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird

Ibises and Spoonbills: Glossy Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis

Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher

Kinglets: Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Kites, Eagles, and Hawks: Bald Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Harris’s Hawk, Mississippi Kite, Northern Harrier, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, White-tailed Hawk, White-tailed Kite

Lapwings and Plovers: American Golden-Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Piping Plover, Semi-palmated Plover, Snowy Plover, Wilson’s Plover

Lark: Horned Lark

Loons: Common Loon

Lories, Parakeets, Macaws, Parrots: Monk Parakeet

Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird

New World Quails: Northern Bobwhite

New World Vultures: Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture

Nuthatches: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Osprey: Osprey

Oystercatchers: American Oystercatcher

Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys: Wild Turkey

Pelicans: American White Pelican, Brown Pelican

Pigeons and Doves: Common Ground-Dove, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Inca Dove, Mourning Dove, Ringed Turtle-Dove, Rock Dove, White-winged Dove

Rails and Coots: American Coot, Black Rail, Clapper Rail, Common Gallinule, King Rail, Purple Gallinule, Sora, Virginia Rail, Yellow Rail

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, Allies: American Woodcock, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Hudsonian Godwit, Least Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Marbled Godwit, Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstone, Ruff, Sanderling, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Whimbrel, White-rumped Sandpiper, Willet, Wilson’s Phalarope, Wilson’s Snipe

Shrikes: Loggerhead Shrike

Starlings: European Starling

Storks: Wood Stork

Swallows: Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cave Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow

Swifts: Chimney Swift

TanagersScarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager

Thrushes: American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Wood Thrush, Veery

Titmice and Chicakdees: Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse

Tyrant Flycatchers: Acadian Flycatcher, Couch’s Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood Pewee, Great-crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Least Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Vermillion Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Alder/Willow “Trails” Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Vireos: Blue-headed Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo

Wagtails and Pipits: American Pipit, Sprague’s Pipit

Waxwings: Cedar Waxwing

Weavers: Orange Bishop

Wood-warblers: American Redstart, Bay-breasted WarblerBlack-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, “Brewster’s” Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Golden-winged Warbler, Hermit Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Magnolia Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Northern Waterthrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Ovenbird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson’s Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler

Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-cockaded WoodpeckerRed-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Wrens: Carolina Wren, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Rock Wren, Sedge Wren, Winter Wren

New places we plan to visit this year…stay tuned!

  • Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Matagorda, TX
  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, TX
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, TX
  • San Jacinto Battleground, Pasadena, TX

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