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Accepted Texas Species

Last Updated: 18 October, 2002

The following is the official list of bird species accepted for Texas by the Texas Bird Records Committee (TBRC) of the Texas Ornithological Society. This list totals 622 species as of October 18, 2002 and includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes outlined in the 43rd supplement (Auk, July 2002) to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. Species shown boldfaced (140) are considered "Review Species" by the TBRC for which documentation for review is requested for any record. Species further qualified by "(photo)" have a photograph available for viewing on this website.

To be considered a fully accepted species on the Texas list at least one of the following is required:

  1. An extant specimen identified by a recognized authority together with convincing evidence that the specimen was obtained within Texas.
  2. One or more photographs that clearly demonstrate definitive characters with convincing evidence that the photos were taken within Texas.
  3. An audio recording of a bird vocalization that clearly demonstrates definitive characters with convincing evidence that the recording was made within Texas.

In addition to the above, the record itself must be reviewed and accepted by the TBRC.

I = Introduced (6)
E = Extinct (2)
e = extirpated (1)
u = uncertain origin (stable to increasing populations of introduced/native origin) (2)

ORDER GAVIIFORMES: LOONS
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Common Loon Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon (photo) Gavia adamsii
   
ORDER PODICIPEDIFORMES: GREBES
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
   
ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: ALBATROSSES
Yellow-nosed Albatross (photo) Thalassarche chlororhynchus
   
ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: SHEARWATERS AND PETRELS
White-chinned Petrel (photo) Procellaria aequinoctialis
Black-capped Petrel (photo) Pterodroma hasitata
Stejneger's Petrel Pterodroma longirostris
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
Manx Shearwater (photo) Puffinus puffinus
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
   
ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: STORM-PETRELS
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (photo) Oceanodroma castro
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: TROPICBIRDS
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: BOOBIES AND GANNETS
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Blue-footed Booby (photo) Sula nebouxii
Brown Booby (photo) Sula leucogaster
Red-footed Booby (photo) Sula sula
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: PELICANS
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: CORMORANTS
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: DARTERS
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: FRIGATEBIRDS
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
   
ORDER CICONIIFORMES: BITTERNS AND HERONS
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea albus
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
   
ORDER CICONIIFORMES: IBISES AND SPOONBILLS
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis (photo) Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
   
ORDER CICONIIFORMES: STORKS
Jabiru (photo) Jabiru mycteria
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
   
ORDER CICONIIFORMES: AMERICAN VULTURES
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
   
ORDER PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: FLAMINGOES
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
   
ORDER ANSERIFORMES: SWANS, GEESE, AND DUCKS
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Ross's Goose (photo - blue morph) Chen rossii
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Brant (photo) Branta bernicla
Trumpeter Swan (photo) Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Muscovy Duck (photo) Cairina moschata
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon (photo) Anas penelope
American Wigeon Anas americana
American Black Duck (photo) Anas rubripes
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey (photo) Anas querquedula
Green-winged Teal (photo of Eurasian form) Anas crecca
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Masked Duck (photo) Nomonyx dominicus
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
   
ORDER FALCONIFORMES: KITES, HAWKS, EAGLES, AND ALLIES
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Hook-billed Kite (photo) Chondrohierax uncinatus
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk (photo) Accipiter gentilis
Crane Hawk (photo) Geranospiza caerulescens
Gray Hawk Asturina nitida
Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
Roadside Hawk (photo) Buteo magnirostris
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
Swainson's Hawk (photo - winter) Buteo swainsoni
White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus
Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
   
ORDER FALCONIFORMES: CARACARAS AND FALCONS
Collared Forest-Falcon (photo) Micrastur semitorquatus
Crested Caracara Caracara plancus
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Aplomado Falcon (photo) Falco femoralis
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
   
ORDER GALLIFORMES: GUANS
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
   
ORDER GALLIFORMES: PARTRIDGES, GROUSE, AND TURKEYS
Ring-necked Pheasant (I) Phasianus colchicus
Greater Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus cupido
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
   
ORDER GALLIFORMES: QUAIL
Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata
Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Montezuma Quail Cyrtonyx montezumae
   
ORDER GRUIFORMES: RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS
Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris
King Rail Rallus elegans
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
Paint-billed Crake Neocrex erythrops
Spotted Rail Pardirallus maculatus
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
American Coot Fulica americana
   
ORDER GRUIFORMES: CRANES
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Whooping Crane Grus americana
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: THICK-KNEES
Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: PLOVERS
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Collared Plover (photo) Charadrius collaris
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: OYSTERCATCHERS
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: STILTS AND AVOCETS
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: JACANAS
Northern Jacana (photo) Jacana spinosa
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, AND ALLIES
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Spotted Redshank (photo) Tringa eythropus
Solitary Sandpiper   Tringa solitaria
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Wandering Tattler (photo) Heteroscelus incanus
Spotted Sandpiper Actitus macularia
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Surfbird Aphriza virgata
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (photo) Calidris acuminata
Purple Sandpiper (photo) Calidris maritima
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
Ruff (photo) Philomachus pugnax
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope (photo) Phalaropus fulicarius
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: SKUAS, GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan
Little Gull (photo) Larus minutus
Black-headed Gull (photo) Larus ridibundus
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
Black-tailed Gull (photo) Larus crassirostris 
Mew Gull (photo) Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
California Gull (photo) Larus californicus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Thayer's Gull (photo) Larus thayeri
Iceland Gull (photo) Larus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo) Larus fuscus
Slaty-backed Gull (photo) Larus schistisagus
Western Gull (photo) Larus occidentalis
Yellow-footed Gull (photo) Larus livens
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 
Great Black-backed Gull photo) Larus marinus
Kelp Gull (photo) Larus dominicanus
Sabine's Gull (photo) Xema sabini
 Black-legged Kittiwake (photo)  Rissa tridactyla
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
Royal Tern Sterna maxima
Elegant Tern Sterna elegans
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Roseate Tern Sterna dougalli
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern (photo) Sterna paradisaea
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
Least Tern Sterna antillarum
Bridled Tern (photo) Sterna anaethetus
Sooty Tern (photo) Sterna fuscata
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
Black Noddy (photo) Anous minutus
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
   
ORDER COLUMBIFORMES: PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Dove (I) Columba livia
Red-billed Pigeon Columba flavirostris
Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove (I) Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Passenger Pigeon (E) Ectopistes migratorius
Inca Dove Scardafella inca
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-Dove (photo) Columbina talpacoti
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
Ruddy Quail-Dove (photo) Geotrygon montana
   
ORDER PSITTACIFORMES: PARAKEETS AND PARROTS
Monk Parakeet (I) Myiopsitta monachus
Carolina Parakeet (E) Conuropsis carolinensis
Green Parakeet (u) Aratinga holochroa
Red-crowned Parrot (u) Amazona viridigenalis
   
ORDER CUCULIFORMES: CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS, AND ANIS
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythrophthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
ORDER STRIGIFORMES: BARN OWLS
Barn Owl Tyto alba
   
ORDER STRIGIFORMES: TYPICAL OWLS
Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus
Eastern Screech-Owl Otus asio
Western Screech-Owl Otus kennicottii
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca
Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (photo) Glaucidium brasilianum
Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Mottled Owl Ciccaba virgata
Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis
Barred Owl Strix varia
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Stygian Owl (photo) Asio stygius
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet Owl (photo) Aegolius acadicus
   
ORDER CAPRIMULGIFORMES: GOATSUCKERS
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
   
ORDER APODIFORMES: SWIFTS
White-collared Swift (photo) Streptoprocne zonaris
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
   
ORDER APODIFORMES: HUMMINGBIRDS
Green Violet-ear (photo) Colibri thalassinus
Green-breasted Mango (photo) Anthracothorax prevostii
Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris
White-eared Hummingbird (photo) Hylocharis leucotis
Berylline Hummingbird (photo) Amazilia beryllina 
Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (photo) Amazilia violiceps
Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae
Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae
Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin
   
ORDER TROGONIFORMES: TROGONS
Elegant Trogon Trogon elegans
   
ORDER CORACIIFORMES: KINGFISHERS
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
   
ORDER PICIFORMES: WOODPECKERS AND ALLIES
Lewis' Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted Sapsucker (photo) Sphyrapicus ruber
Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Ivory-billed Woodpecker (e) Campephilus principalis
   
ORDER PASSERIFORMES: PASSERINES
   
FAMILY TYRANNIDAE: TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
Greenish Elaenia (photo) Myiopagis viridicata
Tufted Flycatcher (photo) Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii
Cordilleran Flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis
Buff-breasted Flycatcher Empidonax fulvifrons
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (photo) Myiodynastes luteiventris
 Piratic Flycatcher (photo)  Legatus leucophaius
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Gray Kingbird (photo) Tyrannus dominicensis
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (photo) Tyrannus savana
   
incertae sedis: FAMILY UNCERTAIN
Rose-throated Becard (photo) Pachyramphus aglaiae
Masked Tityra (photo) Tityra semifasciata
   
FAMILY LANIIDAE: SHRIKES
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
   
FAMILY VIREONIDAE: VIREOS
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapillus
Gray Vireo Vireo vicinior
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Yellow-green Vireo (photo) Vireo flavoviridis
Black-whiskered Vireo Vireo altiloquus
Yucatan Vireo (photo) Vireo magister
   
FAMILY CORVIDAE: JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS
Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio
Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
Mexican Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina
Pinyon Jay Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Clark's Nutcracker (photo) Nucifraga columbiana
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Tamaulipas Crow Corvus imparatus
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
Chihuahuan Raven Corvus cryptoleucus
Common Raven Corvus corax
   
FAMILY ALAUDIDAE: LARKS
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
   
FAMILY HIRUNDINIDAE: SWALLOWS
Purple Martin Progne subis
Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonata
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
   
FAMILY PARIDAE: TITMICE AND CHICKADEES
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapilla
Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli
Juniper Titmouse Baeolophus ridgwayi
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus 
   
FAMILY REMIZIDAE: VERDINS
Verdin Auriparus flaviceps
   
FAMILY AEGITHALIDAE: BUSHTITS
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
   
FAMILY SITTIDAE: NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
   
FAMILY CERTHIIDAE: CREEPERS
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
   
FAMILY TROGLODYTIDAE: WRENS
Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
   
FAMILY CINCLIDAE: DIPPERS
American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus
   
FAMILY REGULIDAE: KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
   
FAMILY SYLVIIDAE: GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura
   
FAMILY TURDIDAE: SOLITAIRES, THRUSHES, AND ALLIES
Northern Wheatear (photo) Oenanthe oenanthe
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush (photo) Catharus aurantiirostris
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
Clay-colored Robin (photo) Turdus grayi
White-throated Robin (photo) Turdus assimilis
Rufous-backed Robin (photo) Turdus rufopalliatus
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush (photo) Ixoreus naevius
Aztec Thrush (photo) Ridgwayia pinicola
   
FAMILY MIMIDAE: MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS, AND ALLIES
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Black Catbird Melanoptila glabrirostris
Blue Mockingbird (photo) Melanotis caerulescens
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre
Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
Crissal Thrasher Toxostoma crissale
   
FAMILY STURNIDAE: STARLINGS
European Starling (I) Sturnus vulgaris
   
FAMILY MOTACILLIDAE: PIPITS
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
   
FAMILY BOMBYCILLIDAE: WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
   
FAMILY PTILOGONATIDAE: SILKY-FLYCATCHERS
Gray Silky-flycatcher (photo) Ptilogonys cinereus
Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens
   
FAMILY PEUCEDRAMIDAE: OLIVE WARBLER
Olive Warbler (photo) Peucedramus taeniatus
   
FAMILY PARULIDAE: WOOD-WARBLERS
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora pinus
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
Virginia's Warbler Vermivora virginiae
Colima Warbler Vermivora crissalis
Lucy's Warbler Vermivora luciae
Northern Parula Parula americana
Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
Yellow Warbler (photo of "Mangrove Warbler") Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi
Hermit Warbler Dendroica occidentalis
Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
Golden-cheeked Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia
Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca
Yellow-throated Warbler Dendroica dominica
Grace's Warbler Dendroica graciae
Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
Bay-breasted Warbler Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler Dendroica cerulea
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorus
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush Seiurus motacilla
Kentucky Warbler Oporornis formosus
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
MacGillivray's Warbler Oporornis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (photo) Geothlypis poliocephala
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis
Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
Slate-throated Redstart (photo) Myioborus miniatus
Golden-crowned Warbler (photo) Basileuterus culicivorus
Rufous-capped Warbler (photo) Basileuterus rufifrons
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
   
FAMILY THRAUPIDAE: TANAGERS
Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
Flame-colored Tanager (photo) Piranga bidentata
   
FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: NEW WORLD SPARROWS AND ALLIES
White-collared Seedeater (photo) Sporophila torqueola
Yellow-faced Grassquit (photo) Tiaris olivaceus
   
Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
Canyon Towhee Pipilo fuscus
Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis
Botteri's Sparrow Aimophila botterii
Cassin's Sparrow Aimophila cassinii
Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
Black-chinned Sparrow Spizella atrogularis
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
Sage Sparrow Amphispiza belli
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Baird's Sparrow (photo) Ammodramus bairdii
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus
McCown's Longspur Calcarius mccownii
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus
Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus
Snow Bunting (photo) Plectrophenax nivalis
   
FAMILY CARDINALIDAE: CARDINALS, NEW WORLD GROSBEAKS AND BUNTINGS
Crimson-collared Grosbeak (photo) Rhodothraupis celaeno
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Blue Bunting (photo) Cyanocompsa parellina
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
Dickcissel Spiza americana
   
FAMILY ICTERIDAE: BLACKBIRDS, MEADOWLARKS, AND ORIOLES
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
Shiny Cowbird (photo) Molothrus bonariensis
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Black-vented Oriole (photo) Icterus wagleri
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus
Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
Audubon's Oriole Icterus graduacauda
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum
   
FAMILY FRINGILLIDAE: FINCHES AND ALLIES
Pine Grosbeak (photo) Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
Cassin's Finch Carpodacus cassinii
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill (photo) Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll (photo) Carduelis flammea
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
Lawrence's Goldfinch (photo) Carduelis lawrencei
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
   
FAMILY PASSERIDAE: OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow (I) Passer domesticus



Presumptive Species List

The following is the official TBRC list of species for which written descriptions of sight records have been accepted by the TBRC but the species has not yet met the requirements for full acceptance on the Texas List (specimen, photo, video, or audio recording).

Murre species Uria sp.
White-crowned Pigeon Columba leucocephala
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
Crescent-chested Warbler Parula superciliosa



We'll keep you informed of all additions to all lists as they become final.

 





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