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Texas: 4/13/2013 - 4/20/2013 (Center on Map)

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Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)



Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) Whooping Crane (Grus americana) - Eating Snake Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans) Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) - Male Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) Chuck-wills-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis) Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) Wilsons Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)

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Species Recorded (203)

Birds ( 190 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Loons ( Gaviidae )
Common Loon - Gavia immer

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus
Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus
Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja
White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors
Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Gadwall - Anas strepera
Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara cheriway
Merlin - Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Greater Prairie-chicken - Tympanuchus cupido

New World Quail ( Odontophoridae )
Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
Sora - Porzana carolina
Clapper Rail - Rallus crepitans

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Whooping Crane - Grus americana

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Piping Plover - Charadrius melodus
Snowy Plover - Charadrius nivosus
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
Wilson's Plover - Charadrius wilsonia
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
American Oystercatcher - Haematopus palliatus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-necked Stilt - Himantopus mexicanus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Dunlin - Calidris alpina
Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus
Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri
Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus
Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor
Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca
Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri
Least Tern - Sternula antillarum
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Inca Dove - Columbina inca
Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove - Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Greater Roadrunner - Geococcyx californianus

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus
Eastern Screech-Owl - Megascops asio

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Chuck-will's-widow - Antrostomus carolinensis
Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Black-chinned Hummingbird - Archilochus alexandri
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

( Coccyzidae )
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus forficatus
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Cave Swallow - Petrochelidon fulva
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay - Aphelocoma woodhouseii
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Black-crested Titmouse - Baeolophus atricristatus
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
Carolina Chickadee - Poecile carolinensis

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Black-capped Vireo - Vireo atricapilla
White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Kentucky Warbler - Geothlypis formosa
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Tennessee Warbler - Oreothlypis peregrina
Nashville Warbler - Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
Prothonotary Warbler - Protonotaria citrea
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Cerulean Warbler - Setophaga cerulea
Golden-cheeked Warbler - Setophaga chrysoparia
Hooded Warbler - Setophaga citrina
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Yellow-throated Warbler - Setophaga dominica
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Blackpoll Warbler - Setophaga striata
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens
Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Painted Bunting - Passerina ciris
Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus
Dickcissel - Spiza americana

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Seaside Sparrow - Ammodramus maritimus
Grasshopper Sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Boat-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus major
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

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