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Accepted Texas Species

Last Updated: September 16, 2013

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 639 species as of June 19, 2013 and includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes outlined in the 54th supplement ( Auk, Vol. 130, No. 3 (July 2013), pp. 558-571) to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. Species shown boldfaced (150) are considered "Review Species" by the TBRC for which documentation for review is requested for any record. Species further qualified by "(photo)" have one or more photographs available for viewing on this website; if followed by an asterisk "*" the photo(s) is(are) only of specimens.

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)
RI = Reintroduction in progress - not established (2)
E = Extinct (2)
e = extirpated (1)
u = uncertain origin (stable to increasing populations of introduced/native origin) (2)

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
Brant (photo) Branta bernicla
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Canada Goose  Branta canadensis
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 (photo) 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 (photo) Somateria spectabilis
Common Eider (photo)* Somateria mollissima
Harlequin Duck (photo) Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter Melanitta americana
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye (photo) Bucephala islandica
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Masked Duck (photo) Nomonyx dominicus
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
   
ORDER GALLIFORMES: GUANS
Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
   
ORDER GALLIFORMES: QUAIL
Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata
Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
Montezuma Quail Cyrtonyx montezumae
   
ORDER GALLIFORMES: PARTRIDGES, GROUSE, AND TURKEYS
Ring-necked Pheasant (I) Phasianus colchicus
Greater Prairie-Chicken (RI) Tympanuchus cupido
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
   

 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 (photo) Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
   
ORDER PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: FLAMINGOES
American Flamingo (photo) Phoenicopterus ruber
   
ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: ALBATROSSES
Yellow-nosed Albatross (photo) Thalassarche chlororhynchus
   
ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: SHEARWATERS AND PETRELS
Black-capped Petrel (photo) Pterodroma hasitata
Stejneger's Petrel (photo)* Pterodroma longirostris
White-chinned Petrel (photo) Procellaria aequinoctialis
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Great Shearwater (photo) Puffinus gravis
Sooty Shearwater (photo) Puffinus griseus
Manx Shearwater (photo) Puffinus puffinus
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri
   
ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: STORM-PETRELS
Leach's Storm-Petrel (photo) Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (photo) Oceanodroma castro
   
ORDER PHAETHONTIFORMES: TROPICBIRDS
Red-billed Tropicbird (photo) Phaethon aethereus
   
ORDER CICONIIFORMES: STORKS
Jabiru (photo) Jabiru mycteria
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
   
ORDER SULIFORMES: FRIGATEBIRDS
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
   
ORDER SULIFORMES: 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 SULIFORMES: CORMORANTS
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
   
ORDER SULIFORMES: DARTERS
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: PELICANS
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
   
ORDER PELECANIFORMES: BITTERNS AND HERONS
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (photo) Tigrisoma mexicanum
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
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 PELCANIFORMES: IBISES AND SPOONBILLS
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
Glossy Ibis (photo) Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
   

ORDER ACCIPITRIFORMES: AMERICAN VULTURES

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
 
ORDER ACCIPITRIFORMES: OSPREY
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
ORDER ACCIPITRIFORMES: KITES, HAWKS, EAGLES, AND ALLIES
Hook-billed Kite (photo) Chondrohierax uncinatus
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Snail Kite (photo) Rostrhamus sociabilis
Double-toothed Kite (photo) Harpagus bidentatus
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
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
Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus
Short-tailed Hawk (photo) 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 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 (photo)* Neocrex erythrops
Spotted Rail (photo)* Pardirallus maculatus
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
American Coot Fulica americana
   
ORDER GRUIFORMES: CRANES
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Whooping Crane Grus americana
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: THICK-KNEES
Double-striped Thick-knee (photo)* Burhinus bistriatus
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: STILTS AND AVOCETS
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: OYSTERCATCHERS
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: PLOVERS
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-Plover (photo) Pluvialis fulva
Collared Plover (photo) Charadrius collaris
Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: JACANAS
Northern Jacana (photo) Jacana spinosa
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, AND ALLIES
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper  Tringa solitaria
Wandering Tattler (photo) Tringa incana
Spotted Redshank (photo) Tringa erythropus
Greater Yellowlegs   Tringa melanoleuca
Willet Tringa semipalmata
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Eskimo Curlew (photo) Numenius borealis
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Black-tailed Godwit (photo) Limosa limosa
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Surfbird (photo) Calidris virgata
Ruff (photo) Calidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (photo) Calidris acuminata
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Curlew Sandpiper (photo) Calidris ferruginea
Red-necked Stint (photo) Calidris ruficollis
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Purple Sandpiper (photo) Calidris maritima
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
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 AND JAEGERS
South Polar Skua (photo) Stercorarius maccormicki
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus 
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger (photo) Stercorarius longicaudus
   
ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: GULLS, TERNS AND SKIMMERS,
Black-legged Kittiwake (photo)  Rissa tridactyla
Sabine's Gull (photo) Xema sabini
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Black-headed Gull (photo) Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Little Gull (photo) Hydrocoloeus minutus
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Black-tailed Gull (photo) Larus crassirostris 
Heermann's Gull (photo) Larus heermanni
Mew Gull (photo) Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Western Gull (photo) Larus occidentalis
California Gull (photo) Larus californicus
Herring Gull (photo of Siberian form) Larus argentatus
Yellow-legged Gull (photo) Larus michahellis
Thayer's Gull (photo) Larus thayeri
Iceland Gull (photo) Larus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo) Larus fuscus
Slaty-backed Gull (photo) Larus schistisagus
Glaucous-winged Gull (photo) Larus glaucescens
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 
Great Black-backed Gull photo) Larus marinus
Kelp Gull (photo) Larus dominicanus
Brown Noddy (photo) Anous stolidus
Black Noddy (photo) Anous minutus
Sooty Tern (photo) Onychoprion fuscatus
Bridled Tern (photo) Onychoprion anaethetus
Least Tern Sternula antillarum
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Roseate Tern (photo)* Sterna dougallii
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern (photo) Sterna paradisaea
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
Elegant Tern (photo) Thalasseus elegans
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
   
ORDER COLUMBIFORMES: PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Pigeon (I) Columba livia
Red-billed Pigeon Patagioenas flavirostris
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove (I) Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Passenger Pigeon (E) Ectopistes migratorius
Inca Dove Columbina inca
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-Dove (photo) Columbina talpacoti
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
Ruddy Quail-Dove (photo) Geotrygon montana
   
ORDER CUCULIFORMES: CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS, AND ANIS
Dark-billed Cuckoo (photo)* Coccyzus melacoryphus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Mangrove Cuckoo (photo) Coccyzus minor
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythrophthalmus
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
ORDER STRIGIFORMES: BARN OWLS
Barn Owl Tyto alba
   
ORDER STRIGIFORMES: TYPICAL OWLS
Flammulated Owl Psiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii
Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl (photo) Bubo scandiacus
Northern Pygmy-Owl (photo) Glaucidium gnoma
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (photo) Glaucidium brasilianum
Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Mottled Owl (photo)* 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
Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis
Eastern Whip-poor-will Antrostomus vociferus
Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae
   
ORDER APODIFORMES: SWIFTS
White-collared Swift (photo) Streptoprocne zonaris
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
   
ORDER APODIFORMES: HUMMINGBIRDS
Green Violetear (photo) Colibri thalassinus
Green-breasted Mango (photo) Anthracothorax prevostii
Magnificent Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
Blue-throated Hummingbird Lampornis clemenciae
Lucifer Hummingbird Calothorax lucifer
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
Costa's Hummingbird (photo) Calypte costae
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin
Calliope Hummingbird Selasphorus calliope
Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris
Berylline Hummingbird (photo) Amazilia beryllina 
Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (photo) Amazilia violiceps
White-eared Hummingbird (photo) Hylocharis leucotis
   
ORDER TROGONIFORMES: TROGONS
Elegant Trogon (photo) Trogon elegans
   
ORDER CORACIIFORMES: KINGFISHERS
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquatus
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
Amazon Kingfisher (photo) Chloroceryle amazona
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
   
ORDER PICIFORMES: WOODPECKERS AND ALLIES
Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted Sapsucker (photo) Sphyrapicus ruber
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) (photo)* Campephilus principalis
   
ORDER FALCONIFORMES: FOREST-FALCONS, CARACARAS AND FALCONS
Collared Forest-Falcon (photo) Micrastur semitorquatus
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Aplomado Falcon (RI) (photo) Falco femoralis
Gyrfalcon (photo) Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
   
ORDER PSITTACIFORMES: PARAKEETS AND PARROTS
Monk Parakeet (I) Myiopsitta monachus
Carolina Parakeet (E) Conuropsis carolinensis
Green Parakeet (u) Aratinga holochlora
Red-crowned Parrot (u) Amazona viridigenalis
   
ORDER PASSERIFORMES: PASSERINES
   
FAMILY THAMNOPHILIDAE: ANTSHRIKES and ANTWRENS
Barred Antshrike (audio) Thamnophilus doliatus
   
FAMILY TYRANNIDAE: TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
Greenish Elaenia (photo) Myiopagis viridicata
White-crested Elaenia (photo) Elaenia albiceps chilensis
Tufted Flycatcher (photo) Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Greater Pewee (photo) 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
Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii
Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
Cordilleran Flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis
Buff-breasted Flycatcher (photo) Empidonax fulvifrons
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (photo) Myiarchus tuberculifer
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Nutting's Flycatcher (photo) Myiarchus nuttingi
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Social Flycatcher (photo) Myiozetetes similis 
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 (photo) 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
   
FAMILY TITYRIDAE: TITYRAS, BECARDS, AND ALLIES
Masked Tityra (photo) Tityra semifasciata
Rose-throated Becard (photo) Pachyramphus aglaiae
   
FAMILY LANIIDAE: SHRIKES
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
   
FAMILY VIREONIDAE: VIREOS
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapilla
Gray Vireo Vireo vicinior
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
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 (photo) Vireo altiloquus
Yucatan Vireo (photo) Vireo magister
   
FAMILY CORVIDAE: JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS
Brown Jay (photo) Psilorhinus morio
Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
Pinyon Jay (photo) Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
Mexican Jay Aphelocoma wollweberi
Clark's Nutcracker (photo) Nucifraga columbiana
Black-billed Magpie (photo) Pica hudsonia
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Tamaulipas Crow (photo) 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 (photo)* Progne chalybea
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
   
FAMILY PARIDAE: TITMICE AND CHICKADEES
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
Black-capped Chickadee (photo)* Poecile atricapillus
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
   
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
   
FAMILY POLIOPTILIDAE: GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura
   
FAMILY CINCLIDAE: DIPPERS
American Dipper (photo) Cinclus mexicanus
   
FAMILY REGULIDAE: KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
   
FAMILY MUSCICAPIDAE: OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS, ROBINS, AND ALLIES
Northern Wheatear (photo) Oenanthe oenanthe
   
FAMILY TURDIDAE: SOLITAIRES, THRUSHES, AND ALLIES
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush (photo) Catharus aurantiirostris
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush (photo) Catharus mexicanus
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
Clay-colored Thrush (photo) Turdus grayi
White-throated Thrush (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
Blue Mockingbird (photo) Melanotis caerulescens
Black Catbird (photo)* Melanoptila glabrirostris
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre
Crissal Thrasher Toxostoma crissale
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 
   
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 (photo) Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
   
FAMILY PTILIOGONATIDAE: SILKY-FLYCATCHERS
Gray Silky-flycatcher (photo) Ptiliogonys cinereus
Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens
   
FAMILY PEUCEDRAMIDAE: OLIVE WARBLER
Olive Warbler (photo) Peucedramus taeniatus
   
FAMILY CALCARIIDAE: LONGSPURS AND ALLIES
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus
McCown's Longspur Rhynchophanes mccownii
Snow Bunting (photo) Plectrophenax nivalis
   
FAMILY PARULIDAE: WOOD-WARBLERS
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
Colima Warbler Oreothlypis crissalis
Lucy's Warbler Oreothlypis luciae
Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's Warbler Oreothlypis virginiae
Connecticut Warbler (photo) Oporornis agilis
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (photo) Geothlypis poliocephala
MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei
Mourning Warbler Geothlypis philadelphia
Kentucky Warbler Geothlypis formosa
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea
Northern Parula Setophaga americana
Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
Yellow Warbler (photo of "Mangrove Warbler") Setophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
Grace's Warbler Setophaga graciae
Black-throated Gray Warbler Setophaga nigrescens
Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis
Golden-cheeked Warbler Setophaga chrysoparia
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
Fan-tailed Warbler (photo) Basileuterus lachrymosus
Rufous-capped Warbler (photo) Basileuterus rufifrons
Golden-crowned Warbler (photo) Basileuterus culicivorus
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
Slate-throated Redstart (photo) Myioborus miniatus
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
   
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
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps
Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca
Botteri's Sparrow Peucaea botterii
Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii
Bachman's Sparrow Peucaea aestivalis
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
Sagebrush Sparrow Artemisiospiza nevadensis
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Baird's Sparrow (photo) Ammodramus bairdii
Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
Le Conte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Nelson's 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 (photo) Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco (photo of "White-winged" form) Junco hyemalis
Yellow-eyed Junco (photo) Junco phaeonotus
   
FAMILY CARDINALIDAE: CARDINALS, NEW WORLD GROSBEAKS AND BUNTINGS
Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
Flame-colored Tanager (photo) Piranga bidentata
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 (photo of Fuertes's form)* Icterus spurius
Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus
Streak-backed Oriole (photo) Icterus pustulatus
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
Audubon's Oriole Icterus graduacauda
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum
   
FAMILY FRINGILLIDAE: FINCHES AND ALLIES
Pine Grosbeak (photo) Pinicola enucleator
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
Cassin's Finch Haemorhous cassinii
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill (photo) Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll (photo) Acanthis flammea
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
Lawrence's Goldfinch (photo) Spinus lawrencei
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
Evening Grosbeak (photo) 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 (identifiable specimen, photo, video, or audio recording).

Murre species Uria sp.
Razorbill Alca torda
White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Crescent-chested Warbler Oreothlypis superciliosa



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

 





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