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Accepted Texas Species

Last Updated: March 30, 2017

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 647 species as of March 30, 2017 and includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes outlined in the 57th supplement ( Auk, Vol. 133, pp. 544-560) to the AOU Check-list of North American Birds. Species shown boldfaced (158) are considered "Review Species" by the TBRC for which documentation for review is requested for any record. 

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  Chen rossii
 Brant  Branta bernicla
 Cackling Goose  Branta hutchinsii
 Canada Goose  Branta canadensis
 Trumpeter Swan  Cygnus buccinator
 Tundra Swan  Cygnus columbianus
 Muscovy Duck  Cairina moschata
 Wood Duck  Aix sponsa
 Gadwall  Anas strepera
 Eurasian Wigeon   Anas penelope
 American Wigeon  Anas americana
 American Black Duck  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   Anas querquedula
 Green-winged Teal   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
 Common Eider   Somateria mollissima
 Harlequin Duck   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   Bucephala islandica
 Hooded Merganser  Lophodytes cucullatus
 Common Merganser  Mergus merganser
 Red-breasted Merganser  Mergus serrator
 Masked Duck   Nomonyx dominicus
 Ruddy Duck  Oxyura jamaicensis
   
 ORDER GALLIFORMES: GUANS  
   
 Plain Chachalaca  Ortalis vetula
   
 ORDER GALLIFORMES: QUAIL  
   
 Northern Bobwhite  Colinus virginianus
 Scaled Quail  Callipepla squamata
 Gambel's Quail  Callipepla gambelii
 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 PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: FLAMINGOES  
   
 American Flamingo  Phoenicopterus ruber
   
 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 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
 Passenger Pigeon (E)  Ectopistes migratorius
 Inca Dove  Columbina inca
 Common Ground-Dove  Columbina passerina
 Ruddy Ground-Dove  Columbina talpacoti
 Ruddy Quail-Dove  Geotrygon montana
 White-tipped Dove  Leptotila verreauxi
 White-winged Dove  Zenaida asiatica
 Mourning Dove  Zenaida macroura
   
 ORDER CUCULIFORMES: CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS, AND ANIS  
   
 Dark-billed Cuckoo   Coccyzus melacoryphus
 Yellow-billed Cuckoo  Coccyzus americanus
 Mangrove Cuckoo  Coccyzus minor
 Black-billed Cuckoo  Coccyzus erythrophthalmus
 Greater Roadrunner  Geococcyx californianus
 Groove-billed Ani  Crotophaga sulcirostris
   
 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   Streptoprocne zonaris
 Chimney Swift  Chaetura pelagica
 White-throated Swift  Aeronautes saxatalis
   
 ORDER APODIFORMES: HUMMINGBIRDS  
   
 Mexican Violetear  Colibri thalassinus
 Green-breasted Mango  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   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  Amazilia beryllina 
 Buff-bellied Hummingbird  Amazilia yucatanensis
 Violet-crowned Hummingbird  Amazilia violiceps
 White-eared Hummingbird  Hylocharis leucotis 
   
 ORDER GRUIFORMES: RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS  
   
 Yellow Rail  Coturnicops noveboracensis
 Black Rail  Laterallus jamaicensis
 Clapper Rail  Rallus crepitans
 King Rail  Rallus elegans
 Virginia Rail  Rallus limicola
 Sora  Porzana carolina
 Paint-billed Crake  Neocrex erythrops
 Spotted Rail   Pardirallus maculatus
 Purple Gallinule  Porphyrio martinicus
 Common Gallinule  Gallinula galeata
 American Coot  Fulica americana
   
 ORDER GRUIFORMES: CRANES  
   
 Sandhill Crane  Antigone canadensis
 Common Crane  Grus grus
 Whooping Crane  Grus americana
   
 ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: THICK-KNEES  
   
 Double-striped Thick-knee   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   Pluvialis fulva
 Collared Plover  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   Jacana spinosa
   
 ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, AND ALLIES  
   
 Upland Sandpiper  Bartramia longicauda
 Eskimo Curlew  Numenius borealis
 Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus
 Long-billed Curlew  Numenius americanus
 Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa
 Hudsonian Godwit  Limosa haemastica
 Bar-tailed Godwit   Limosa lapponica
 Marbled Godwit  Limosa fedoa
 Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres
 Red Knot  Calidris canutus
 Surfbird   Calidris virgata
 Ruff   Calidris pugnax
 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper   Calidris acuminata
 Stilt Sandpiper  Calidris himantopus
 Curlew Sandpiper   Calidris ferruginea
 Red-necked Stint  Calidris ruficollis
 Sanderling  Calidris alba
 Dunlin  Calidris alpina 
 Purple Sandpiper  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
 Spotted Sandpiper  Actitis macularius
 Solitary Sandpiper   Tringa solitaria
 Wandering Tattler  Tringa incana
 Spotted Redshank   Tringa erythropus
 Greater Yellowlegs    Tringa melanoleuca
 Willet  Tringa semipalmata
 Lesser Yellowlegs  Tringa flavipes
 Wilson's Phalarope  Phalaropus tricolor
 Red-necked Phalarope  Phalaropus lobatus 
 Red Phalarope  Phalaropus fulicarius
   
 ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: SKUAS AND JAEGERS  
   
 South Polar Skua  Stercorarius maccormicki
 Pomarine Jaeger  Stercorarius pomarinus 
 Parasitic Jaeger  Stercorarius parasiticus
 Long-tailed Jaeger  Stercorarius longicaudus
   
 ORDER CHARADRIIFORMES: GULLS, TERNS AND SKIMMERS,  
   
 Black-legged Kittiwake  Rissa tridactyla
 Sabine's Gull   Xema sabini
 Bonaparte's Gull  Chroicocephalus philadelphia
 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
 Little Gull   Hydrocoloeus minutus
 Laughing Gull  Leucophaeus atricilla
 Franklin's Gull  Leucophaeus pipixcan
 Black-tailed Gull   Larus crassirostris 
 Heermann's Gull   Larus heermanni
 Mew Gull   Larus canus
 Ring-billed Gull  Larus delawarensis
 Western Gull  Larus occidentalis
 California Gull  Larus californicus
 Herring Gull  Larus argentatus
 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahellis
 Thayer's Gull  Larus thayeri
 Iceland Gull   Larus glaucoides
 Lesser Black-backed Gull   Larus fuscus
 Slaty-backed Gull  Larus schistisagus
 Glaucous-winged Gull  Larus glaucescens
 Glaucous Gull  Larus hyperboreus 
 Great Black-backed Gull   Larus marinus
 Kelp Gull   Larus dominicanus
 Brown Noddy  Anous stolidus
 Black Noddy  Anous minutus 
 Sooty Tern  Onychoprion fuscatus
 Bridled Tern  Onychoprion anaethetus
 Least Tern  Sternula antillarum
 Gull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica
 Caspian Tern  Hydroprogne caspia
 Black Tern  Chlidonias niger
 Roseate Tern   Sterna dougallii
 Common Tern  Sterna hirundo
 Arctic Tern  Sterna paradisaea
 Forster's Tern  Sterna forsteri
 Royal Tern  Thalasseus maximus
 Sandwich Tern  Thalasseus sandvicensis
 Elegant Tern  Thalasseus elegans
 Black Skimmer  Rynchops niger
   
 ORDER PHAETHONTIFORMES: TROPICBIRDS  
   
 White-tailed Tropicbird  Phaethon lepturus
 Red-billed Tropicbird  Phaethon aethereus
   
 ORDER GAVIIFORMES: LOONS  
   
 Red-throated Loon  Gavia stellata
 Pacific Loon  Gavia pacifica
 Common Loon  Gavia immer
 Yellow-billed Loon   Gavia adamsii
   
 ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: ALBATROSSES  
   
 Yellow-nosed Albatross  Thalassarche chlororhynchus
   
 ORDER PROCELLARIIFORMES: SHEARWATERS AND PETRELS  
   
 Black-capped Petrel   Pterodroma hasitata
 Stejneger's Petrel   Pterodroma longirostris
 White-chinned Petrel  Procellaria aequinoctialis
 Cory's Shearwater  Calonectris diomedea
 Sooty Shearwater   Ardenna griseus
 Great Shearwater  Ardenna gravis
 Manx Shearwater  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   Oceanodroma castro
   
 ORDER CICONIIFORMES: STORKS  
   
 Jabiru   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   Sula nebouxii
 Brown Booby  Sula leucogaster
 Red-footed Booby   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   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   Plegadis falcinellus
 White-faced Ibis  Plegadis chihi
 Roseate Spoonbill  Platalea ajaja
   
 ORDER CATHARTIFORMES: 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   Chondrohierax uncinatus
 Swallow-tailed Kite  Elanoides forficatus
 White-tailed Kite  Elanus leucurus
 Snail Kite   Rostrhamus sociabilis
 Double-toothed Kite  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   Accipiter gentilis
 Crane Hawk   Geranospiza caerulescens
 Common Black Hawk  Buteogallus anthracinus
 Roadside Hawk  Rupornis magnirostris
 Harris's Hawk  Parabuteo unicinctus
 White-tailed Hawk  Geranoaetus albicaudatus
 Gray Hawk  Buteo plagiatus
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Buteo lineatus
 Broad-winged Hawk  Buteo platypterus
 Short-tailed Hawk  Buteo brachyurus
 Swainson's Hawk  Buteo swainsoni
 Zone-tailed Hawk  Buteo albonotatus
 Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis
 Rough-legged Hawk  Buteo lagopus
 Ferruginous Hawk  Buteo regalis
 Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos
   
 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  Bubo scandiacus
 Northern Pygmy-Owl  Glaucidium gnoma
 Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl  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  Asio stygius
 Short-eared Owl  Asio flammeus
 Northern Saw-whet Owl   Aegolius acadicus
   
 ORDER TROGONIFORMES: TROGONS  
   
 Elegant Trogon   Trogon elegans
   
 ORDER CORACIIFORMES: KINGFISHERS  
   
 Ringed Kingfisher  Megaceryle torquatus
 Belted Kingfisher  Megaceryle alcyon
 Amazon Kingfisher  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  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)   Campephilus principalis
   
 ORDER FALCONIFORMES: FOREST-FALCONS, CARACARAS AND FALCONS  
   
 Collared Forest-Falcon   Micrastur semitorquatus
 Crested Caracara  Caracara cheriway
 American Kestrel  Falco sparverius
 Merlin  Falco columbarius
 Aplomado Falcon (RI)   Falco femoralis
 Gyrfalcon  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)  Psittacara holochlorus
 Red-crowned Parrot (u)  Amazona viridigenalis
   
 ORDER PASSERIFORMES: PASSERINES  
   
 FAMILY THAMNOPHILIDAE: ANTSHRIKES and ANTWRENS  
   
 Barred Antshrike  Thamnophilus doliatus
   
 FAMILY TYRANNIDAE: TYRANT FLYCATCHERS  
   
 Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet  Camptostoma imberbe
 Greenish Elaenia  Myiopagis viridicata
 White-crested Elaenia  Elaenia albiceps chilensis
 Tufted Flycatcher  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
 Gray Flycatcher  Empidonax wrightii
 Dusky Flycatcher  Empidonax oberholseri
 Pacific-slope Flycatcher  Empidonax difficilis
 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
 Nutting's Flycatcher  Myiarchus nuttingi
 Great Crested Flycatcher  Myiarchus crinitus
 Brown-crested Flycatcher  Myiarchus tyrannulus
 Great Kiskadee  Pitangus sulphuratus
 Social Flycatcher  Myiozetetes similis 
 Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher  Myiodynastes luteiventris
 Piratic Flycatcher  Legatus leucophaius
 Variegated Flycatcher  Empidonomus varius
 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  Tyrannus dominicensis
 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  Tyrannus forficatus
 Fork-tailed Flycatcher  Tyrannus savana
   
 FAMILY TITYRIDAE: TITYRAS, BECARDS, AND ALLIES  
   
 Masked Tityra   Tityra semifasciata
 Rose-throated Becard   Pachyramphus aglaiae
   
 FAMILY LANIIDAE: SHRIKES  
   
 Loggerhead Shrike  Lanius ludovicianus
 Northern Shrike  Lanius excubitor
   
 FAMILY VIREONIDAE: VIREOS  
   
 Black-capped Vireo  Vireo atricapilla
 White-eyed Vireo  Vireo griseus
 Bell's Vireo  Vireo bellii
 Gray Vireo  Vireo vicinior
 Hutton's Vireo  Vireo huttoni
 Yellow-throated Vireo  Vireo flavifrons
 Cassin's Vireo  Vireo cassinii
 Blue-headed Vireo  Vireo solitarius
 Plumbeous Vireo  Vireo plumbeus
 Philadelphia Vireo  Vireo philadelphicus
 Warbling Vireo  Vireo gilvus
 Red-eyed Vireo  Vireo olivaceus
 Yellow-green Vireo  Vireo flavoviridis
 Black-whiskered Vireo   Vireo altiloquus
 Yucatan Vireo  Vireo magister
   
 FAMILY CORVIDAE: JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS  
   
 Brown Jay  Psilorhinus morio
 Green Jay  Cyanocorax yncas
 Pinyon Jay  Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
 Steller's Jay  Cyanocitta stelleri
 Blue Jay  Cyanocitta cristata
 Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay  Aphelocoma woodhouseii
 Mexican Jay  Aphelocoma wollweberi
 Clark's Nutcracker   Nucifraga columbiana
 Black-billed Magpie  Pica hudsonia
 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
 Cliff Swallow  Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
 Cave Swallow  Petrochelidon fulva
 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
   
 FAMILY PARIDAE: TITMICE AND CHICKADEES  
   
 Carolina Chickadee  Poecile carolinensis
 Black-capped Chickadee   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   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   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  Catharus aurantiirostris
 Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush  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   Turdus grayi
 White-throated Thrush   Turdus assimilis
 Rufous-backed Robin   Turdus rufopalliatus
 American Robin  Turdus migratorius
 Varied Thrush  Ixoreus naevius
 Aztec Thrush  Ridgwayia pinicola
   
 FAMILY MIMIDAE: MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS, AND ALLIES  
   
 Blue Mockingbird  Melanotis caerulescens
 Black Catbird   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 BOMBYCILLIDAE: WAXWINGS  
   
 Bohemian Waxwing  Bombycilla garrulus
 Cedar Waxwing  Bombycilla cedrorum
   
 FAMILY PTILIOGONATIDAE: SILKY-FLYCATCHERS  
   
 Gray Silky-flycatcher   Ptiliogonys cinereus
 Phainopepla  Phainopepla nitens
   
 FAMILY PEUCEDRAMIDAE: OLIVE WARBLER  
   
 Olive Warbler  Peucedramus taeniatus
   
 FAMILY PASSERIDAE: OLD WORLD SPARROWS  
   
 House Sparrow (I)  Passer domesticus
   
 FAMILY MOTACILLIDAE: PIPITS  
   
 American Pipit  Anthus rubescens
 Sprague's Pipit  Anthus spragueii
   
 FAMILY FRINGILLIDAE: FINCHES AND ALLIES  
   
 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch  Leucosticte tephrocotis
 Pine Grosbeak  Pinicola enucleator
 House Finch  Haemorhous mexicanus
 Purple Finch  Haemorhous purpureus
 Cassin's Finch  Haemorhous cassinii
 Red Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra
 White-winged Crossbill   Loxia leucoptera
 Common Redpoll   Acanthis flammea
 Pine Siskin  Spinus pinus
 Lesser Goldfinch  Spinus psaltria
 Lawrence's Goldfinch   Spinus lawrencei
 American Goldfinch  Spinus tristis
 Evening Grosbeak   Coccothraustes vespertinus
   
 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   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  Oporornis agilis
 Gray-crowned Yellowthroat   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   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   Basileuterus lachrymosus
 Rufous-capped Warbler  Basileuterus rufifrons
 Golden-crowned Warbler  Basileuterus culicivorus
 Canada Warbler  Cardellina canadensis
 Wilson's Warbler  Cardellina pusilla
 Red-faced Warbler  Cardellina rubrifrons
 Painted Redstart  Myioborus pictus
 Slate-throated Redstart   Myioborus miniatus
 Yellow-breasted Chat  Icteria virens
   
 FAMILY THRAUPIDAE: TANAGERS AND THEIR ALLIES  
   
 Red-legged Honeycreeper  Cyanerpes cyaneus
 Yellow-faced Grassquit  Tiaris olivaceus
 White-collared Seedeater  Sporophila torqueola
   
 FAMILY EMBERIZIDAE: NEW WORLD SPARROWS AND ALLIES  
   
 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  Spizelloides 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  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   Zonotrichia atricapilla
 Dark-eyed Junco  Junco hyemalis
 Yellow-eyed Junco   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   Piranga bidentata
 Crimson-collared Grosbeak   Rhodothraupis celaeno
 Northern Cardinal  Cardinalis cardinalis
 Pyrrhuloxia  Cardinalis sinuatus
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak  Pheucticus ludovicianus
 Black-headed Grosbeak  Pheucticus melanocephalus
 Blue Bunting  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  X. 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  Molothrus bonariensis
 Bronzed Cowbird  Molothrus aeneus
 Brown-headed Cowbird  Molothrus ater
 Black-vented Oriole  Icterus wagleri
 Orchard Oriole  Icterus spurius
 Hooded Oriole  Icterus cucullatus
 Streak-backed Oriole   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


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).

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

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