2007 Annual Report
TEXAS BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 2007
MARK W. LOCKWOOD
402 E. Harriet Ave., Alpine, Texas 798301
The Texas Bird Records Committee (hereafter "TBRC" or "committee"), of the Texas Ornithological Society, requests and reviews documentation on any record of a TBRC Review List species (see TBRC web page at http://texasbirds.org/tbrc/ or Lockwood 2003). Annual reports of the committee’s activities have appeared in the Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society since 1984. For more information about the Texas Ornithological Society or the TBRC, please visit www.texasbirds.org. The committee reached a final decision on 98 records during 2007: 85 records of 46 species were accepted and 13 records of 12 species were not accepted, an acceptance rate of 86.7% for this report. There were 120 observers who submitted documentation (to the TBRC or to other entities) that was reviewed by the committee during 2007.
In 2007, the TBRC accepted the first state records of Common Eider, Barred Antshrike, and Fan-tailed Warbler. These actions brought the official Texas State List to 632 species in good standing. This total does not include the four species listed on the Presumptive Species List.
In addition to the review of previously undocumented species, any committee member may request that a record of any species be reviewed. The committee requests written descriptions as well as photographs, video, and audio recordings if available. Information concerning a Review List species may be submitted to the committee secretary, Mark Lockwood, 402 E. Harriet Ave., Alpine, Texas 79830 (email:firstname.lastname@example.org). Guidelines for preparing rare bird documentation can be found in Dittmann and Lasley (1992) or athttp://www.greglasley.net/document.html.
The records in this report are arranged taxonomically following the AOU Check-list of North American Birds (AOU 1998) through the 48th supplement (Banks et al. 2007). A number in parentheses after the species name represents the total number of accepted records in Texas for that species at the end of 2007. All observers who submitted written documentation or photographs of accepted records are acknowledged by initials. If known, the initials of those who discovered a particular bird are in boldface but only if the discoverers submitted supporting documentation. The TBRC file number of each accepted record will follow the observers' initials. If photographs or video recordings are on file with the TBRC, the Texas Photo Record File (TPRF) (Texas A&M University) number is also given. If an audio recording of the bird is on file with the TBRC, the Texas Bird Sounds Library (TBSL) (Sam Houston State University) number is also given. Specimen records are denoted with an asterisk (*) followed by the institution where the specimen is housed and the catalog number. The information in each account is usually based on the information provided in the original submitted documentation; however, in some cases this information has been supplemented with a full range of dates the bird was present if that information was made available to the TBRC later. All locations in italics are counties.
TBRC Membership -- Members of the TBRC during 2007 who participated in decisions listed in this report were: Randy Pinkston, Chair, Keith Arnold, Academician, Mark Lockwood, Secretary, Eric Carpenter, Mel Cooksey, Brad McKinney, Cin-Ty Lee, Jim Paton, Willie Sekula and Ron Weeks. During 2007, Cooksey's second term ended and Cin-Ty Lee was elected as a voting member. The Secretary and Academician were re-elected.
Contributors -- A&DG - Amber & David Gosselin, AC - Andrew Coker, AH - Anthony Hewetson, AM - Angela McKey, BBe - Brandon Best, BBo - Bill Bousman, BBu - Buck Buchanan, BC - Bill Clark, BFr - Brush Freeman, BG - Brian Gibbons, BPr - Brenda Prothro, BR - Bob Rasa, BS - Bob Stone, BW - Brian Williams, BZ - Barry Zimmer, CF - Carol Ferguson, CM - Charles Matsch, COJ - Carolyn Ohl-Johnson, CSa - Chris Sanchez, CSe - Chuck Sexton, CTL - Cin-Ty Lee, DB - Devin Bosler, DDC - D. D. Currie, DDe - David Desmidt, DE - Dodge Engleman, DHa - Doug Hanna, DHo -David Holbert, DLa - Dan Lane, DLe - Daniel Leavitt, DO - Dale Ohl, DP - Dick Park, DVe - Don Verser, EB - Erik Breden, EC - Eric Carpenter, EH -Earl Horn, ES - Eric Stager, GC - Greg Cook, GH - Gary Hodne, GKe - Glenda Keilstrup, GKi - Gordie King, GLa - Greg Lavaty, HT - Heidi Trudell,JAm - Julia Amburn, JaP - Jay Packer, JB - Joe Barnes, JC - Jeremy Clark, JF - Jonathan Frodge, JG - Javier Garcia, JH - John Hayes, JJ - Jimmy Jackson, JM - John Mittermeier, JPa - Jim Paton, JPr - James Prudente, JSp - John Sproul, JSt - Jim Stevenson, JY - John Yochum, KB - Kelly Bryan, KD - Kevin Dees, KHa - Katherine Hampton, KHu - Kenneth Hunt, KL - Keith Lockhart, KT - Kent Taylor, L&PB - Larry & Pat Botkin, LBa -Lynn Barber, LBr - Lamont Brown, LD - Larry Ditto, LM - Larry Mentz, LS - Larry Shriver, LV - Linda Vratis, M&ME - Marc & Maryann Eastman, MA -Mike Austin, MC - Mel Cooksey, MD - Merce Dostale, MF - Mark Flippo, MGu - Mary Gustafson, MHa - Martin Hagne, MHe - Mitch Heindel, MKl -Mark Klym, MKo - Mark Korducki, ML - Mark Lockwood, MLi - Michael Lindsey, MO - Mike Overton, MR - Martin Reid, MW - Matt Whitbeck, NL -Nick Lethaby, PB - Peter Billingham, PD - Pat DeWenter, PJ - Pal Julian, PS - Paul Sykes, RB - Ralph Browning, RD - Rich Damron, RG - Ron Gutberlet, RK - Rich Kostecke, RMS - Rose Marie Stortz, RPi - Randy Pinkston, RR - Roy Reinarz, RW - Ron Weeks, RZ - Ruben Zamora, ScC -Scarlet Colley, ScL - Scotty Lofland, SCo - Sheridan Coffey, SF - Sharon Finley, SH - Scott Haywood, SLo - Stephan Lorenz, SM - Steve Mayes,SWe - Steve Welborn, SWi - Sue Wiedenfeld, T&PF - Tony & Phyllis Frank, TBa - Terry Baldwin, TE - Ted Eubanks, TFe - Tim Fennell, TLe - Tony Leukering, TLu - Tim Ludwick, ToB - Tom Bartlett, TP - Todd Pepper, and TR - Thomas Roberts.
Acknowledgments -- The TBRC is very grateful to the many contributors listed above, without whom this report would not be possible. The committee would also like to thank John Arvin, Chris Benesh, Tony Gallucci, Kevin Kriegel, Ron Pittaway, Bill Pranty, Martin Reid, and Bob Ringler for providing the TBRC with expert opinion concerning records reviewed during 2007. The author thanks Eric Carpenter, Randy Pinkston, and Martin Reid for reviewing previous drafts of this report.
Additional Abbreviations -- AOU = American Ornithologists' Union; NP = National Park; NWR = National Wildlife Refuge; SHS = State Historic Site; SNA = State Natural Area; SP = State Park; TCWC = Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection (Texas A&M University); WMA = Wildlife Management Area.
Brant (Branta bernicla) (23). One at Lubbock, Lubbock, from 4-5 January 2007 (BBe; 2007-10; TPRF 2469). This individual appears to belong toB. b. hrota.
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) (45). A male at O.H. Ivie Reservoir, Concho, from 2 December 2006-28 January 2007 (JaP, RPi, KHa; 2006-110). A male at Lake Amistad, Val Verde, on 27 December 2007 (SWi; 2007-20). A male at El Paso, El Paso, from 29 December 2006-10 February 2007 (JSp, BZ; 2007-19; TPRF 2474). A male at Carrollton, Dallas, from 16-25 March 2007 (GC, BS, PB; 2007-51; TPRF 2493).
Common Eider (Somateriamollissima) (1). An adult male collected by a hunter in the northern Laguna Madre, Nueces, on 8 January 2007 (JG; 2007-11; TPRF 2480). This is the first record for this species for Texas.
Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus) (72). A female-plumaged bird at Anahuac NWR, Chambers, on 10 December 2006 (MW; 2006-108; TPRF 2455; *TCWC 14,399). A female-plumaged bird near Ricardo, Kleberg, from 2-19 April 2007 (BBu, MGu, BW, PD; 2007-22; TPRF 2475). A pair near Riviera, Kleberg, from 11 May-23 June 2007 (ES, JY, L&PB, DHa, JJ, MLi, NL, TBa, JPr; 2007-44: TPRF 2489).
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (20). One at Lake Kickapoo, Archer, from 28 January-4 March 2007 (ScL, DHo; 2007-12; TPRF 2470).
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (27). An immature bird at South Padre Island, Cameron, from 22 August-3 September 2007 (ScC; 2007-68; TPRF 2504).
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) (8). An adult near Green Is., lower Laguna Madre, Cameron, on 28 May 2007 (LS; 2007-59; TPRF 2498).
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) (3). An immature bird near Port Isabel, Cameron, on 14 July 2007 (JF, ScC; 2007-58; TPRF 2497).
Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus) (33). A light-morph adult at Crown Ridge Park, San Antonio, Bexar, on 14 April 2007 (SCo; 2007-25). A light-morph adult at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP, Hidalgo, on 14 April 2007 (BC; 2007-28). A dark-morph at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP,Hidalgo, on 7 August 2007 (BC; 2007-61; TPRF 2500).
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa) (33). An adult at Estero Llano Grande SP, Hidalgo, from 5-19 August and 3 September-14 November 2006 (RZ, MGu, MO, EH, RPi, RG, ScC, EB, LD; 2006-88; TPRF 2449).
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (11). An alternate-plumaged bird at South Padre Island, Cameron, on 17 May 2007 (KT; 2007-49).
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (32). One at Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, Bell, from 23 October-14 November 2006 (RPi, MA, RR, TFe, RK, T&PF, LBa, CF, RG, BPr; 2006-103; TPRF 2454). One near Nome, Jefferson, from 18-21 November 2006 (SM, JH; 2006-116; TPRF 2459).
Little Gull (Larus minutus) (51). An adult at Lake Tawakoni, Hunt, from 21-22 November 2006 (RG; 2006-112). An adult at Lake Ray Hubbard,Dallas, on 10 December 2006 (GC; 2006-113; TPRF 2457). Two at White Rock Lake, Dallas, from 28 December 2006-19 March 2007 (BG, MR; 2007-04; TPRF 2465). A first-year bird at Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston, on 24 March 2007 (JSt; 2007-23: TPRF 2476).
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) (25). An adult at Lake Lewisville County Park, Denton, on 1 January 2007 (MR; 2007-09).
Mew Gull (Larus canus) (30). A first-winter bird at Lake Lewisville County Park, Denton, on 31 December 2006 (MR; 2007-08; TPRF 2468).
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (4). A first-winter bird at Houston, Harris, from 20 December 2006-4 April 2007 (MR; 2007-06; TPRF 2466). A first-winter bird at El Paso, El Paso, from 25 December 2006-10 February 2007 (JPa, BZ; 2006-117; TPRF 2460).
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) (44). A first-winter bird at Houston, Harris, from 20 December 2006-21 February 2007 (MR; 2007-07; TPRF 2467). A first-winter bird at Houston, Harris, on 4 February 2007 (CTL; 2007-62).
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (78). A first-winter bird at San Bernard NWR, Brazoria, on 12 November 2006 (RW; 2006-107).
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) (13). One on an anchored buoy 22 miles off Freeport, Brazoria, on 5 June 2006 (AC; 2007-24; TPRF 2477). Two on a petroleum platform off Port Aransas, Nueces, on 16 July 2006 (SWe; 2006-120; TPRF 2463).
Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti) (16). A female at Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo, from 9-17 September 2006 (MO, TBa; 2006-96).
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) (29). An adult in the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, on 24 October 2006 (KB; 2006-111; TPRF 2456). An adult in Lubbock, Lubbock, from 9 February-14 March 2007 (BBe; 2007-18; TPRF 2473).
Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus) (57). One at Lost Creek, Travis, from 3-4 July 2006 (A&DG; 2006-92; TPRF 2479). One at Simms, Bowie, from 10-11 September 2006 (JAm; 2006-98; TPRF 2451). One at Bastrop, Bastrop, from 28 April-14 July 2007 (SF, MKl, RPi, HT; 2007-32; TPRF 2484). One near Burr, Wharton, from 10-13 May 2007 (KD; 2007-47; TPRF 2490). One near Ingram, Kerr, from 16 May-13 June 2007 (DP; 2007-71; TPRF 2506). One at Boerne, Kendall, on 13 June 2007 (DP; 2007-56; TPRF 2496).
Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) (18). An adult male at Weslaco, Hidalgo, from 4-21 February 2007 (CSa; 2007-14). An adult male at Sabine Woods, Jefferson, on 26 April 2007 (EB; 2007-35; TPRF 2485).
White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis) (27). A female in the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 25 June 2006 (JM; 2006-105). At least 15 at the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, from 11 May-16 September 2007 (ML, KB, RW; 2007-41; TPRF 2487). An immature bird at the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, from 4-20 July 2007 (M&ME, ML; 2007-55; TPRF 2495). A female near Utopia, Uvalde, from 21-22 July 2007 (MHe; 2007-60; TPRF 2499).
Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina) (5). One at the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, from 25-28 August 2007 (KB, RW, ML; 2007-67; TPRF 2503).
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) (9). One at the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, on 23 April 2007 (M&ME; 2007-31; TPRF 2478). One at the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, from 31 August-10 October 2007 (M&ME; 2007-70; TPRF 2505).
Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (20). A male at Port O'Connor, Calhoun, from 18-19 December 2006 (BFr; 2006-114). A male at Hudson's Oaks, Parker, from 28 December 2006-20 February 2007 (BG, MR, AM; 2007-03; TPRF 2464). An immature male at Alpine, Brewster, from 20 August-4 October 2007 (ML; 2007-65; TPRF 2502).
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilusdoliatus) (1). A singing bird was recorded, but not seen, at Harlingen, Cameron, on 1 September 2006 (MHa; 2006-95). A digital version of the audio recoding will be deposited with the record in the TBRC files. This is the first record for this species, and family, for Texas.
Greater Pewee (Contopus pertinax) (20). One at Cottonwood Campground, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 30 September-7 October 2006 (RR, DLe, SLo; 2006-99; TPRF 2452). One 9 miles w. of Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, from 19 December 2006-23 January 2007 (ML; 2006-118; TPRF 2461). One at El Paso, El Paso, on 8 May 2007 (BZ; 2007-48; TPRF 2491).
Buff-breasted Flycatcher (Empidonax fulvifrons) (16). Up to seven (two adults and five fledglings in two broods) at Madera Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 16 April-11 August 2007 (ML, JaP; 2007-29; TPRF 2482). One at Elbow Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve,Jeff Davis, on 22 April 2007 (ML; 2007-30; TPRF 2483). Up to four at Road Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 29 May-27 June 2007 (JaP; 2007-73). Two at Madera Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 29 May-27 June 2007 (JaP; 2007-74).
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer) (34). Two at Boot Spring, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 24 April-1 June 2007 (MKo, ML; 2007-40; TPRF 2486). Up to seven at the Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 19 May-7 July 2007 (ML; 2007-43; TPRF 2488). One near Pinnacles Pass, Chisos Mountains, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 12 June-13 July 2007 (RPi; 2007-52).
Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) (8). One at Corpus Christi, Nueces, from 26-29 October 2006 (MC, GH; 2006-115; TPRF 2458). One at Sea Rim SP, Jefferson, on 2 June 2007 (DVe; 2007-50; TPRF 2492).
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus) (27). One at Sabine Woods, Jefferson, from 9 April-2 May 2006 (TR, LBa; 2006-97; TPRF 2450).
Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus). Up to four at Brownsville, Cameron, from 8 April-15 July 2007 (JY, PD, LBr, TBa, BBo; 2007-26; TPRF 2481).
Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus) (13). One at Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo, from 8-15 March 2007 (ToB, ScC, PD, JY, MD; 2007-17; TPRF 2472).
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) (36). One at Guadalupe Mountains NP, Culberson, on 15 November 2006 (SH; 2006-106). One at Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Travis, on 2 January 2007 (CSe; 2007-01).
Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) (10). One at Austin, Travis, on 13 May 2007 (TE; 2007-39).
Red-faced Warbler (Cardellina rubrifrons) (38). One at Denton, Denton, on 15 September 2005 (LBr; 2007-45). Red-faced Warbler is no longer a Review Species in Texas.
Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus) (9). One at Boot Canyon, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 25 April 2006 (JB; 2007-36).
Fan-tailed Warbler (Euthlypislachrymosa) (1). One at Pine Canyon, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 13 August-24 September 2007 (EC, COJ, DO, RD, TLe, PS, ML, BG, MA, DE, DB, T&PF, HT, RMS, RPi, RW; 2007-64; TPRF 2501). This is the first record for this species for Texas.
Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons) (25). Two at Concan, Uvalde, from 14 March-25 November 2006 (DHa, GKe, BR, MHe; 2006-31; TPRF 2448).
Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii) (57). Up to four in western Jeff Davis from 7-9 October 2006 (DLa, KB, ML; 2006-101; TPRF 2453). One near Lehman, Cochran, on 4 November 2006 (AH; 2006-104). One three miles sw. of Marfa, Presidio, on 22 November 2006 (DB; 2007-02).
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) (31). An adult at Sierra Blanca, Hudspeth, on 5 May 2007 (JPa; 2007-37).
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (7). One at Lewisville Lake County Park, Denton, from 26 December 2006-7 January 2007 (KL, DDC, MA, RPi, T&PF, MR, KHa; 2006-119; TPRF 2462).
Black-vented Oriole (Icterus wagleri) (5). An adult at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 6 October 2006 (MF; 2006-102).
Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) (9). An adult near Decatur, Wise, from 22 January-1 March 2007 (KHu, DDC; 2007-13; TPRF 2471). An adult on the Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston, on 13 June 2007 (LV; 2007-54: TPRF 2494).
A number of factors may contribute to a record being denied acceptance. It is quite uncommon for a record to not be accepted because the bird was obviously misidentified. More commonly, a record is not accepted because the material submitted was incomplete, insufficient, superficial, or just too vague to properly document the reported occurrence while eliminating all other similar species. Also, written documentation or descriptions preparedentirely from memory weeks, months, or years after a sighting are seldom voted on favorably. It is important that the simple act of not accepting a particular record should by no means indicate that the TBRC or any of its members feel the record did not occur as reported. The non-acceptance of any record simply reflects the opinion of the TBRC that the documentation, as submitted, did not meet the rigorous standards appropriate for adding data to the formal historical record. The TBRC makes every effort to be as fair and objective as possible regarding each record. If the committee is unsure about any particular record, it prefers to err on the conservative side and not accept a good record rather than validate a bad one. All records, whether accepted or not, remain on file and can be re-submitted to the committee if additional substantive material is presented.
Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus). near Riviera, Kleberg, on 22 April 2007 (2007-38).
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus). South Padre Island, Cameron, on 17 May 2007 (2007-42).
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). Lubbock, Lubbock, from 22 January-12 February 2007 (2007-16).
Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus). Aransas NWR, Aransas, on 26 March 2007 (2007-57).
Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti). Uvalde National Fish Hatchery, Uvalde, on 5 May 2006 (2006-72). Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 6 March 2007 (2007-33).
Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus). Corpus Christi, Nueces, on 15 March 2007 (2007-21).
Greater Pewee (Contopus pertinax). Sea Rim SP, Jefferson, on 28 April 2007 (2007-34).
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris). Sabine Woods, Jefferson, from 10-11 September 2006 (2007-05).
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (Geothlypis poliocephala). Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Cameron, on 29 March 2007 (2007-46).
Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata). Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 2 July 2006 (2006-84).
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla). Victoria, Victoria, on 15 February 2007 (2007-15).
Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea). Kennedale, Tarrant, from 21-22 November 2006 (2006-109).
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LIST OF TEXAS REVIEW SPECIES
The TBRC requests details, including descriptions and photos if possible, of all records of the following species.
REVIEW LIST A: Rarities. These species, in general, include birds that have occurred four or fewer times per year anywhere in Texas over a ten year average. The TBRC requests documentation for review for any new or any previously unsubmitted record of the below species no matter how long ago the record occurred. The TBRC also requests details on any record of a species not yet accepted on the Texas State List.
Brant, Trumpeter Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, American Black Duck, White-cheeked Pintail, Garganey, King Eider, Common Eider, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Masked Duck, Yellow-billed Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Yellow-nosed Albatross, White-chinned Petrel, Stejneger’s Petrel, Black-capped Petrel, Greater Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird, Blue-footed Booby, Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Jabiru, Greater Flamingo, Snail Kite, Northern Goshawk, Crane Hawk, Roadside Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Collared Forest-Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Paint-billed Crake, Spotted Rail, Double-striped Thick-Knee, Pacific Golden-Plover, Collared Plover, Northern Jacana, Wandering Tattler, Spotted Redshank, Eskimo Curlew, Surfbird, Red-necked Stint, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Red Phalarope, Little Gull, Black-headed Gull, Heermann's Gull, Black-tailed Gull, Mew Gull, Iceland Gull, Slaty-backed Gull, Western Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Kelp Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Brown Noddy, Black Noddy, Roseate Tern, Arctic Tern, Elegant Tern, South Polar Skua, Long-tailed Jaeger, Ruddy Ground-Dove, Ruddy Quail-Dove, Dark-billed Cuckoo, Mangrove Cuckoo, Snowy Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Mottled Owl, Stygian Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, White-collared Swift, Green Violet-ear, Green-breasted Mango, White-eared Hummingbird, Berylline Hummingbird, Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Elegant Trogon, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Ivory-billed Woodpecker (presumed extirpated in Texas),
Barred Antshrike, Greenish Elaenia, Tufted Flycatcher, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Greater Pewee, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Piratic Flycatcher, Social Flycatcher, Thick-billed Kingbird, Gray Kingbird, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rose-throated Becard, Masked Tityra, Black-whiskered Vireo, Yucatan Vireo, Brown Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-billed Magpie, Tamaulipas Crow, Gray-breasted Martin, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, Northern Wheatear, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush, White-throated Robin, Rufous-backed Robin, Varied Thrush, Aztec Thrush, Black Catbird, Blue Mockingbird, Bohemian Waxwing, Gray Silky-flycatcher, Olive Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Gray-crowned Yellowthroat, Slate-throated Redstart, Fan-tailed Warbler, Golden-crowned Warbler, Rufous-capped Warbler, Flame-colored Tanager, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Baird's Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-eyed Junco, Snow Bunting, Crimson-collared Grosbeak, Blue Bunting, Shiny Cowbird, Black-vented Oriole, Streak-backed Oriole, Pine Grosbeak, White-winged Crossbill, Common Redpoll, Lawrence's Goldfinch.
REVIEW LIST B: Subspecies of special interest. The taxa included on this list have occurred four or fewer times per year anywhere in Texas over a ten year average. Records of these subspecies will be formally reviewed by the TBRC.
Green-winged (Common) Teal, Yellow (Mangrove) Warbler, Dark-eyed (White-winged) Junco, and Orchard (Fuertes’s) Oriole.