2022 Annual Report



674 Goodnight Trail, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

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://www.texasbirdrecordscommittee.org). 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 121 records during 2022: 106 records of 51 species were accepted and 15 records of 11 species were not accepted, an acceptance rate of 87.6% for this report. A total of 224 observers submitted documentation (to the TBRC or to other entities) that was reviewed by the committee during 2022.

The TBRC accepted 6 first state records in 2022: Red-vented Bulbul (established exotic), Scaly-breasted Munia (established exotic), Bat Falcon, Small-billed Elaenia, Trindade Petrel, and Wedge-tailed Shearwater. These additions plus the addition of Chihuahuan Meadowlark (split from Eastern Meadowlark) bring the official Texas State List to 664 species in good standing. This total does not include the 5 species on the Presumptive Species List, nor the 2 species on the Supplemental 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, Eric Carpenter, 674 Goodnight Trail, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620 (email: ecarpe@gmail.com). Guidelines for preparing rare bird documentation can be found in Dittmann and Lasley (1992) How To Document Rare Birds. Online submission forms can be found at https://www.texasbirdrecordscommittee.org/home/forms.

The records in this report are arranged taxonomically following the AOS Check-list of North American Birds (AOU 1998) through the 63rd supplement (Chesser et al. 2022). A number in parentheses after the species name represents the total number of accepted records in Texas for that species at the end of 2022. Species added to the Review List because of population declines or dwindling occurrence in recent years do not have the total number of accepted records denoted as there are many documented records that were not subjected to review (e.g. Brown Jay, Pinyon Jay, Tamaulipas Crow, and Evening Grosbeak). All observers who submitted written documentation or photographs/recordings 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 discoverer(s) 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. 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. All locations in italics are counties. Please note that the county designations of offshore records are used only as a reference to the nearest point of land.

TBRC Membership -- Members of the TBRC during 2022 who participated in decisions listed in this report were: Tony Frank, Chair; Keith Arnold, Academician; Eric Carpenter, (non-voting) Secretary; Sheridan Coffey, Greg Cook, Mel Cooksey, Steve Glover, Mary Gustafson, Jesse Huth, Arman Moreno, Chris Runk, and Willie Sekula.

Contributors - T. Jay Adams (TJA), Janice Allen (JaA), John Allendorf, Charley Amos, Mike Austin, Belinda Avey, Thomas Backlund, Chris Bailey, Jeremy Ballard (JeB), Chris Benesh (CBe), Kelly Bernal, Kelsey Biles (KeB), Mark Bishop, Bryan Box, David Bradford, Maureen Breakiron-Evans (MBE), Cynthia Bridge (CyB), Dan Brooks (DaB), Will Brooks, Alida Brown, Joel Buford, Chris Butler (ChB), Jimma Byrd (JiB), Mike Cameron (MiC), Skip Cantrell (SkC), Steve Cardiff (StC), Lori Carnes, Eric Carpenter, Evan Chastain (EvC), Sheridan Coffey, Anthony Colicci, Greg Cook, Dennis Cooke, Mel Cooksey (MeC), Troy Corman (TrC), Thomas Creel, Jim Crites, Melissa Crookshank, Christopher Daniels, Abby Darrah, Tripp Davenport, Terence Degan (TeD), Donna Dittmann, Jo Jo Doyle (JJD), Betty Dunn, Eric Dyck, Marc Eastman, Maryann Eastman (MaE), Wyatt Egelhoff, Bill Eisele, Mark Esparza (MEs), Stephen Falick, Evan Farese, Abbie Feldt (AbF), April Feldt, Tim Fennell (TiF), Roric Fink, Shawneen Finnegan (ShF), Todd Fitzgerald, Mark Flippo, Phyllis Frank, Tony Frank (ToF), Bob Friedrichs, John Garrett (JGa), Rebecca Gelernter, Corina Giron, Gregory Gladkov, Javier Gonzalez, Peter Gottschling, Mike Gray (MiG), John Groves (JoG), Matthew Grube, Hunter Hammil, Joe Hanfman, Michael Harvey, John Haynes (JHa), Victoria Haynes, Susan Heath, David Heinicke, Thomas Hellweg (ThH), Caleb Helsel, Richard Hermosillo, Anthony Hewetson, Troy Hibbitts, Jim Hinson (JiH), Joseph Hood (JoH), Daniel Horton (DaH), Cathy Hou (CaH), Jesse Huth (JeH), Lani Hyde, David Irons, Patricia Isaacson, Greg Jackson, Henry Jerng, Oscar Johnson, Sebastian Jones, Eric Julson, Richard Kaskan (RiK), John Kaye (JoK), Glenda Keilstrup, Phil Kelly, Tiffany Kersten, Loch Kilpatrick, John Kiseda, Kyle Klotz, Laura Kohrt (LaK), Rich Kostecke, Megan Kruse, Alex Lamoreaux, Michael Landrum (MiL), Justin LeClaire, David Lewis, Tom Lewis, Christopher Lindsey, Brad Lirette, Mark Lockwood, Scotty Lofland, Robbin Mallett, James Markham (JaM), Steve Mayes, Karen McBride, Michael McCloy, Todd McGrath, Jon McIntyre, Brad McKinney, Patrick McMahon, Debbie McMullen, Jon Mcintyre (JoM), Willem Meintjes, Cesar Mendez (CeM), Wayne Meyer (WaM), Colette Micallef, Jennifer Miller (JeM), Kelly Miller (KeM), Derrick Mims (DMi), Greg Minnery, Isidro Montemayor, Kathy Morales (KaM), Joanne Mozynski (JMo), Derek Muschalek (DeM), Marky Mutchler (MaM), Vikas Madhav Nagarajan (VMN), Alexander Neal, Christy Negele, Rick Negele (RiN), Dana Nelson, Bruce Neville (BrN), Barry Newberger, Ronald Newhouse, Brandon Nooner (BNo), John O'Brien (JOB), Michael O'Brien (MOB), Vincent O'Brien (VOB), Matt O'Sullivan (MOS), Carolyn Ohl, Andrew Orgill, Carol Ortenzio (CaO), Deena Oungst, Kerry Padilla, Greg Page, Barbara Pankratz (BaP), Barrett Pierce, Chris Pierce, Randy Pinkston, Niler Pyeatt, Tara Randle, John Randolph, Martin Reid, Sam Reitenour, Claudia Resendez-Ramos (CRR), Albert Ribes, Cecilia Riley, Kristine Rivers, Ryan Rodriguez, Jerry Roth (JeR), Maggie Roth (MaR), David Sarkozi (DaS), Mark Scheuerman, Bill Schneider (BiS), Suzanne Schroeder (SSc), Brady Schwab (BrS), Allan Seils, Willie Sekula (WiS), Paul Sellin, Gary Seloff, Jeff Sexton (JeS), Shiela Shallcross, Laurie Sheppard, Brad Shine, Jim Sinclair, Doug Smith (DoS), Douglas Smith, Sue Smith (SuS), Ben Springer (BeS), Wayn Stahnke, Jim Stasz (JiS), Mary Beth Stowe (MBS), Zbigniew Swiacki, Becca Taylor, Lila Theis, Caley Thomas, Kenneth Thompson, Janet Hutto Trammell (JHT), Darrell Vollert, Glenn Walbeck, Alicia Walker (AlW), Christian Walker, Lee Wallace, Zachary Wardle, Ron Weeks, Chris Welsh (ChW), Ed Wetzel, Andrew Whittaker, Greg Whittaker (GrW), John Whittle (JoW), Annelia Williams (AnW), Mike Williams, Tim Williams, Mark Wilson (MaW), Steve Wilson, Joe Wolf, Brandon Woo, Michael Woodruff (MiW), Philip Woods.


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 Fabricio Gorleri, Alvaro Jaramillo and Todd McGrath for providing the TBRC with assistance and expert opinion concerning records reviewed during 2022. The author thanks his fellow TBRC members for reviewing previous drafts of this report.

Additional Abbreviations – AOS = American Ornithologists’ Society; AOU = American Ornithologists' Union; BBNP = Big Bend National Park; GMNP - Guadalupe Mountains National Park; NP = National Park; NWR = National Wildlife Refuge; SHS = State Historic Site; SNA = State Natural Area; SP = State Park; WMA = Wildlife Management Area.


Brant (Branta bernicla) (38). One at Plainview, Hale on 21 November - 8 December 2021 (NP, DS, ML, JM, SL, MA, BD; 2021-113; TPRF 3935). One at Lubbock, Lubbock on 27 December 2021 (AH; 2022-06; TPRF 3929). One at Plainview, Hale on 11 January - 3 February 2022 (NP, ML, MW; 2022-18; TPRF 3940). One at Lubbock, Lubbock on 21 January - 9 February 2022 (JC, JeM, BS, JB; 2022-23; TPRF 3944).

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (15). One southwest of Stinnett, Hutchinson on 20 January 2022 (TW, BP; 2022-19; TPRF 3943).

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (64). One at Balmorhea Lake, Reeves on 14 November 2021 - 27 January 2022 (GC, CB, BF, SF; 2021-115; TPRF 3934). One at west El Paso, El Paso on 13-17 April 2022 (MH, OJ, SR; 2022-32; TPRF 3951).

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (3). Two at Port Aransas jetty, Nueces on 19 February - 23 March 2022 (TD, SC, MR, JM, EC, RP, AS; 2022-24; TPRF 3946).

American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) (11). One at South Padre Is., Willacy on 16 September 2021 (CRR; 2021-99; TPRF 3908). One at west side of Laguna Atascosa NWR, Cameron on 10-24 October 2021 (KB, JM, DC, MM, CT; 2021-106; TPRF 3916). One at Norias Division, King Ranch, Kenedy on 17-21 November 2021 (MOB, JH, AW, JS; 2022-12; TPRF 3924).

Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) (100). One at west Austin, Travis on 2-4 June 2022 (BN; 2022-50; TPRF 3961). One southwest of Concan, Uvalde on 6-7 July 2022 (JHT; 2022-81; TPRF 3995).

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (49). One west of Fort Davis, Jeff Davis on 7 July - 17 September 2021 (CO, EC, JM, BaP, ME, MaE; 2021-82; TPRF 3902).

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) (29). One at Bear Creek Park, Harris on 28-29 April 2022 (JiH, AC; 2022-45; TPRF 3954). One at Lewisville, Denton on 17-24 May 2022 (BeS, EW, CW; 2022-41; TPRF 3958). One at Cullinan Park, Sugarland, Fort Bend on 23 May - 2 September 2022 (KP, HJ, AR, RM; 2022-53; TPRF 3964). One at Barton Creek, Travis on 24 May - 25 August 2022 (WM, VOB, RF, JeS, EC, CH; 2022-47; TPRF 3965). One at Village Creek Drying Beds, Arlington, Tarrant on 5-6 June 2022 (EW, SS, JA; 2022-39; TPRF 3966). One to two at San Bernard NWR, Brazoria on 8 June - 20 August 2022 (DH, RW, SH, BL; 2022-51; TPRF 3967). One at Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Jefferson on 12 June 2022 (DN; 2022-52; TPRF 3963). One at Richland Creek WMA, Navarro/Freestone on 17 June - 6 August 2022 (AF, EW, AbF, MR; 2022-54; TPRF 3968). One at Village Creek Historical, Arlington, Tarrant on 20 June - 8 July 2022 (JR, EW, TF; 2022-56; TPRF 3969). One at Lake McClellan, Gray on 21-27 June 2022 (JaM, BP, DoS, SuS; 2022-60; TPRF 3970). One to two at Caddo Lake, Harrison on 22 June - 3 August 2022 (MiL, DN; 2022-62; TPRF 3971). One at El Franco Lee Park, Houston, Harris on 9 July 2022 (MC; 2022-102; TPRF 3972). One at Ft Worth Nature Center, Tarrant on 23 July - 27 August 2022 (TC; 2022-103; TPRF 3973). One northeast of Village Creek, Arlington, Tarrant on 30 July - 12 August 2022 (TC, TF; 2022-104; TPRF 3974). One south of College Station, Brazos on 1-27 August 2022 (ChB, BE, BrS; 2022-105; TPRF 3975). One at Joe Pool Lake, Tarrant on 5-12 August 2022 (TF; 2022-106; TPRF 3976). One at Armand Bayou, Harris on 8 August 2022 (GS; 2022-107; TPRF 3977). One to two southeast of College Station, Brazos on 14-24 August 2022 (BW, RN; 2022-108; TPRF 3978). One at The Woodlands, Montgomery on 15-19 August 2022 (PM, GM, TM; 2022-109; TPRF 3979). One at Lake Madison, Madison on 18-20 August 2022 (GP, BrN; 2022-110; TPRF 3980). One at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, Harris on 23 August 2022 (KeB; 2022-111; TPRF 3981). One at White Rock Creek, Dallas on 6-16 September 2022 (SW; 2022-112; TPRF 3982).  With the rapid increase in Limpkin records plus documented and successful breeding at two locations (2021-53 and 2021-100; see 2021 Annual Report), the TBRC removed Limpkin from the Review List on 17 Sep 2022.

Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa) (45). One at Laughlin AFB, Val Verde on 19 September 2022 (BNo; 2022-79; TPRF 4002).

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (13). One at Hagerman NWR, Grayson on 22 August 2021 (CP, WaM, MiC; 2021-93; TPRF 3904).

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) (30). One at South Padre Is. jetty, Cameron on 18 January - 17 March 2022 (MaW, JG, BM; 2022-17; TPRF 3942).

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (54). One at Horizon City, El Paso on 22 September - 2 October 2021 (MH, JM, JoG, RH; 2021-101; TPRF 3912). One at Richland Creek WMA, Freestone on 5 November 2021 (GK, CA; 2022-08; TPRF 3920).

Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) (29). One at San Jose Is., Aransas on 23 August 2021 (AO; 2021-92; TPRF 3905).

Short-billed Gull (Larus brachyrhynchus) (48). One at Keystone Heritage Park, El Paso, El Paso on 5 December 2021 - 2 January 2022 (MiW, CL, MG, JoM, OJ, JoG, JK; 2021-116; TPRF 3936). One at White Rock Lake, Dallas on 12 December 2021 (SSc; 2022-07; TPRF 3927).

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) (6). One at Brownsville Landfill, Cameron on 20-21 April 2022 (AL, CM, MBS; 2022-33; TPRF 3953).

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) (26). One at Port Aransas jetty, Nueces on 21 May 2022 (PW; 2022-37; TPRF 3959). One ~7 miles offshore from Matagorda Is., Matagorda on 17 July 2022 (VH; 2022-80; TPRF 3997).

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) (11). One at South Padre Is., Cameron on 5 October 2021 (JG; 2021-103; TPRF 3914). One at Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green on 4 June 2022 (CD; 2022-49; TPRF 3989).

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) (12). One at Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green on 3 June 2022 (KT; 2022-42; TPRF 3987).

Leach's Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates leucorhoa) (43). One offshore, 40 miles southeast of Port Aransas, Nueces on 22 July 2021 (JM; 2021-87; TPRF 3910). Two offshore from South Padre Is., Cameron on 14 August 2021 (JeS, JeH, TJA; 2022-26; TPRF 3919). One ~140 miles southeast of Galveston Is., Galveston on 2 June 2022 (JeS; 2022-59; TPRF 3985).

Trindade Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana) (1). One at Port Aransas jetty, Nueces on 22 February 2022 (SkC; 2022-28; TPRF 3947). This represents the first documented record for Texas.

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica) (1). One at Cox/Lavaca Bay, Calhoun on 15 June 2022 (JL; 2022-55; TPRF 3991).  This represents the first documented record for Texas.

Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) (22). One at San Jose Island, Aransas on 14 June 2022 (AlW, AO; 2022-61; TPRF 3990).

Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna grisea/Ardenna tenuirostris) (1). One at Matagorda Nature Park jetty, Matagorda on 14 March 2022 (BE; 2022-30).

Great Shearwater (Ardenna gravis) (34). One ~140 miles east of South Padre Is., Cameron on 6 November 2021 (JM; 2021-108; TPRF 3921). One ~60 miles southeast of Port Aransas, Nueces on 10 September 2022 (JeS, RR; 2022-71; TPRF 4001). One at South Padre Is., Cameron on 24 September 2022 (EF; 2022-72; TPRF 4003).

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (14). One at Mustang Is., Nueces on 29 August 2021 (AO; 2021-119; TPRF 3911). One ~94 miles south-southeast of Brazos River mouth, Brazoria on 3 June 2022 (JOB, JeS, EC; 2022-40; TPRF 3988). One ~77 miles southeast of Sargent Beach, Matagorda on 3 June 2022 (JOB, JeS; 2022-58; TPRF 3986). One at Port Aransas, Nueces on 19 August 2022 (AO; 2022-78; TPRF 4000).

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (9). One 148 miles southeast (offshore) from the Brazos River mouth, Brazoria on 25 July 2020 (ZS; 2022-21; TPRF 3918). One at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Port Aransas, Nueces on 17 November 2021 (LH, LS, MaR, JeR; 2021-110; TPRF 3923).

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) (5). One at Flag Pond, Lake Somerville, Lee on 23 July - 1 August 2022 (AN, SC, WE, DaS, PS, EW, SL, RP, PG, MeC, HH, JeS, EC; 2022-65; TPRF 3998).

Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus) (68). One at Chisos Mtns., BBNP, Brewster on 24 June 2021 (SJ; 2022-14; TPRF 3909). One at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP, Hidalgo on 4 September 2021 (RR; 2021-96; TPRF 3907). One at South Llano River SP, Kimble on 15 May 2022 (JeB; 2022-46; TPRF 3957). One east of Pipe Creek, Bandera on 3 June 2022 (TR; 2022-48; TPRF 3962). One at Franklin Mountains, El Paso on 23 June 2022 (CeM, ML; 2022-63; TPRF 3993). One at National Butterfly Center, south of Mission, Hidalgo on 13 July 2022 (TH; 2022-68; TPRF 3996).

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) (14). One south of Spearman, Hansford on 11 December 2021 (BB; 2022-02; TPRF 3926).

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) (37). One at Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis on 25 May 2022 (RK; 2022-38; TPRF 3960).

Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) (1). One at Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo on 8 December 2021 - 10 March 2022 (RG, JoM, IM, ToF, PF, SC, JoH, EW, RP, PI, MeC, PG, JiB, AnW, KM; 2021-117; TPRF 3928).  This represents the first documented record for Texas.

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) (83). One at Salineno, Starr on 24 January - 13 February 2021 (TK, WS, WB; 2022-83; TPRF 3983). One at Salineno, Starr on 7 February 2022 (TrC, TL; 2022-22; TPRF 3945).

Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris) (1). One at Mustang Is., Nueces on 17 May 2021 (AO; 2021-122; TPRF 3930). This represents the first documented record for Texas.

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Lawrence's) (Myiarchus tuberculifer lawrenceii) (32). One at Laguna Atascosa NWR, Cameron on 21 December 2021 - 19 January 2022 (KaM, EJ, GW, LK, AD, ChW, JiS, AB; 2022-03; TPRF 3938). One south of Olmito, Cameron on 13 March 2022 (MK; 2022-43; TPRF 3950).

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris) (37). One at Sabine Woods, Jefferson on 7-18 October 2021 (SM, JM, SL, JoH, DM; 2021-105; TPRF 3915). One at Alamito Creek, Presidio on 30 June 2022 (CR, MiG; 2022-70; TPRF 3994).

Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius) (8). One at Resaca de la Palma SP, Cameron on 29 August 2021 (MEs; 2021-95; TPRF 3906).

Thick-billed Kingbird (Tyrannus crassirostris) (20). One at Terlingua, Brewster on 28 July 2021 (MF; 2021-88; TPRF 3903).

Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) (18). One at South Padre Is., Cameron on 7 May 2022 (MEs; 2022-35; TPRF 3956).

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) (56). One at South Padre Is., Cameron on 4 October 2021 (JMo; 2021-104; TPRF 3913). One at San Benito Wetlands, Cameron on 14 November - 18 December 2021 (MaM, RP, JM, TD, PK, TeD, JJD; 2021-114; TPRF 3922). One at Friendship Park, Granger Lake, Williamson on 31 December 2021 - 2 February 2022 (BA, RK, TiF, JoH, RP, RiK; 2022-01; TPRF 3939). One northeast of Rosharon, Brazoria on 14 August 2022 (KR; 2022-66; TPRF 3999).

Greater Pewee (Contopus pertinax) (38). One at Bear Creek Park, Harris on 20 October 2021 - 30 January 2022 (JiH, JM, JoH, ToF, PF, OJ, DoS, SuS, KK; 2021-107; TPRF 3931). One at Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso on 4 October 2022 (SR; 2022-73; TPRF 4004).

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (13). One at Cullinan Park, Sugarland, Fort Bend on 12-26 March 2022 (DL, BiS, MS, DV, CT; 2022-31; TPRF 3949).

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer). The TBRC voted to add this to the state list as an established exotic primarily in around Houston, Harris (MA, DB; 2021-120).

Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus) (29). One at El Paso, El Paso on 10 October 2021 (JoG; 2022-10; TPRF 3917).

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) (53). One at Pine Springs, GMNP, Culberson on 3-4 November 2021 (DeM, LW; 2022-09).

Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata). The TBRC voted to add this to the state list as an established exotic primarily in around Houston, Harris (MA, DB; 2021-121).

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) (19). One at Lake Granbury, Hood on 17 January - 21 February 2022 (MB; 2022-16; TPRF 3941).

Dark-eyed (White-winged) Junco (Junco hyemalis aikeni) (8). One west of Fort Davis, Jeff Davis on 9-11 December 2021 (StC, DD; 2021-118; TPRF 3925).

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) (50). One at Pine Springs, GMNP, Culberson on 3 March - 26 April 2022 (WiS, MM, CG, BS, GG; 2022-29; TPRF 3948). One at Chisos Basin, BBNP, Brewster on 28-29 April 2022 (CBe, CN, RiN; 2022-44; TPRF 3955).

Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus) (32). One at Valley Nature Center, Weslaco, Hidalgo on 11 November 2021 - 31 March 2022 (ShF, DI, RP, SL, BiS, ZW, CaO, KeM; 2021-109; TPRF 3932).

Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) (17). One at San Antonio, Bexar on 17 December 2021 - 8 January 2022 (BT, DMi, TB, LC; 2022-04; TPRF 3937).

Crimson-collared Grosbeak (Rhodothraupis celaeno) (61). One at Quinta Mazatlan, Hidalgo on 12 November 2021 - 29 January 2022 (MaM, LT, JW, ED, CyB; 2022-05; TPRF 3933).

Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina) (65). One ~10 miles north of Rio Grande City, Starr on 27 March 2021 (MBE; 2022-82; TPRF 3984). One at Estero Llano Grande SP, Hidalgo on 17-21 April 2022 (JaA, DO; 2022-34; TPRF 3952).


A number of factors may contribute to a record being denied acceptance. It is quite uncommon for a record to not be accepted due to a bird being 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 prepared entirely 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.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). The TBRC voted against adding this to the state list as an established exotic (2022-20).

Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti). Two at El Paso, El Paso on 29 May 2021 (2022-15).

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna). One at The Woodlands, Montgomery on 3 July 2021 (2021-81). One at North Padre Is., Kleberg on 1 October 2021 (2021-102).

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans). One at Rollover Pass, Galveston on 19 July 2022 (2022-64).

Leach's Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates leucorhoa). One 18 miles southeast of San Jose Is., Aransas on 27 June 2021 (2021-75). One offshore from Port Aransas, Nueces on 26 July 2021 (2022-25). One ~20 miles southeast of Mustang Island, Nueces on 21 June 2022 (2022-57; TPRF 3992).

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula). One 142 miles south-southeast of Matagorda Island, Matagorda on 5 September 2021 (2021-97).

Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus). One at Hazel Bazemore Park, Calallen, Nueces on 14 September 2021 (2021-98).

Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae). One at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP, Hidalgo on 11 April 2021 (2021-68).

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana). One at Crystal Beach, Galveston on 14 April 2021 (2021-67).

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis). One at Brazos Bend SP, Fort Bend on 27 September 2020 (2021-57). One at Sabine Woods, Jefferson on 19 September 2021 (2022-11).

Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus). One at Brownsville Landfill, Cameron on 27 October 2021 (2022-13).


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