Texas State List

Accepted Texas Species

Last Updated: July 1, 2018

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 649 species as of July 1, 2018 and includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes outlined in the 59th supplement ( Auk, Vol. 135, pp. 798-813) 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

Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens

Ross's Goose - Anser rossii

Greater White-fronted Goose - Anser albifrons

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

Garganey - Spatula querquedula

Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors

Cinnamon Teal - Spatula cyanoptera

Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

Gadwall - Mareca strepera

Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope

American Wigeon - Mareca americana

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos

American Black Duck - Anas rubripes

Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula

White-cheeked Pintail - Anas bahamensis

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta

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

Rivoli's Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens

Blue-throated Hummingbird - Lampornis clemenciae

Amethyst-throated Hummingbird - Lampornis amethystinus

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

Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus

Eskimo Curlew - Numenius borealis

Long-billed Curlew - Numenius americanus

Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica

Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa

Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica

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

American Woodcock - Scolopax minor

Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata

Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius

Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana

Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes

Willet - Tringa semipalmata

Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus

Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

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

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: STORM-PETRELS

Wilson's Storm-Petrel - Oceanites oceanicus

Leach's Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma castro

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 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

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

Hook-billed Kite - Chondrohierax uncinatus

Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos

Double-toothed Kite - Harpagus bidentatus

Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus

Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii

Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis

Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis

White-tailed Hawk - Geranoaetus albicaudatus

Crane Hawk - Geranospiza caerulescens

Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis

Common Black Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus

Great Black Hawk - Buteogallus urubitinga

Roadside Hawk - Rupornis magnirostris

Harris's Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus

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

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

Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens

Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Dryobates scalaris

Red-cockaded Woodpecker - Dryobates borealis

Hairy Woodpecker - Dryobates villosus

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 TITYRIDAE: TITYRAS, BECARDS, AND ALLIES

Masked Tityra - Tityra semifasciata

Rose-throated Becard - Pachyramphus aglaiae

FAMILY TYRANNIDAE: TYRANT FLYCATCHERS

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet - Camptostoma imberbe

Greenish Elaenia - Myiopagis viridicata

White-crested Elaenia - Elaenia albiceps chilensis

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

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

FAMILY LANIIDAE: SHRIKES

Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus

Northern Shrike - Lanius borealis

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

Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus

Pine Grosbeak - Pinicola enucleator

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch - Leucosticte tephrocotis

House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus

Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Cassin's Finch - Haemorhous cassinii

Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea

Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra

White-winged Crossbill - Loxia leucoptera

Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus

Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria

Lawrence's Goldfinch - Spinus lawrencei

American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

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 PASSERELLIDAE: 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 - Centronyx bairdii

Henslow's Sparrow - Centronyx henslowii

LeConte's Sparrow - Ammospiza leconteii

Seaside Sparrow - Ammospiza maritimus

Nelson's Sparrow - Ammospiza nelsoni

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 ICTERIIDAE: YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS

Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens

FAMILY ICTERIDAE: BLACKBIRDS, MEADOWLARKS, AND ORIOLES

Yellow-headed Blackbird - X. xanthocephalus

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

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

Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus

Shiny Cowbird - Molothrus bonariensis

Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus

Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater

Rusty Blackbird - Euphagus carolinus

Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus

Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula

Boat-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus major

Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus

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

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 THRAUPIDAE: TANAGERS AND THEIR ALLIES

Red-legged Honeycreeper - Cyanerpes cyaneus

Yellow-faced Grassquit - Tiaris olivaceus

Morelet's Seedeater - Sporaphila morelleti

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).

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.

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).

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