Final Count: 254

  • Categorized and alphabetized by Family (species)
  • Bird [month/day] = First spotting of the year
  • Bird = Area resident, not seen for the year
  • Bird** = Not a Houston-area resident

 

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Avocets and Stilts (2): American Avocet 4/17, Black-necked Stilt 3/14

Barn and Typical Owls (3): Barn Owl, Barred Owl 1/3, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl 9/22, Great-horned Owl, 9/22, Short-eared Owl

Bitterns, Herons, Darters and Egrets (12): American Bittern 1/4, Anhinga 3/2, Black-crowned Night-Heron 4/19, Cattle Egret 1/4, Great Blue Heron 1/4, Great Egret 1/1, Green Heron 4/4, Least Bittern, Little Blue Heron 1/3, Reddish Egret 4/17, Snowy Egret 1/4, Tri-colored Heron 2/22, Yellow-crowned Night Heron 3/24

Blackbirds and Orioles (9): Baltimore Oriole 4/17, Boat-tailed Grackle 2/14, Bobolink, Brewer’s BlackbirdBrown-headed Cowbird 3/4, Common Grackle 4/20, Eastern Meadowlark 2/14, Great-tailed Grackle 1/3, Orchard Oriole 4/17, Red-winged Blackbird 1/8, Rusty Blackbird, Western Meadowlark 3/15, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Caracaras and Falons (5): American Kestrel 1/1, Crested Caracara (Mexican Eagle) 2/7, Merlin 2/14, Peregrine Falcon 9/22, Prairie Falcon** 3/16

Cardinals and Grosbeaks (5): Blue Grosbeak 4/17, Dickcissel, Indigo Bunting 4/17, Northern Cardinal 1/3, Painted Bunting 4/17, Pyrrhuloxia, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4/20

Cormorants (2): Double-crested Cormorant 1/4, Neotropic Cormorant 1/3

Cranes (1): Sandhill Crane 2/14, Whooping Crane

Creepers (0):  Brown Creeper

Crows and Jays (8): American Crow 1/1, Black-billed Magpie** 3/15, Blue Jay 1/1, Clark’s Nutcracker** 3/14, Common Raven** 3/14, Gray Jay** 3/16, Stellar’s Jay** 3/16, Western Scrub Jay** 3/16,

Cuckoos and Roadrunners (2): Black-billed Cuckoo, Greater Roadrunner 3/21, Groove-billed Ani, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 6/4

Dippers (1): American Dipper** 3/19

Ducks, Geese, and Swans (24): American Wigeon 2/14, Black-bellied Whistling Duck 1/4, Blue-winged Teal 1/4, Bufflehead, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose** 3/17, Canvasback 1/3, Cinnamon Teal 2/14, Common Goldeneye** 3/19, Common Merganser** 3/18, Egyptian Goos 12/21,  Fulvous Whistling-Duck 8/8, Gadwall 2/14, Greater Scaup, Greater White-fronted Goose, Green-winged Teal 2/14, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup 1/10, Mallard 3/13, Mottled Duck 2/4, Muscovy Duck 1/3, Mute Swan 1/3, Northern Pintail 2/14, Northern Shoveler 2/14, Red-breasted Merganser 11/26, Redhead 3/28, Ring-necked Duck 1/3, Ross’s Goose, Ruddy Duck, Snow Goose 2/14, Trumpeter Swan** 8/14, Wood Duck 1/7

Emberazids (Sparrows) (12):  Chipping Sparrow 1/31, Clay-colored Sparrow 1/31, Dark-eyed Junco (slate)** 3/15, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, Lark Bunting, Lark Sparrow, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow 1/17, Nelson’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow 2/14, Seaside Sparrow 11/26, Song Sparrow 8/14, Spotted Towhee** 3/18, Swamp Sparrow 1/17, Vesper Sparrow 12/5, White-crowned Sparrow 1/4, White-throated Sparrow 4/20

Finches (5):  American Goldfinch 1/25, House Finch 1/17, Pine Siskin 12/9, Pine Grosbeak** 3/16, Purple Finch, Scaly-breasted Munia 12/9

Frigatebirds (1):  Magnificent Frigatebird 5/28

Gnatcatchers, Old World Sparrows (2):  House Sparrow 1/17, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1/4

Grebes (4): Eared Grebe 11/26, Horned Grebe, Least Grebe 12/6, Pied-billed Grebe 1/3, Western Grebe** 8/14

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers (13):  Black Skimmer 4/17, Black Tern, Bonaparte’s Gull 4/20, Caspian Tern 12/5, Common Tern 4/17, Forster’s Tern 3/29, Franklin’s Gull 4/20, Gull-billed Tern, Herring Gull 1/20, Laughing Gull 2/14, Least Tern 4/17, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2/14, Ring-billed Gull, Royal Tern 4/17, Sandwich Tern 4/17, Sooty Tern, Thayer’s Gull

Hummingbirds (4):  Black-chinned Hummingbird 3/2, Broad-tailed Hummingbird 3/5, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4/11, Rufous Hummingbird 1/31

Ibises and Spoonbills (3):  Glossy Ibis 1/4, Roseate Spoonbill 2/14, White Ibis 1/3, White-faced Ibis

Kingfishers (1):  Belted Kingfisher 1/4

Kinglets (1):  Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2/14

Kites, Eagles, and Hawks (13):  Bald Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk 10/2, Cooper’s Hawk 2/14, Golden Eagle** 8/15, Harris’s Hawk** 8/16, Mississippi Kite 4/29, Northern Harrier 2/14, Red-shouldered Hawk 1/1, Red-tailed Hawk 2/6, Sharp-shinned Hawk 10/2, Swainson’s Hawk 3/31, Swallow-tailed Kite, White-tailed Hawk 2/14, White-tailed Kite 2/14

Lark (1):  Horned Lark 3/18

Loons (0):  Common Loon, Red-throated Loon

Mockingbirds and Thrashers (3):  Brown Thrasher 4/17, Gray Catbird 4/17, Northern Mockingbird 1/3

New World Vultures (2):  Black Vulture 1/1, Turkey Vulture 1/1

Nighthawks and Nightjars (1):  Chuck-will’s-widow, Common Nighthawk 6/17, Eastern Whip-poor-will

Nuthatches (3):  Pigmy Nuthatch** 3/16, Red-breasted Nuthatch 8/8, White-breasted Nuthatch 3/16

Osprey (1):  Osprey 3/25

Oystercatchers (1): American Oystercatcher 11/26

Parakeets (1):  Monk Parakeet 12/5

Pelicans (2):  American White Pelican 1/4, Brown Pelican 3/29

Pigeons and Doves (5):  Common Ground-Dove, Eurasian Collared-Dove 4/17, Inca Dove 4/17, Mourning Dove 1/31, Rock Pigeon 1/8, White-winged Dove 1/1

Plovers (7):  American Golden-plover 8/17, Black-bellied Plover 4/17, Killdeer 2/14, Piping Plover 6/3, Semi-palmated Plover 4/17, Snowy Plover 6/3, Wilson’s Plover 3/29

Quails (0):  Northern Bobwhite

Rails and Coots (3):  American Coot 1/3, Black Rail, Clapper Rail, Common Gallinule (Moorhen) 1/4, King Rail, Purple Gallinule 4/19, Sora, Virginia Rail, Yellow Rail

Sandpipers (13):  American Woodcock, Baird’s Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dunlin 4/17, Greater Yellowlegs 12/28, Hudsonian Godwit, Least Sandpiper 1/3, Lesser Yellowlegs 3/29, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Marbled Godwit 4/20, Pectoral Sandpiper, Purple Sandpiper, Red Knot 4/20, Red-necked Phalarope, Ruddy Turnstone 4/17, Ruff, Sanderling 2/14, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher 4/17, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper 2/14, Upland Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper 4/20, White-rumped Sandpiper, Whimbrel, White-rumped SandpiperWillet 3/28, Wilson’s Pharalope 5/2, Wilson’s Snipe

Shrikes (1):  Loggerhead Shrike 1/3

Starlings (1):  European Starling 2/17

Storks (0):  Wood Stork

Swallows (5):  Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow 3/29, Cave Swallow, Cliff Swallow 6/4, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4/18, Purple Martin 3/29, Tree Swallow 1/4

Swifts (2):  Chimney Swift 3/30, White-Throated Swift** 3/16

Tanagers (3):  Scarlet Tanager 4/17, Summer Tanager (rare!) 11/22, Western Tanager 4/17

Thrushes (8):  American Robin 2/14, Eastern Bluebird 1/3, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hermit Thrush 1/17, Mountain Bluebird** 3/15, Swainson’s Thrush 4/17, Townsend’s Solitaire** 3/16, Veery, Western Bluebird** 3/18, Wood Thrush 1/4

Titmice and Chicakdees (5):  Black-capped Chickadee** 3/16, Black-crested Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee 1/3, Chestnut-backed Chickadee** 8/15, Mountain Chickadee** 3/15, Tufted Titmouse 1/3

Tyrant Flycatchers (9):  Acadian Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Couch’s Kingbird 12/20, Dusky Couch’s Kingbird, Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher** 8/15, Eastern Kingbird 2/14, Eastern Phoebe 1/3, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Great-crested Flycatcher 4/10, Great Kiskadee 8/23, Least Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher** 8/14, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3/30, Tropical Kingbird, Vermillion Flycatcher 12/26, Western Kingbird 6/21, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher** 8/14, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Turkeys and Grouse (2):  Greater Prairie-Chicken, Spruce Grouse** 8/8, Wild Turkey** 8/10

Verdins (0):  Verdin

Vireos (2):  Bell’s Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo 1/25, Cassin’s Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, White-eyed Vireo 2/14, Yellow-green Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo

Wagtails and Pipits (1):  American Pipit 1/3, Sprague’s Pipit

Waxwings (1):  Cedar Waxwing 2/7

Wood-warblers (20):  American Redstart 4/20, Bay-breasted Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler 3/25, Black-throated Green Warbler 3/28, Blackburnian Warbler 4/20, Blackpoll Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cerulean Warbler 4/19 (song) and 4/20 (sighting), Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat 1/4, Golden-winged Warbler, Hooded Warbler 3/28, Kentucky Warbler 4/20, Louisiana Waterthrush, MacGillvray’s Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula 3/28, Northern Waterthrush, Orange-crowned Warbler 1/4, Ovenbird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler 11/19, Prairie Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler 4/17, Swainson’s Warbler, Tennessee Warbler 4/20, Townsend’s Warbler** 8/10, Virginia’s Warbler** 8/8, Wilson’s Warbler 4/20, Worm-eating Warbler 4/20, Yellow Warbler** 8/8, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow-rumped Warbler 1/3, Yellow-throated Warbler 3/28

Woodpeckers (10) American Three-toed Woodpecker** 8/15, Black-backed Woodpecker** 8/15, Downy Woodpecker 1/9, Hairy Woodpecker 3/18, Ladder-backed Woodpecker 10/31, Northern Flicker 3/16, Pileated Woodpecker 1/25, Red-bellied Woodpecker 2/6, Red-naped Sapsucker** 3/16, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1/29

Wrens (6):  Bewick’s Wren 4/26, Canyon Wren** 3/16, Carolina Wren 1/1, House Wren 6/17, Marsh Wren 3/18, Sedge Wren 11/22, Winter Wren

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