Current Count: 181

Last Updated: April 14, 2019

  • Categorized by Family then ABC by Species
  • Bird [M/D] = First sighting of the year
  • Bird = Area resident, struck-out until spotted
  • Bird = Lifer (new to eyes or list ever)
  • Goal = 300 or all of them!

2019 Bird Gallery (Photos!)

Avocets and Stilts: American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt 2/17

Barn and Typical OwlsBarn Owl, Barred Owl 1/26, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl 2/17, Short-eared Owl

Bitterns, Herons, Darters and Egrets: American Bittern 1/6, Anhinga 1/5, Black-crowned Night-Heron 1/6, Cattle Egret 1/6, Great Blue Heron 1/4, Great Egret 1/5, Green Heron 1/6, Least Bittern, Little Blue Heron 1/4, Reddish Egret 2/17, Snowy Egret 1/5, Tri-colored Heron 1/5, Yellow-crowned Night Heron 2/16

Blackbirds and Orioles: Baltimore Oriole 4/14, Boat-tailed Grackle 2/16, Bobolink, Brewer’s Blackbird 4/12, Bronzed Cowbird 4/14, Brown-headed Cowbird 2/14, Common Grackle 1/5, Eastern Meadowlark 2/16, Great-tailed Grackle 2/17, Orchard Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird 1/5, Rusty Blackbird, Western Meadowlark 3/7, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Caracaras and Falcons: American Kestrel 1/5, Crested Caracara 1/5, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon 1/19, Prairie Falcon

Cardinals and Grosbeaks: Blue Grosbeak 4/14, Dickcissel, Indigo Bunting 4/12, Northern Cardinal 1/1, Painted Bunting 4/14, Pine Grosbeak 3/14, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4/14, Scarlet Tanager, Summer Tanager 1/12, Western Tanager

Cormorants: Neotropic Cormorant 2/16, Double-crested Cormorant 1/4

Cranes: Sandhill Crane 2/16, Whooping Crane

Creepers: Brown Creeper

Crows and Jays: American Crow 1/5, Black-billed Magpie 3/11, Blue Jay 1/5, Common Raven 3/7, Canada (Gray) Jay 3/8, Steller’s Jay 3/8

Cuckoos and Roadrunners: Black-billed Cuckoo, Greater Roadrunner, Groove-billed Ani, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4/14

Ducks, Geese, and Swans: American Wigeon, Black-bellied Whistling Duck 1/2, Blue-winged Teal 1/6, Bufflehead 2/16, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose 3/15, Canvasback 2/17, Cinnamon Teal, Common Goldeneye 4/12, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Gadwall 2/16, Greater Scaup 2/16, Greater White-fronted Goose, Green-winged Teal 4/12, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup 2/1, Mallard 2/21, Mottled Duck 1/5, Muscovy Duck 2/21, Mute Swan, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler 2/16, Red-breasted Merganser, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck 1/6, Ross’s Goose, Ruddy Duck, Snow Goose 2/17, Wood Duck 1/5

Finches: American Goldfinch 1/1, House Finch 1/1, Pine Grosbeak Pine Siskin 3/1, Purple Finch 1/6,  Scaly-breasted Munia

Frigatebirds: Magnificent Frigatebird

Gnatcatchers, Old World Sparrows: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1/5, House Sparrow 1/1

Goatsuckers, Nighthawks, Nightjars: Common Nighthawk 4/2, Lesser Nighthawk, Chuck-will’s-widow 3/28

Grebes: Eared Grebe, Least Grebe,  Pied-billed Grebe 1/5

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Black Skimmer 4/12, Black Tern, Bonaparte’s Gull, Caspian Tern 2/16, Common Tern, Forster’s Tern 4/14, Franklin’s Gull 4/12, Gull-billed Tern, Herring Gull 4/6, Laughing Gull 2/16, Least Tern 4/12, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull 2/16, Royal Tern 4/12, Sandwich Tern 4/12

Hummingbirds: Black-chinned Hummingbird 1/8, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3/14, Rufous Hummingbird 1/2

Ibises and Spoonbills: Glossy Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill 1/6, White Ibis 1/2, White-faced Ibis 1/6

Kingfishers: Belted Kingfisher 1/5

Kinglets: Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1/2

Kites, Eagles, and Hawks: Bald Eagle 1/5, Broad-winged Hawk 4/14, Cooper’s Hawk 1/5, Ferruginous Hawk, Harris’s Hawk, Mississippi Kite, Northern Harrier 1/6, Red-shouldered Hawk 1/5, Red-tailed Hawk 1/5, Sharp-shinned Hawk 3/8, Swainson’s Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, White-tailed Hawk 1/4, White-tailed Kite

Lapwings and Plovers: American Golden-Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer 2/16, Piping Plover, Semi-palmated Plover, Snowy Plover, Wilson’s Plover

Lark: Horned Lark

Loons: Common Loon

Lories, Parakeets, Macaws, Parrots: Monk Parakeet

Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Brown Thrasher 3/31, Gray Catbird 2/16, Northern Mockingbird 1/1

New World Quails: Northern Bobwhite

New World Sparrows (Emberazids): Chipping Sparrow 1/2, Clay-colored Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco 1/2, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow 2/16, Fox Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Harris’s Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow 1/5, Seaside Sparrow, Song Sparrow 1/5, Spotted Towhee, Swamp Sparrow 1/6, Vesper Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow 3/1

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

Nuthatches: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch 3/11, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch 1/1

Osprey: Osprey 1/5

Oystercatchers: American Oystercatcher 4/12

Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys: Wild Turkey

Pelicans: American White Pelican 2/17, Brown Pelican 1/4

Pigeons and Doves: Common Ground-Dove, Eurasian Collared-Dove 4/16, Inca Dove, Mourning Dove 1/17, Ringed Turtle-Dove, Rock Pigeon 1/11, White-winged Dove 1/2

Rails and Coots: American Coot 1/6, Black Rail, Clapper Rail, Common Gallinule 1/6, King Rail, Purple Gallinule, Sora, Virginia Rail, Yellow Rail

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, Allies: American Woodcock, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Hudsonian Godwit, Least Sandpiper 4/12, Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Marbled Godwit, Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstone 4/12, Ruff, Sanderling, Semi-palmated Sandpiper 4/12, Short-billed Dowitcher, Solitary Sandpiper 4/12, Spotted Sandpiper 2/2, Stilt Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Whimbrel, White-rumped Sandpiper, Willet 2/16, Wilson’s Phalarope, Wilson’s Snipe 1/5

Shrikes: Loggerhead Shrike 2/16

Starlings: European Starling 1/5

Storks: Wood Stork

Swallows: Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow 3/22, Cave Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin 3/18, Tree Swallow 1/6

Swifts: Chimney Swift 3/29

Thrushes: American Robin 1/6, Eastern Bluebird 1/1, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hermit Thrush 2/16, Swainson’s Thrush, Wood Thrush, Veery

Titmice and Chicakdees: Carolina Chickadee 1/1, Mountain Chickadee 3/8, Tufted Titmouse 1/1

Tyrant Flycatchers: Acadian Flycatcher, Couch’s Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe 1/1, Eastern Wood Pewee 3/29, Great-crested Flycatcher 3/27, Great Kiskadee, Least Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 3/29, Vermillion Flycatcher 1/6, Western Kingbird, Alder/Willow “Trails” Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Vireos: Blue-headed Vireo 1/7, Philadelphia Vireo 4/14, Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, White-eyed Vireo 1/17, Yellow-throated Vireo 3/29

Wagtails and Pipits: American Pipit 2/14, Sprague’s Pipit

Waxwings: Cedar Waxwing 1/5

Weavers: Orange Bishop

Wood-warblers: American Redstart 4/12, Bay-breasted Warbler 4/14Black-and-white Warbler 3/29, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler 4/14, Blackburnian Warbler 4/14, Blackpoll Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, “Brewster’s” Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler 4/14, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat 1/6, Golden-winged Warbler, Hermit Warbler, Hooded Warbler 4/11, Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Magnolia Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Nashville Warbler 4/13, Northern Parula 3/19, Northern Waterthrush, Orange-crowned Warbler 1/6, Ovenbird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler 1/6, Prairie Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler 4/22, Swainson’s Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler 1/2, Worm-eating Warbler, Yellow Warbler 4/14, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow-rumped Warbler 1/2, Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14

Woodpeckers: Downy Woodpecker 1/5, Hairy Woodpecker 3/9, Northern Flicker 1/5, Pileated Woodpecker 1/4, Red-bellied Woodpecker 1/5, Red-cockaded WoodpeckerRed-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1/4

Wrens: Bewick’s Wren 1/1, Carolina Wren 1/1, House Wren 1/6, Marsh Wren, Rock Wren, Sedge Wren, Winter Wren

New places we plan to visit this year…stay tuned!

  • Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Matagorda, TX
  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, TX
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, TX
  • San Jacinto Battleground, Pasadena, TX

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