Texas 2008 Species List




This is a list of species observed during my visit to Texas over the period April 4 - April 11, 2008. The locations covered were as follows:


4/4/08 - 4/7/08

San Antonio


4/8/08

Friedrich Wilderness Park, San Antonio


4/9/08

Lost Maples State Park


4/10/08

Choke Canyon State Park and vicinity


4/11/08

Palmetto State Park

Definitions of abbreviations used in the list are as follows:

*

Life species

(h)

Heard only

Each common and scientific name is a link to a Google image search for that name. This provides a quick way to find images of each species (if Google's search can find them on the web).





Anatidae


Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna autumnalis




Gadwall

Anas strepera




Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos




Blue-winged Teal

Anas discors




Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata




Green-winged Teal

Anas crecca




Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris





Meleagrididae

?

Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo


Native here?



Podicipedidae


Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps





Phalacrocoracidae


Neotropic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax brasilianus




Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus





Anhingidae


Anhinga

Anhinga anhinga





Ardeidae


Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias




Great Egret

Ardea alba




Snowy Egret

Egretta thula




Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor




Green Heron

Butorides virescens




Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax




Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Nyctanassa violacea





Threskiornithidae


Roseate Spoonbill

Platalea ajaja





Cathartidae


Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus




Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura





Pandionidae


Osprey

Pandion haliaetus





Accipitridae


Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus




Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus




Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii



*

Harris's Hawk

Parabuteo unicinctus




Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus




Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus




Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni




Zone-tailed Hawk

Buteo albonotatus




Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis





Falconidae


Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway




American Kestrel

Falco sparverius





Rallidae


Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus




American Coot

Fulica americana





Charadriidae


Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

(h)




Scolopacidae


Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius





Laridae


Laughing Gull

Larus atricilla





Sternidae


Forster's Tern

Sterna forsteri





Columbidae


Rock Pigeon

Columba livia


Introduced


White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica




Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura




Inca Dove

Columbina inca





Cuculidae


Greater Roadrunner

Geococcyx californianus





Strigidae


Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus





Caprimulgidae


Lesser Nighthawk

Chordeiles acutipennis





Apodidae


Chimney Swift

Chaetura pelagica





Trochilidae


Black-chinned Hummingbird

Archilochus alexandri





Alcedinidae


Belted Kingfisher

Megaceryle alcyon





Picidae


Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Melanerpes aurifrons




Red-bellied Woodpecker

Melanerpes carolinus




Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Picoides scalaris





Tyrannidae


Black Phoebe

Sayornis nigricans




Eastern Phoebe

Sayornis phoebe




Say's Phoebe

Sayornis saya




Vermilion Flycatcher

Pyrocephalus rubinus




Ash-throated Flycatcher

Myiarchus cinerascens




Great Crested Flycatcher

Myiarchus crinitus




Brown-crested Flycatcher

Myiarchus tyrannulus




Great Kiskadee

Pitangus sulphuratus



*

Couch's Kingbird

Tyrannus couchii




Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Tyrannus forficatus





Laniidae


Loggerhead Shrike

Lanius ludovicianus





Vireonidae


White-eyed Vireo

Vireo griseus




Bell's Vireo

Vireo bellii

(h)



Black-capped Vireo

Vireo atricapilla




Yellow-throated Vireo

Vireo flavifrons




Red-eyed Vireo

Vireo olivaceus





Corvidae


Blue Jay

Cyanocitta cristata




Green Jay

Cyanocorax yncas




Western Scrub-Jay

Aphelocoma californica




American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos




Common Raven

Corvus corax





Hirundinidae


Purple Martin

Progne subis




Tree Swallow

Tachycineta bicolor




Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis




Cliff Swallow

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota



*

Cave Swallow

Petrochelidon fulva




Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica





Paridae


Carolina Chickadee

Poecile carolinensis



*

Black-crested Titmouse

Baeolophus atricristatus





Remizidae


Verdin

Auriparus flaviceps





Troglodytidae


Canyon Wren

Catherpes mexicanus

(h)



Carolina Wren

Thryothorus ludovicianus




Bewick's Wren

Thryomanes bewickii




House Wren

Troglodytes aedon

(h)




Regulidae


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Regulus calendula





Polioptilidae


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Polioptila caerulea





Turdidae


Eastern Bluebird

Sialia sialis





Mimidae


Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos



*

Long-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma longirostre





Sturnidae


European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris


Introduced



Bombycillidae


Cedar Waxwing

Bombycilla cedrorum





Parulidae


Orange-crowned Warbler

Vermivora celata




Nashville Warbler

Vermivora ruficapilla




Northern Parula

Parula americana



*

Golden-cheeked Warbler

Dendroica chrysoparia




Black-throated Green Warbler

Dendroica virens




Yellow-throated Warbler

Dendroica dominica




Black-and-white Warbler

Mniotilta varia




Louisiana Waterthrush

Seiurus motacilla




Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas





Thraupidae


Summer Tanager

Piranga rubra





Emberizidae


Olive Sparrow

Arremonops rufivirgatus




Spotted Towhee

Pipilo maculatus




Cassin's Sparrow

Aimophila cassinii




Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Aimophila ruficeps




Chipping Sparrow

Spizella passerina




Clay-colored Sparrow

Spizella pallida




Field Sparrow

Spizella pusilla




Vesper Sparrow

Pooecetes gramineus




Lark Sparrow

Chondestes grammacus




Savannah Sparrow

Passerculus sandwichensis




Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum




Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia




Lincoln's Sparrow

Melospiza lincolnii




White-crowned Sparrow

Zonotrichia leucophrys





Cardinalidae


Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis



*

Pyrrhuloxia

Cardinalis sinuatus




Indigo Bunting

Passerina cyanea




Painted Bunting

Passerina ciris





Icteridae


Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus




Great-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus mexicanus




Bronzed Cowbird

Molothrus aeneus




Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater




Bullock's Oriole

Icterus bullockii




Audubon's Oriole

Icterus graduacauda




Scott's Oriole

Icterus parisorum

(h)




Fringillidae


House Finch

Carpodacus mexicanus




Lesser Goldfinch

Carduelis psaltria

(h)




Passeridae


House Sparrow

Passer domesticus


Introduced




Alan Wight
Sonoma County, California
Email:  shwand@sonic.net