Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | February 16, 2015

Final Texas trip list 

Date range: Feb 7, 2015 – Feb 16, 2015 
Total # of Species: 163 
Total # of Checklists: 31
Location(s):   Aransas Bay–Rockport/Fulton to Aransas NWR by boat; Bentsen-Rio Grande Val. SP WBC (Mission) (LTC 069); Bishop; Brooks; Brownsville; Cameron Co.- Hwy100 (E. Ocean Blvd.); Cameron Co.–Hwy100–Aplomado Viewing Area; Estero Llano Grande SP WBC (LTC 054); FM 490 to Starr border; Falfurrias Rest Area (LTC 004); H E B – Mission TX; Harris; Hidalgo; Houston TX – The Heights; Jara Chinas Rd; Kleburg Co. TX – 285; Laguna Atascosa NWR–Buena Vista Blvd. (within refuge); Mission Nature Park; Port Aransas; Resaca de la Palma SP WBC (Brownsville) (LTC 048); San Jacinto Battleground (UTC 041); Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059); South Padre Is.–Birding and Nature Center; Texas; US-TX-Port Isabel – 26.0912x-97.3275 – Feb 12, 2015, 11:14 AM; Yturria Tract (Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Snow Goose


American Wigeon

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal


Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup


Hooded Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Common Loon

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


White-tailed Kite

Hook-billed Kite

Northern Harrier

Cooper’s Hawk

Bald Eagle

Harris’s Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Clapper Rail


Common Gallinule

American Coot

Sandhill Crane

Whooping Crane

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

American Oystercatcher

Black-bellied Plover


Spotted Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs


Lesser Yellowlegs

Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone



Least Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Snipe

Bonaparte’s Gull

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Caspian Tern

Forster’s Tern

Royal Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Inca Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel

Aplomado Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Green Parakeet

Black Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch’s Kingbird

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Green Jay

Blue Jay

Chihuahuan Raven

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Cave Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse


Sedge Wren

Carolina Wren

Cactus Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Red-vented Bulbul

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Eastern Bluebird

Clay-colored Thrush

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

American Pipit

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat

Tropical Parula

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Painted Redstart

Olive Sparrow

Cassin’s Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Savannah Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Northern Cardinal


Black-headed Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Western/Eastern Meadowlark

Brewer’s Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed/Brown-headed Cowbird

Altamira Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



  1. Great list! I’m heading down for a brief visit next weekend. I hope the weather is warm and the Gray-crowned Yellowthroat is still around.

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