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Texas: The Rio Grande Valley

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Please note that bird lists are displayed in a tabular format that may be difficult to read on smaller devices.

Cumulative Bird List

with Jake Mohlmann and Evan Obercian

Column A: Number of tours (out of 13) in which this species was recorded
Column B: Number of days this species was seen on the 2017 tour
Column C: Maximum daily count for this species on the 2017 tour
Column D: H = heard only, U = Uncountable by current ABA standards, E = Seen on Extension only

A B C D
13 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 4 1000 Dendrocygna autumnalis
3 Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
6 Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
10 Snow Goose 2 350 E Chen caerulescens
4 Ross's Goose 1 12 E Chen rossii
3 Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata
13 Gadwall 6 10 Anas strepera
13 American Wigeon 2 1 Anas americana
10 “Northern” Mallard Anas p. platyrhynchos
9 “Mexican” Mallard Anas platyrhynchos diazi
13 Mottled Duck 5 10 Anas fulvigula
13 Blue-winged Teal 7 20 Anas discors
13 Cinnamon Teal 1 3 Anas cyanoptera
13 Northern Shoveler 3 85 Anas clypeata
13 Northern Pintail 2 80 Anas acuta
13 Green-winged Teal 2 40 Anas crecca
9 Canvasback 1 1 Aythya valisineria
13 Redhead 2 80 Aythya americana
13 Ring-necked Duck 2 40 Aythya collaris
2 Greater Scaup 1 1 Aythya marila
12 Lesser Scaup 2 80 Aythya affinis
10 Bufflehead 2 40 Bucephala albeola
10 Common Goldeneye 1 100 E Bucephala clangula
6 Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
13 Red-breasted Merganser 2 50 Mergus serrator
12 Ruddy Duck 2 20 Oxyura jamaicensis
13 Plain Chachalaca 4 10 Ortalis vetula
4 Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
8 Northern Bobwhite 2 20 Colinus virginianus
13 Common Loon 2 6 Gavia immer
13 Least Grebe 5 8 Tachybaptus dominicus
13 Pied-billed Grebe 5 12 Podilymbus podiceps
12 Eared Grebe 2 7 Podiceps nigricollis
1 Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
4 Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
13 American White Pelican 7 100 Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
13 Brown Pelican 3 145 Pelecanus occidentalis
13 Neotropic Cormorant 6 20 Phalacrocorax brasilianus
13 Double-crested Cormorant 8 300 Phalacrocorax auritus
12 Anhinga 2 1 Anhinga anhinga
3 American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
3 Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
13 Great Blue Heron 6 22 Ardea herodias
13 Great Egret 8 40 Ardea alba
13 Snowy Egret 7 50 Egretta thula
13 Little Blue Heron 4 4 Egretta caerulea
13 Tricolored Heron 4 6 Egretta tricolor
13 Reddish Egret 3 12 Egretta rufescens
13 Cattle Egret 2 8 Bubulcus ibis
13 Green Heron 1 1 Butorides virescens
11 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 8 Nycticorax nycticorax
10 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 16 Nyctanassa violacea
12 White Ibis 4 80 Eudocimus albus
11 White-faced ibis 2 2 Plegadus chihi
13 Roseate Spoonbill 3 20 Platalea ajaja
13 Black Vulture 7 60 Coragyps atratus
13 Turkey Vulture 8 200 Cathartes aura
13 Osprey 7 15 Pandion haliaetus
4 Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus
13 White-tailed Kite 4 3 Elanus leucurus
13 Northern Harrier 3 7 Circus cyaneus
12 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 1 Accipiter striatus
13 Cooper's Hawk 6 3 Accipiter cooperii
12 Gray Hawk 4 4 Asturina nitida
1 Common Black-Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
13 Harris's Hawk 6 12 Parabuteo unicinctus
2 Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
13 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 1 Buteo lineatus
4 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
13 White-tailed Hawk 7 10 Buteo albicaudatus
5 Zone-tailed Hawk 1 3 Buteo albonotatus
13 Red-tailed Hawk 8 8 Buteo jamaicensis
2 Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
7 Clapper Rail Rallus longirostris
2 King Rail Rallus elegans
5 Virginia Rail 1 1 Rallus limicola
12 Sora 2 4 Porzana carolina
13 Common Gallinule 3 8 Gallinula galeata
13 American Coot 7 30 Fulica americana
13 Sandhill Crane 2 80 E Grus canadensis
13 Whooping Crane 1 14 E Grus americana
13 Black-bellied Plover 3 12 Pluvialis squatarola
1 American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
5 Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
10 Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
3 Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
13 Killdeer 4 6 Charadrius vociferus
13 American Oystercatcher 3 10 Haematopus palliatus
13 Black-necked Stilt 2 20 Himantopus mexicanus
13 American Avocet 3 75 Recurvirostra americana
2 Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
13 Spotted Sandpiper 4 2 Actitis macularia
7 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
13 Greater Yellowlegs 4 30 Tringa melanoleuca
13 “Western” Willet 3 100 Catoptrophorus semipalmatus inornatus
12 Lesser Yellowlegs 3 4 Tringa flavipes
3 Whimbrel 1 2 Numenius phaeopus
13 Long-billed Curlew 3 20 Numenius americanus
12 Marbled Godwit 3 15 Limosa fedoa
13 Ruddy Turnstone 1 15 Arenaria interpres
13 Sanderling 1 50 Calidris alba
10 Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
1 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
12 Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
1 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
13 Dunlin 1 60 Calidris alpina
10 Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
3 Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
13 Long-billed Dowitcher 3 55 Limnodromus scolopaceus
12 Wilson's Snipe 1 1 Gallinago delicata
1 Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
1 Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
12 Bonaparte's Gull 1 5 E Chroicocephalus philadelphia
13 Laughing Gull 4 400 Leucophaeus atricilla
13 Ring-billed Gull 4 15 Larus delawarensis
1 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
13 Herring Gull 2 8 Larus argentatus
4 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
1 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus
8 Gull-billed Tern 1 2 Gelochelidon nilotica
13 Caspian Tern 6 12 Hydroprogne caspia
13 Royal Tern 2 35 Thalasseus maximus
4 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
1 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
13 Forster's Tern 3 25 Sterna forsteri
13 Black Skimmer 1 85 Rynchops niger
13 Rock Pigeon 8 100 Columba livia
9 Red-billed Pigeon 2 5 Patagioenas flavirostris
12 Eurasian Collared-Dove 8 103 Streptopelia decaocto
13 White-winged Dove 2 125 Zenaida asiatica
13 Mourning Dove 7 40 Zenaida macroura
13 Inca Dove 4 8 Columbina inca
13 Common Ground-Dove 1 3 Columbina passerina
13 White-tipped Dove 5 6 Leptotila verreauxi
13 Greater Roadrunner 2 2 Geococcyx californianus
3 Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
6 Barn Owl Tyto alba
1 Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus
12 Eastern Screech-Owl 2 1 Megascops asio mccallii
11 Great Horned Owl 1 1 Bubo virginianus
5 Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
5 Burrowing Owl 1 2 Athene cunicularia
1 Barred Owl 1 2 E Strix varia
2 Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
1 Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
13 Common Pauraque 2 4 Nyctidromus albicollis
13 Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2 1 Amazilia yucatanensis
8 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 1 E Archilochus colubris
10 Black-chinned Hummingbird 3 1 Archilochus alexandri
3 Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
1 Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin
1 Broad-billed Hummingbird 1 1 E Cynanthus latirostris
1 Elegant Trogon Trogon elegans
13 Ringed Kingfisher 1 4 Megaceryle torquata
13 Belted Kingfisher 3 2 Megaceryle alcyon
12 Green Kingfisher 4 3 Chloroceryle americana
13 Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8 10 Melanerpes aurifrons
11 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 1 Sphyrapicus varius
1 Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
13 Ladder-backed Woodpecker 4 3 Picoides scalaris
13 Crested Caracara 7 40 Caracara cheriway
13 American Kestrel 8 45 Falco sparverius
8 Merlin Falco columbarius
7 Aplomado Falcon 2 1 Falco femoralis
12 Peregrine Falcon 4 1 Falco peregrinus
4 Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
13 Green Parakeet 2 250 Aratinga holochlora holochlora
5 White-fronted Parrot 1 30 U Amazona albifrons
13 Red-crowned Parrot 1 150 Amazona viridigenalis
9 Lilac-crowned Parrot 1 1 U Amazona finschi
6 Red-lored Parrot 1 10 U Amazona autumnalis
5 Yellow-headed Parrot Amazona oratrix
10 Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1 1 Camptostoma imberbe
11 Black Phoebe 2 5 Sayomis nigricans
13 Eastern Phoebe 4 3 Sayornis phoebe
2 Say’s Phoebe Sayornis saya
13 Vermilion Flycatcher 2 6 Pyrocephalus rubinus
3 Ash-throated Flycatcher 1 1 Myiarchus cinerascens
2 Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
13 Great Kiskadee 7 25 Pitangus sulphuratus
13 Tropical Kingbird 3 1 Tyrannus melancholicus
12 Couch's Kingbird 4 4 Tyrannus couchii
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
3 Rose-throated Becard 1 1 E Pachyramphus aglaiae
12 Loggerhead Shrike 8 15 Lanius ludovicianus
13 White-eyed Vireo 6 5 Vireo griseus
13 Blue-headed Vireo 1 1 Vireo solitarius
1 Black-throated Magpie-Jay Calocitta colliei
13 Green Jay 6 15 Cyanocorax yncas
5 Brown Jay Cyanocorax morio
12 Chihuahuan Raven 1 4 Corvus cryptoleucus
6 Horned Lark 1 2 Eremophila alpestris
11 Purple Martin 1 5 Progne subis
12 Tree Swallow 5 20 Tachycineta bicolor
1 Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
13 No. Rough-winged Swallow 3 6 Stelgidopteryx serripennis
13 Cave Swallow 3 30 Petrochelidon fulva
10 Barn Swallow 3 20 Hirundo rustica
13 Black-crested Titmouse 6 8 Baeolophus atricristatus
13 Verdin 1 6 Auriparus flaviceps
13 Cactus Wren 4 3 Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
2 Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
13 Carolina Wren 5 1 Thryothorus ludovicianus lomitensis
12 Bewick's Wren 2 1 Thryomanes bewickii
12 House Wren 2 3 Troglodytes aedon
5 Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
12 Marsh Wren 2 2 Cistothorus palustris
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
13 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7 6 Regulus calendula
13 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6 8 Polioptila caerulea
3 Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 1 2 Polioptila melanura
1 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
7 Eastern Bluebird Salia salis
6 Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
13 Clay-colored Thrush 4 3 Turdus grayi
2 White-throated Thrush Turdus assimilis
8 American Robin Turdus migratorius
5 Gray Catbird 1 1 Durmetella carolinensis
13 Northern Mockingbird 8 20 Mimus polyglottos
2 Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
13 Long-billed Thrasher 3 3 Toxostoma longirostre
13 Curve-billed Thrasher 3 2 Toxostoma curvirostre oberholseri
1 Blue Mockingbird Melanotis caerulescens
13 European Starling 6 500 Sturnus vulgaris
12 American Pipit 1 1 Anthus rubescens
12 Sprague's Pipit 1 1 Anthus spragueii
6 Cedar Waxwing 2 8 Bombycilla cedrorum
7 Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
12 Black-and-white Warbler 2 1 Mniotilta varia
13 Orange-crowned Warbler 7 10 Oreothlypis celata
10 Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
1 Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Geothlypis poliocephala
13 Common Yellowthroat 5 2 Geothlypis trichas
1 American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
4 Northern Parula Setophaga americana
8 Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi
5 Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
8 Pine Warbler 1 1 E Setophaga pinus
12 “Myrtle” Yellow-rumped Warbler 7 12 Setophaga coronata coronata
12 “Audubon’s” Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 1 E Setophaga coronata auduboni
1 Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
9 Yellow-throated Warbler 3 2 Setophaga dominica
6 Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 1 Setophaga nigrescens
8 Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
12 Wilson's Warbler 2 1 Cardellina pusilla
2 Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
2 Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
8 White-collared Seedeater 1 1 Sporophila torqueola
13 Olive Sparrow 6 4 Arremonops rufivirgatus
12 Cassin's Sparrow 1 2 Peucaea cassinii
12 Chipping Sparrow 1 6 Spizella passerina
8 Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
1 Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
2 Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
6 Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
12 Lark Sparrow 1 4 Chondestes grammacus
12 Black-throated Sparrow 1 1 Amphispiza bilineata
5 Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
13 Savannah Sparrow 4 15 Passerculus sandwichensis
5 Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
3 Le Conte’s Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
4 Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
2 Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
13 Lincoln's Sparrow 4 2 Melospiza lincolnii
12 Swamp Sparrow 1 1 Melospiza georgiana
6 White-crowned Sparrow 1 1 Zonotrichia leucophrys
5 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
5 Crimson-collared Grosbeak Rhodothraupis celaeno
13 Northern Cardinal 7 20 Cardinalis cardinalis
13 Pyrrhuloxia 2 10 Cardinalis sinuatus
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
3 Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
2 Blue Bunting Cyanocompsa parellina
9 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
2 Painted Bunting 1 1 E Passerina ciris
13 Red-winged Blackbird 7 1000 Agelaius phoeniceus
13 Eastern Meadowlark 3 10 Sturnella magna
13 Western Meadowlark 4 15 Sturnella neglecta
5 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 60 Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
7 Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
5 Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
13 Great-tailed Grackle 7 1000 Quiscalus mexicanus
11 Bronzed Cowbird 1 15 Molothrus aeneus
13 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 100 Molothrus ater
2 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
10 Hooded Oriole 2 1 Icterus cucullatus
1 Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
13 Altamira Oriole 4 6 Icterus gularis
13 Audubon's Oriole 2 2 Icterus graduacauda
10 House Finch 1 6 Carpodacus mexicanus
12 Lesser Goldfinch 2 2 Spinus psaltria
12 American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
13 House Sparrow 6 60 Passer domesticus

Mammals

1 Bobcat X Lynx rufus
1 Black-tailed Jackrabbit X Lepus californicus
6 Eastern Cottontail X Sylvilagus floridanus
4 Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii
6 Eastern Fox Squirrel X Sciurus niger
2 Mexican Ground-Squirrel Spermophilus mexicanus
3 Hispid Cotton Rat Sigmodon hispidus
1 Nine-banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus
7 Nutria X Myocastor coypus
3 Coyote Canis latrans
1 Raccoon Procyon lotor
7 Bottlenose Dolphin X E Tursiops truncatus
6 Javelina X Tayassu tajacu
3 Feral Pig X E Sus scrofa
6 White-tailed Deer X E Odocoileus virginianus
1 Nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus

Amphibians and Reptiles

6 Red-eared Slider X Trachemys scripta elegans
4 Rio Grande Cooter Pseudemys concinna gorzugi
1 Diamondback Terrapin Malaclemys terrapin littoralis
1 Yellow Mud Turtle Kinosternon flavescens
1 Green Sea Turtle X Chelonia mydas
3 Texas Spiny Softshell Apalone spinifera emoryi
5 American Alligator X Alligator mississippiensis
1 Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus
3 Rosebelly Lizard Sceloporus variabilis marmoratus
1 Texas Spiny Lizard X Sceloporus olivaceus
3 Green Anole Anolis carolinensis
3 Brown Anole X Anolis sagrei
1 Great Plains Ratsnake X Pantherophis emoryi
1 Gopher Snake X Pituophis catenifer
2 Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake X Crotalus atrox
1 Texas Indigo Snake X Drymarchon melanurus erebennus

Butterflies and Skippers

6 Pipevine Swallowtail X Battus philenor
3 Giant Swallowtail X Papilio cresphontes
3 Southern Dogface Colias cesonia
1 Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe
4 White Peacock X Anartia jatrophae
1 Malachite Siproeta stelenes
3 Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
1 Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
3 Empress Leilia Asterocampa leilia
4 American Snout X Libytheana carinenta
5 Queen X Danaus gilippus
2 Monarch Danaus plexippus

Butterflies

3 Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
4 Great Southern White X Ascia monuste
3 Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
1 Orange-barred Sulphur Phoebis philea
3 Lyside Sulphur Kricogonia lyside
3 Little Yellow Eurema lisa
4 Dainty Sulphur X Nathalis iole
2 Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus
1 Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon
1 Clytie Ministreak Ministrymon clytie
1 Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exile
1 Reakirt's Blue Hemiargus isola
1 Red-bordered Pixie X Melanis pixe
4 Gulf Fritillary X Agraulis vanillae
4 Zebra Heliconian X Heliconius chantoius
3 Variegated Fritillary X Eutoieta claudia
4 Texan Crescent X Phyciodes texana
2 Phaon Crescent X Phyciodes phaon
6 Red Admiral X Vanessa atalanta
1 Common Mestra Mestra amymone
2 Tropical Leafwing Anaea aidea
1 Band-celled Sister X Adelpha fessonia
4 Mexican Bluewing X Myscelia ethusa
2 Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius hermes
1 Viceroy Limenitis archippus
3 Brown Longtail X Urbanus procne
1 White-striped Longtail X Chioides albofasciatus
1 White-crescent Longtail X Codatractus alcaeus
1 Dorante's Longtail Urbanus dorantes
2 Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
1 Sickle-winged Skipper Achlyodes thraso
4 Checkered Skipper X Pyrgus communis/albescens
1 Laviana White-Skipper X Heliopetes laviana
1 Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
1 Clouded Skipper X Lerema accius
1 Brown-banded Skipper Timochares ruptifasciata
1 Celia's Roadside-Skipper X Amblyscirtes celia