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Checklist based on Pulich, 1988. Updated by Jim Peterson, Martin Reid, and Matt White

All of the following terms presume the species is being looked for in the appropriate habitat.

(Ab) Abundant - Applied to a species that can be found in quantity without any special search
(C) Common - Applied to a species noted at least daily with some search
(FC) Fairly Common - Applied to a species that may require some search to be detected regularly
(U) Uncommon - Applied to a species that may not be possible to find on some days.
(R) Rare - Applied to a species that is seldom encountered except by chance
(Ca) Casual - Applied to a species that is out of its normal range but can be expected to occur again
(Ac) Accidental - Applied to a species that is far from its normal range it is not expected to appear again
(IR) - Irregular. If this term is applied under the "nesting" category, it mean this species does not nest here year after year. If it is applied under a season, it means it is irregular during that season. If it falls under "likely seen," the location is irregular
(L) - Nesting or observed locally. Not widespread. Seen only at certain locations. In the case of certain species, i.e., Scaled Quail, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Canyon Towhee, Pyrrhuloxia, birds may be found only on the fringe of study area in drier habitat. Other birds such as Ruddy Turnstone regularly show up only at one or two lakes
(H) - Historical nest records only. None recently
N,S.E,W (Compass points) Also FW and FE for "far west" and "far east." These compass point indicators are used under the "Likely" seen" category to indicate that a species is predominantly found in a certain direction of the area's center, i.e., Pyrrhuloxia is likely seen with a "FW" indicator suggesting the bird is generally found in the far west part of the study area
Photo - Photo-documentation from the NC-Texas area is available on this website
Review Species (*) - The asterisk under the column "Photo" means the bird is a Texas review species and documentation is required for state acceptance. This documentation must be submitted to the Texas bird Records Committee.

For any formation about the nature of the checklist - total numbers, birds photographed, birds added, etc., see "about the checklist."

This list follows the 58th supplement to the AOU Checklist.

 Species Spring Summer Fall Winter Nests Likely Photo
Black-bellied Wh-Duck  U  U  U  R  x    Photo
Fulvous Whistling Duck  Ca    Ac      Ac      Photo
Snow Goose  U    FC  U      Photo
Ross's Goose  U    U  U      Photo
Greater W-frntd Goose U Ca U U   Photo
Brant        Ac      Photo*
Cackling Goose  U    U  U      Photo
Canada Goose  FC-U  R  FC-U  FC-U  x (L)    Photo
Trumpeter Swan        Ac      Photo*
Tundra Swan  Ca      Ca      Photo
Wood Duck  U  U  U  FC-U  x    Photo
Blue-winged Teal C R C Ca x (L)  Photo
Cinnamon Teal R  Ca Ca   Photo
Northern Shoveler   C  C C   Photo
Gadwall  C  RCa  C  C      Photo
Eurasian Wigeon        Ac      Photo*
American Wigeon  FC  Ca  FC  FC  x    Photo
 Mallard  C U C C   Photo
American Black Duck         Ac      Photo*
Mottled Duck   R  R  R  R  x (L)    Photo
Northern Pintail  FC    FC  FC      Photo
Green-winged Teal  C  Ca  C  C      Photo
Canvasback   U  Ac  U  U      Photo
Redhead   FC  Ac  FC  U      Photo
Ring-necked Duck   FC    FC  FC      Photo
Greater Scaup   R    R  R      Photo
Lesser Scaup  C  Ac  C  C      Photo
Harlequin Duck         Ac              *
Surf Scoter   Ca    Ca  R      Photo
White-winged Scoter   Ca    Ca  Ca      Photo
Black Scoter         Ca      Photo
Long-tailed Duck  Ca    Ca  R      Photo
Bufflehead  FC    FC  FC      Photo
Common Goldeneye  U-R    U-R  U      Photo
Barrow's Goldeneye      Ac  Ac      Photo*
Hooded Merganser  U-R  Ca  U-R  U  x (L)    Photo
Common Merganser       Ca  R      Photo
Red-breasted Merganser   R    R  R      Photo
Masked Duck     Ac          Photo*
Ruddy Duck   C-FC    C-FC  FC      Photo
Northern Bobwhite   R  R  R  R  x  W  Photo
Scaled Quail  U  U  U  U  x  W  Photo
Wild Turkey   U  U  U  U  x     Photo
Least Grebe     Ac          Photo
Pied-billed Grebe  C  R  C  C  x    Photo
Horned Grebe   U-R    U-R  U-R      Photo
Red-necked Grebe      Ac  Ac      Photo*
Eared Grebe  U    U  U      Photo
Western Grebe   R    R  R      Photo
Clark's Grebe        Ac      Photo
Rock Pigeon  Ab  Ab  Ab  Ab  x    Photo
Band-tailed Pigeon      Ac        
Eurasian Collared-Dove   R  R  R  R  x    Photo
White-winged Dove  C  C  C  C  x    Photo
Mourning Dove   C  C  C  C  x    Photo
Inca Dove   R  R  R  R  x    Photo
Common Ground-Dove  Ca    Ca  Ca      Photo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  C  C  U        Photo
Black-billed Cuckoo   R    R        Photo
Greater Roadrunner   U  U  U  U  x    Photo
Groove-billed Ani  Ca  Ca  Ca  Ac      Photo
Common Nighthawk  FC  FC  FC    x    Photo
Common Poorwill  U-R  U-R  U-R    x  W  Photo
Chuck-will's Widow   FC  FC  FC    x    Photo
Eastern Whip-poor-will  R    Ca        Photo
Chimney Swift  C  Ab-C  C    x    Photo
Broad-billed Hummingbird       Ac        Photo
Ruby-thrtd Hummingbird   FC  FC  C-FC    x    Photo
Blk-chinned Hummingbird   U  U  U    x    Photo
Anna's Hummingbird      Ac        
Costa's Hummingbird       Ac        Photo*
Calliope Hummingbird     Ac  Ac        Photo
Rufous Hummingbird         Ca      Photo
Allen's Hummingbird      Ac        Photo
Yellow Rail   Ca    Ca        Photo
Black Rail      Ca        Photo
King Rail  R  R  R    ?    Photo
Virginia Rail   R  Ca  R  R  ?    Photo
Sora  FC  Ca  FC  R      Photo
Purple Gallinule   R  Ca      x (H)    Photo
Common Gallinule  R  R  R  Ca  x    Photo
American Coot   Ab-C  U  Ab-C  Ab-C  x    Photo
Sandhill Crane   U    U  R      Photo
Whooping Crane   Ca    Ca        Photo