Area Breeding Birds

North-central Texas Breeding Birds

Breeding information is sought on all but the most common birds on the North-central Texas checklist. However, some species have had significant changes in status and distribution within the last 20 years, and we badly need to update our understanding of specific breeding birds within the NCTX boundaries. While the list below is not completely inclusive, we request that you highlight these specific birds as most in need of breeding information.

Please use the Breeding Bird Form on this site to update nesting behavior of the area's breeding birds.

For a list of all birds in the study area with at least one breeding record, see "Historical Bird List."

The Following Birds Are Most in Need of Breeding information:


  • Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  • Scaled Quail
  • Inca Dove
  • King Rail
  • Virginia Rail
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Common Gallinule
  • Snowy Plover
  • Least Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Least Bittern
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Crested Caracara
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Black-capped Vireo
  • Bell's Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Horned Lark
  • Tree Swallow
  • Verdin
  • Bushtit
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Canyon Wren
  • Gray Catbird
  • Curve-billed Thrasher
  • American Goldfinch
  • Cassin's Sparrow
  • Grasshopper Sparrow
  • Black-throated Sparrow
  • Lark Bunting
  • Field Sparrow
  • Canyon Towhee
  • Rufous-crowned Sparrow
  • Yellow-breasted Chat
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Bullock's Oriole
  • Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Black-and-White Warbler
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Swainson's Warbler
  • Kentucky Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Golden-cheeked Warbler
  • Summer Tanager