Rio Grande Valley Checklist

CHECKLIST FOR THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

KEY:  R- year round resident   W- winter resident   S- summer resident   M- migrant

a- abundant   c- common   f- fairly common   u- uncommon   r- rare   o- occasional

____Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck Rc

____Fulvous Whistling-Duck SfWu

____Greater White-Fronted Goose Wu

____Snow Goose Wu

____Ross's Goose Wu

____Cackling Goose Wo

____Canada Goose Wo

____Muscovy Duck Rr

____Wood Duck Wr

____Gadwall Wc

____American Wigeon Wf

____Mallard Wr

____Mottled Duck Rc

____Blue-Winged Teal WcSr

____Cinnamon Teal Wu

____Northern Shoveler WcSr

____Northern Pintail Wf

____Green-Winged Teal Wc

____Canvasback Wu

____Redhead Wc

____Ring-Necked Duck Wf

____Greater Scaup Wr

____Lesser Scaup Wc

____Surf Scoter Wo

____Long-Tailed Duck Wo

____Bufflehead Wu

____Common Goldeneye Wo

____Hooded Merganser Wr

____Red-Breasted Merganser Wu

____Ruddy Duck WcSr

____Masked Duck Ro

____Plain Chachalaca Rc

____Wild Turkey Rr

____Northern Bobwhite Ru

____Common Loon Wu

____Least Grebe Rf

____Pied-Billed Grebe Rc

____Eared Grebe Wu

____Northern Gannet Wu

____American White Pelican WcSr

____Brown Pelican Rc

____Neotropic Cormorant Rc

____Double-Crested Cormorant Wc

____Anhinga Rf

____Magnificent Frigatebird Su

____American Bittern Wr

____Least Bittern Sf

____Great Blue Heron Rc

____Great Egret Rc

____Snowy Egret Rc

____Little Blue Heron Rf

____Tricolored Heron Rf

____Reddish Egret Rf

____Cattle Egret ScWu

____Green Heron ScWu

____Black-Crowned Night-Heron Rf

____Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron Rf

____White Ibis Rc

____White-Faced Ibis Rf

____Glossy Ibis Ro

____Roseate Spoonbill Rf

____Wood Stork Su

____Black Vulture Rf

____Turkey Vulture Ra

____Osprey WcSr

____Hook-Billed Kite Rr

____Swallow-Tailed Kite Mr

____White-Tailed Kite Ru

____Mississippi Kite MfSr

____Bald Eagle Wo

____Northern Harrier Wc

____Sharp-Shinned Hawk Wu

____Cooper's Hawk WcSr

____Gray Hawk Ru

____Harris's Hawk Rc

____Red-Shouldered Hawk WuSr

____Broad-Winged Hawk McWr

____Swainson's Hawk MfSuWr

____White-Tailed Hawk Rf

____Zone-Tailed Hawk WuSr

____Red-Tailed Hawk WcSr

____Ferruginous Hawk Wr

____Crested Caracara Rc

____American Kestrel Wa

____Merlin Wu

____Aplomado Falcon Ru

____Peregrine Falcon Wu

____Prairie Falcon Wo

____Black Rail Ro

____Clapper Rail Rf

____King Rail Rr

____Virginia Rail Wu

____Sora Wc

____Purple Gallinule SuWo

____Common Gallinule Rf

____American Coot WaSu

____Sandhill Crane Wf

____Black-Bellied Plover Wc

____American Golden-Plover Mf

____Snowy Plover Ru

____Wilson's Plover SfWr

____Semipalmated Plover Wu

____Piping Plover Wu

____Killdeer Rc

____Mountain Plover Wr

____American Oystercatcher Ru

____Black-Necked Stilt Rc

____American Avocet Wf

____Greater Yellowlegs Wf

____Lesser Yellowlegs Wu

____Solitary Sandpiper MuWu

____Upland Sandpiper Mu

____Whimbrel MuWr

____Long-Billed Curlew WcSr

____Hudsonian Godwit Mr

____Marbled Godwit Wu

____Ruddy Turnstone WcSu

____Red Knot MuWr

____Sanderling WaSu

____Semipalmated Sandpiper Mc

____Western Sandpiper Wf

____Least Sandpiper Wc

____White-Rumped Sandpiper Mu

____Baird's Sandpiper Mu

____Pectoral Sandpiper Mf

____Dunlin Wc

____Stilt Sandpiper MfWu

____Buff-Breasted Sandpiper Mu

____Short-Billed Dowitcher Wu

____Long-Billed Dowitcher Wc

____Wilson's Snipe Wu

____American Woodcock Wo

____Wilson's Phalarope McWo

____Red-Necked Phalarope Mo

____Laughing Gull Ra

____Franklin's Gull Mf

____Bonaparte's Gull Wu

____Ring-Billed Gull Wa

____Herring Gull Wc

____Lesser Black-Backed Gull Wr

____Gull-Billed Tern Rf

____Caspian Tern Rf

____Royal Tern Rc

____Sandwich Tern ScWr

____Common Tern McWrSr

____Forster's Tern Rc

____Least Tern Sc

____Sooty Tern So

____Black Tern Sc

____Black Skimmer Ru

____Rock Pigeon Ra

____Red-Billed Pigeon SuWr

____Eurasian Collared-Dove Ra

____White-Winged Dove SaWf

____Mourning Dove Ra

____Inca Dove Rf

____Common Ground-Dove Rf

____White-Tipped Dove Rc

____Monk Parakeet Rr

____Green Parakeet Ru

____Red-Crowned Parrot Ru

____Black-Billed Cuckoo Mr

____Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Sc

____Greater Roadrunner Rf

____Groove-Billed Ani ScWr

____Barn Owl Ru

____Eastern Screech-Owl Rc

____Great Horned Owl Rf

____Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Rr

____Elf Owl Su

____Burrowing Owl Wr

____Short-Eared Owl Wr

____Lesser Nighthawk Sf

____Common Nighthawk Sc

____Common Pauraque Rc

____Common Poorwill Sr

____Chuck-Will's-Widow Mu

____Eastern Whip-Poor-Will Mr

____Chimney Swift Sc

____Buff-Bellied Hummingbird ScWu

____Ruby-Throated Hummingbird MaWu

____Black-Chinned Hummingbird SuWr

____Anna's Hummingbird Wo

____Broad-Tailed Hummingbird Wo

____Rufous Hummingbird Wu

____Allen's Hummingbird Wo

____Ringed Kingfisher Ru

____Belted Kingfisher Wf

____Green Kingfisher Ru

____Golden-Fronted Woodpecker Ra

____Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Wu

____Red-Naped Sapsucker Wo

____Ladder-Backed Woodpecker Rc

____Northern Flicker Wo

____Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Ru

____Olive-Sided Flycatcher Mu

____Eastern Wood-Pewee Mc

____Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher Mu

____Acadian Flycatcher Mf

____Alder Flycatcher Mu

____Willow Flycatcher Mf

____Least Flycatcher MfWr

____Black Phoebe Ru

____Eastern Phoebe Wc

____Say's Phoebe Wr

____Vermilion Flycatcher WfSu

____Ash-Throated Flycatcher ScWr

____Great Crested Flycatcher Mc

____Brown-Crested Flycatcher Sc

____Great Kiskadee Rc

____Tropical Kingbird Ru

____Couch's Kingbird ScWu

____Western Kingbird MfSu

____Eastern Kingbird Mf

____Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher ScWr

____Loggerhead Shrike Rc

____White-Eyed Vireo Rc

____Bell's Vireo MrSr

____Yellow-Throated Vireo Mu

____Blue-Headed Vireo Wu

____Warbling Vireo Mf

____Philadelphia Vireo Mu

____Red-Eyed Vireo Mf

____Yellow-Green Vireo Sr

____Green Jay Rc

____Brown Jay Ro

____Tamaulipas Crow Ro

____Chihuahuan Raven Ru

____Horned Lark Ru

____Purple Martin Sc

____Tree Swallow MfWu

____Northern Rough-Winged Swallow Rf

____Bank Swallow Mu

____Cliff Swallow Sc

____Cave Swallow Rc

____Barn Swallow ScWr

____Black-Crested Titmouse Rf

____Verdin Ru

____Red-Breasted Nuthatch Wo

____Brown Creeper Wo

____Cactus Wren Ru

____Rock Wren Wo

____Carolina Wren Rc

____Bewick's Wren Ru

____House Wren Wu

____Winter Wren Wr

____Sedge Wren Wu

____Marsh Wren Wf

____Golden-Crowned Kinglet Wr

____Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Wc

____Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Ru

____Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher Rr

____Eastern Bluebird Wu

____Veery Mu

____Gray-Cheeked Thrush Mu

____Swainson's Thrush Mc

____Hermit Thrush Wu

____Wood Thrush Mu

____Clay-Colored Thrush Ru

____American Robin Wr

____Gray Catbird Wu

____Northern Mockingbird Ra

____Sage Thrasher Wo

____Brown Thrasher Wo

____Long-Billed Thrasher Rc

____Curve-Billed Thrasher Rf

____European Starling Ra

____American Pipit Wu

____Sprague's Pipit Wr

____Cedar Waxwing Wr

____Blue-Winged Warbler Mu

____Golden-Winged Warbler Mr

____Tennessee Warbler Mc

____Orange-Crowned Warbler Wc

____Nashville Warbler MfWr

____Northern Parula MfWr

____Tropical Parula Rr

____Yellow Warbler MfWr

____"Mangrove" Yellow Warbler Ru

____Chestnut-Sided Warbler Mu

____Magnolia Warbler Mf

____Cape May Warbler Mr

____Black-Throated Blue Warbler Mr

____Yellow-Rumped Warbler Wc

____Black-Throated Gray Warbler Wr

____Black-Throated Green Warbler McWu

____Townsend's Warbler MrWo

____Blackburnian Warbler Mu

____Yellow-Throated Warbler MuWu

____Pine Warbler Wu

____Palm Warbler MrWr

____Prairie Warbler Mr

____Bay-Breasted Warbler Mu

____Blackpoll Warbler Mu

____Cerulean Warbler Mr

____Black-and-White Warbler McWu

____American Redstart MfWo

____Prothonotary Warbler Mu

____Worm-Eating Warbler Mu

____Swainson's Warbler Mr

____Ovenbird MuWr

____Northern Waterthrush McWr

____Louisiana Waterthrush Mu

____Kentucky Warbler Mu

____Mourning Warbler Mu

____MacGillivray's Warbler Mr

____Common Yellowthroat Wc

____Hooded Warbler Mf

____Wilson's Warbler Wu

____Canada Warbler Mu

____Yellow-Breasted Chat MfWo

____Summer Tanager McWu

____Scarlet Tanager Mu

____Western Tanager MrWo

____White-Collared Seedeater Rr

____Olive Sparrow Rc

____Green-Tailed Towhee Wr

____Spotted Towhee Wo

____Cassin's Sparrow Sf

____Botteri's Sparrow Su

____Chipping Sparrow Wf

____Clay-Colored Sparrow MuWr

____Brewer's Sparrow Wr

____Field Sparrow Wr

____Vesper Sparrow Wu

____Lark Sparrow Rf

____Black-Throated Sparrow Ru

____Lark Bunting Wr

____Savannah Sparrow Wc

____Grasshopper Sparrow WuSr

____LeConte's Sparrow Wr

____Nelson's Sparrow Wo

____Seaside Sparrow Rr

____Song Sparrow Wo

____Lincoln's Sparrow Wc

____Swamp Sparrow Wu

____White-Throated Sparrow Wo

____White-Crowned Sparrow Wf

____Northern Cardinal Rc

____Pyrrhuloxia Rc

____Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Mf

____Black-Headed Grosbeak MrWr

____Blue Grosbeak MuSr

____Lazuli Bunting Mr

____Indigo Bunting McWu

____Varied Bunting Sr

____Painted Bunting Sc

____Dickcissel MfSr

____Bobolink Mr

____Red-Winged Blackbird Ra

____Eastern Meadowlark Rc

____Western Meadowlark Wu

____Yellow-Headed Blackbird MuWu

____Brewer's Blackbird Wu

____Great-Tailed Grackle Ra

____Bronzed Cowbird ScWu

____Brown-Headed Cowbird Rf

____Orchard Oriole McSr

____Hooded Oriole SfWr

____Bullock's Oriole MuSr

____Altamira Oriole Ru

____Baltimore Oriole McWr

____Audubon's Oriole Ru

____House Finch Rr

____Pine Siskin Wo

____Lesser Goldfinch Ru

____American Goldfinch Wu

____House Sparrow Ra