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TEXAS BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE REPORT FOR 2008

    MARK W. LOCKWOOD

     402 E. Harriet Ave., Alpine, Texas 798301
mark.lockwood@tpwd.state.tx.us

The Texas Bird Records Committee (hereafter "TBRC" or "committee"), of the Texas Ornithological Society, requests and reviews documentation on any record of a TBRC Review List species (see TBRC web page at http://texasbirds.org/tbrc/ or Lockwood 2008).  Annual reports of the committee’s activities have appeared in the Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society since 1984.  For more information about the Texas Ornithological Society or the TBRC, please visit www.texasbirds.org.  The committee reached a final decision on 117 records during 2008: 96 records of 46 species were accepted and 22 records of 21 species were not accepted, an acceptance rate of 82% for this report. There were 140 observers who submitted documentation (to the TBRC or to other entities) that was reviewed by the committee during 2008.

In 2008, the TBRC accepted the first state records of Yellow-legged Gull and White-crested Elaenia. These actions brought the official Texas State List to 634 species in good standing. This total does not include the four species listed on the Presumptive Species List.

In addition to the review of previously undocumented species, any committee member may request that a record of any species be reviewed. The committee requests written descriptions as well as photographs, video, and audio recordings if available. Information concerning a Review List species may be submitted to the committee secretary, Mark Lockwood, 402 E. Harriet Ave., Alpine, Texas 79830 (email: mark.lockwood@tpwd.state.tx.us). Guidelines for preparing rare bird documentation can be found in Dittmann and Lasley (1992) or at http://www.greglasley.net/document.html.

The records in this report are arranged taxonomically following the AOU Check-list of North American Birds (AOU 1998) through the 49th supplement (Banks et al. 2008). A number in parentheses after the species name represents the total number of accepted records in Texas for that species at the end of 2008. All observers who submitted written documentation or photographs of accepted records are acknowledged by initials. If known, the initials of those who discovered a particular bird are in boldface but only if the discoverers submitted supporting documentation. The TBRC file number of each accepted record will follow the observers' initials. If photographs or video recordings are on file with the TBRC, the Texas Photo Record File (TPRF) (Texas A&M University) number is also given. If an audio recording of the bird is on file with the TBRC, the Texas Bird Sounds Library (TBSL) (Sam Houston State University) number is also given. Specimen records are denoted with an asterisk (*) followed by the institution where the specimen is housed and the catalog number. The information in each account is usually based on the information provided in the original submitted documentation; however, in some cases this information has been supplemented with a full range of dates the bird was present if that information was made available to the TBRC later. All locations in italics are counties.


TBRC Membership -- Members of the TBRC during 2008 who participated in decisions listed in this report were: Randy Pinkston, Chair, Keith Arnold, Academician, Mark Lockwood, Secretary, Eric Carpenter, Brad McKinney, Cin-Ty Lee, Jim Paton, Martin Reid, Willie Sekula and Ron Weeks. During 2008, Paton's second term ended and Martin Reid was elected as a voting member. The Chairman, Secretary and Academician were re-elected.

Contributors -- AC - Andrew Coker, AG - Andy Garcia, AHe - Anthony Hewetson, AHo - Ann Hover, B&JR - Barbara & John Ribble, B&WB - Bobby & Wallace Brown, BFr - Brush Freeman, BG - Brian Gibbons, BMc - Brad McKinney, BP - Barrett Pierce, BR - Bob Rasa, BS - Brady Surber, BT - Bryan Tarbox, BW - Bert Wessling, BZ - Barry Zimmer, CB - Chris Butler, CCo – Charles Coker, CE - Carol Edwards, CF - Chris Fredregill, ChC - Chris Collins, CK - Clint King, CM - Craig McIntyre, CR - Christopher Roy, CT - Clay Taylor, DBe - David Benn, DBo - Devin Bosler, DDa - David Dauphin, DDC - D.D. Currie, DDi - Drew Dickert, DDu - Don DuBois, DE - Dodge Engleman, DH - Doug Hanna, DJ - Dan Jones, DM - David McDonald, DN - David Nelson, DR - Dan Roberts, DT - Daniel Trevino, DW - David Wolf, EBe - Earl Berkson, EBr - Erik Breden, EC - Eric Carpenter, EJ - Erica Judd, ErB - Eric Bents, GB - Gailon Brehm, GC - Greg Cook, GL - Greg Lasley, GLa - Greg Lavaty, GM - Gail Morris, GR - Gemma Radko, GS - Georgina Schwartz, GW - Greer Willis, HH - Havar Hveding, HT - Heidi Trudell, IG - Ivan Getting, JaP - Jay Packer, JaW - Jana Whittle, JBi - Jim Bishop, JBo - Justin Bosler, JD - Jan Dauphin, JdV - Jim deVries, JF - Jose Fuentes, JGa - Jay Gardner, JGr - Joe Grzybowski, JH - Jay Hand, JiK - Jim Kelly, JKe - Jerri Kerr, JM - John Muldrow, JoW - John Whittle, JPa - Jim Paton, JSp - John Sproul, JSw - James Swartz, JT - Jane Tillman, JY - John Yochum, KB - Kelly Bryan, KC - Katherine Cullen, LBa - Lynn Barber, LBo - Larry Botkin, LBr - Lamont Brown, LHa - Laurie Hawkins, LHe - Linda Hedges, LM - Lynn Miller, LPa - Lee Pasquali, LPh - Lisa Pham, M&AC - Mel & Arlie Cooksey, M&ME - Marc & Maryann Eastman, MA - Mike Austin, MBo - Malkolm Boothroyd, MBS - Mary Beth Stowe, MCh - Maria Chavarria, ME - Marc Eastman, MF - Mark Flippo, MGo - Mariann Golden, MGr - Michael Gray, MGu - Mary Gustafson, MH - Mitch Heindel, MK - Mark Klym, ML - Mark Lockwood, MLi - Michael Lindsey, MMa - Matthew Matthiessen, MMe - Margaret Meyers, MP - Max Pons, MQ - Martin Quest, MRe - Martin Reid, MRo - Miguel Rouco, MT - Michael Tarachow, MW - Matt White, NP - Nathan Pieplow, PA - Peter Assmann, PD - Pat DeWenter, PG - Peter Gottschling, PKi - Phillip Kite, PKu - Peggy Kuhn, PS - Patrick Shaw, RB - Rik Brittain, RD - Rich Damron, ReS - Rex Stanford, RH - Ruth Hoyt, RO - Robert Ohmart, RoW - Ron West, RPa - Ruben Palomares, RPi - Randy Pinkston, RSt - Robert Stone, RWa - Robert Wallace, RWe - Ron Weeks, SB - Steve Bentsen, SCo - Sheridan Coffey, SD - Stacy Duckett, SL - Stephan Lorenz, StC - Steve Collins, T&PF - Tony & Phyllis Frank, TB - Tony Bennett, TeF - Terry Ferguson, TFe - Tim Fennell, TJ - Tom Johnson, TP - Tom Pincelli, WS - Willie Sekula.

Acknowledgments -- The TBRC is very grateful to the many contributors listed above, without whom this report would not be possible. The committee would also like to thank Chris Benesh, Alvaro Jaramillo, Greg Lasley, Steven McGehee, Peter Pyle, and Frank Rheindt for providing the TBRC with expert opinion concerning records reviewed during 2008. The author thanks Randy Pinkston, Martin Reid, and Ron Weeks for reviewing previous drafts of this report.

Additional Abbreviations -- AOU = American Ornithologists' Union; NP = National Park; NWR = National Wildlife Refuge; SHS = State Historic Site; SNA = State Natural Area; SP = State Park; TBSL = Texas Bird Sounds Library (Sam Houston State University); TCWC = Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection (Texas A&M University); WMA = Wildlife Management Area.

ACCEPTED RECORDS

Brant (Branta bernicla) (25). One (Black) Brant at Andrews, Andrews, from 3-13 November 2007 (EBr, GM, HT, TeF, ML, RD, GW; 2007-82; TPRF 2517; *TCWC 14,569). One at Lubbock, Lubbock, from 21 November-7 December 2007 (PKi; 2007-86).

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) (47). A male at El Paso, El Paso, from 20 November-15 December 2007 (JSp; 2007-90; TPRF 2522). A male at Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas, on 16 December 2007 (BG; 2007-96; TPRF 2527).

Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus) (77). One near Riviera, Kleberg, on 15 October 2007 (BFr; 2007-80). Ten (two adults with eight ducklings) near Lagarto, Live Oak, from 30 October-2 December 2007 (JSw, RoW, AG, M&AC, RPi, LBo, DR, MT; 2007-81, TPRF 2516). Up to eight on the King Ranch, Kleberg, from 17 November 2007-1 June 2008 (PKu, LBa, DN, EBe, MMa; 2008-04; TPRF 2574). One at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Aransas, on 8 January 2008 (KC; 2008-06; TPRF 2534). One at Seagoville, Kaufman, from 14-17 June 2008 (RSt; 2008-43; TPRF 2585).

Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) (14). One off South Padre Island, Cameron, on 19 July 2008 (BMc, T&PF, BT, EC, RPi, BW, DM; 2008-65; TPRF 2594).

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) (11). An adult at South Padre Island, Cameron, from 7-8 June 2008 (BMc; 2008-42).

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (30). An immature bird off South Padre Island, Cameron, on 8 September 2007 (BMc, EC, RPi, AG; 2007-75; TPRF 2512). An immature bird off Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston, on 11 December 2007 (SL; 2007-88). An immature bird on the North Packery Jetty, Nueces, on 16 July 2008 (JGa; 2008-68; TPRF 2595).

Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) (8). One near Raymondville, Willacy, from 10-22 August 2008 (RH, DDa, JD, MGu, BP, GM, AHo, JY; 2008-75; TPRF 2600).

Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus) (34). A light-morph at Utopia, Uvalde, and Lost Maples SNA, Bandera, from 8-24 April 2008 (MH; 2008-57).

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) (31). An immature bird at Anahuac NWR, Chambers, on 20 September 2007 (MRo; 2007-84; TPRF 2519). A female at Austin, Travis, from 12-27 April 2008 (DW, GL, TFe, RPi; 2008-26; TPRF 2546). A female near Raymondville, Willacy, from 24 August-14 September 2008 (LBr, RPi, EC, MGu; 2008-84; TPRF 2607). A female at West Galveston Island, Galveston, from 31 August-1 September 2008 (HH, MA, DM; 2008-80; TPRF 2604).

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) (34). One near Seagoville, Kaufman, on 19 October 2008 (DDC, GC; 2008-87; TPRF 2608). One at Mitchell Lake, San Antonio, Bexar, on 19 October 2008 (MGo, GS, LPa, MRe; 2008-91; TPRF 2610).

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (26). One adult at Big Creek Lake and Cooper Lake, Delta, from 17-27 December 2007 (MW; 2008-10; TPRF 2536).

Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) (56). One adult at Lake Tawakoni, Hunt, from 13-29 December 2007 (MW; 2008-11). One adult at Lake Ray Hubbard, Dallas, on 16 December 2007 (BG, PA; 2007-95; TPRF 2526). One adult at Lake Lavon, Collin, on 26 December 2007 (GB; 2007-100). One adult at Lake Tawakoni, Rains, on 15 January 2008 (MW; 2008-12; TPRF 2537). An adult at White Rock Lake, Dallas, from 1-8 March 2008 (RSt; 2008-14; TPRF 2538).

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (33). A first-winter bird at El Paso, El Paso, from 19 November-7 December 2007 (JPa; 2007-91; TPRF 2523). A first-winter bird at Fort Hancock and McNary Reservoirs, Hudspeth, from 15-23 December 2007 (JPa; 2007-92; TPRF 2524). A first-winter bird at El Paso, El Paso, from 10 February-31 March 2008 (JPa; 2008-16; TPRF 2540).

Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) (1). A first-year bird at Corpus Christi, Nueces, on 4 March 2004 (MRe, WS, B&JR; 2004-25; TPRF 2508). This represents the first documented record for Texas. Plumage details of this individual strongly suggest that this bird does not belong to nominate L. michahellis but instead is from an Atlantic population closer to L. m. atlantis.

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (5). A first-year bird at Houston, Harris, from 6-15 March 2008 (MRe, RPi; 2008-22; TPRF 2544).

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) (15). One off South Padre Island, Cameron, on 8 September 2007 (BMc, EC, RPi, AG; 2007-76; TPRF 2513). One off South Padre Island, Cameron, on 11 June 2008 (AC, CC; 2008-52; TPRF 2590).

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) (8). One at San Antonio, Bexar, on 10 May 2008 (SCo, MRe; 2008-38; TPRF 2582).

Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) (21). One at Braunig Lake, San Antonio, Bexar, from 17-19 August 2007 (MRe, RPi, RWe; 2007-69; TPRF 2511). One off South Padre Island, Cameron, on 6 September 2008 (BMc, RPi, EC, MGu; 2008-82; TPRF 2606).

Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti) (16). A male at Anzalduas County Park, Hidalgo, on 8 January 2008 (DDa; 2008-02).

Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma) (4). Two at Pine Canyon, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 17 August-7 October 2007 (DJ, BP, RD, DE, JBo, T&PF, RPi, RWe, MRe, ML, DN, MMa, JH; 2007-66; TPRF 2510). One along the Pinnacles Trail, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 28 March 2008 (NP; 2008-24; TBSL 242). Vocal and plumage details strongly suggest that these birds belong to G. g. gnoma.

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) (30). One at Hueco Tanks SP, El Paso, on 5 May 1987 (RPa; 2008-77; TPRF 2602).

Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus) (60). One at Grey Forest, Bexar, from 1-8 June 2008 (LHa, ChC, CK; 2008-81; TPRF 2605). One at Austin, Travis, from 15-21 July 2008 (JT; JdV, MK; 2008-69; TPRF 2596). One near Conroe, Montgomery, from 29-30 July 2008 (DDu; 2008-71; TPRF 2598).

White-eared Hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis) (30). An adult male at the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, on 29 September 2007 (ME; 2007-78; TPRF 2515). Up to eight at the Davis Mountains Resort, Jeff Davis, from 5 May-21 September 2008 (ML, MK; 2008-34; TPRF 2578). Up to two birds at Boot Spring, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 27 July-2 August 2008 (BG, EC; 2008-70; TPRF 2597).

Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) (13). One at Alpine, Brewster, from 15-22 September 2007 (B&WB, ML; 2007-77; TPRF 2514). One at Lubbock, Lubbock, from 30 November-25 December 2007 (PS; 2007-87; TPRF 2520). One near Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, on 22 December 2007 (LHe; 2007-98; TPRF 2529). One at Fort Davis, Jeff Davis, from 22 December 2007-2 January 2008 (CE, ML; *LSUMNS; 2008-01; TPRF 2532).

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (21). An immature male at Terlingua, Brewster, from 26 October-14 November 2008 (MF; 2008-90).

White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps) (1). One at South Padre Island, Cameron, from 9-10 February 2008 (DJ, BMc, DBo, EBr, GM, AHo, JKe, MRe, SB, JBo, LBr; 2008-09; TPRF 2535). This represents the first documented record for Texas, the United States, and all of North America and refers to Elaenia albiceps chilensis.

Greater Pewee (Contopus pertinax) (21). One heard in the Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, on 13 June 2007 (JaP; 200-78).

Buff-breasted Flycatcher (Empidonax fulvifrons) (20). Two at Madera Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 16 April-19 July 2008 (ML; 2008-27; TPRF 2576). One at Road and Wolf Den Canyons, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 16 April-19 July 2008 (ML; 2008-28; TPRF 2577). One at Elbow Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 14-21 June 2008 (ML; 2008-44; TPRF 2586). One in upper Madera Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 21 June-19 July 2008 (ML; 2008-50; TPRF 2589).

Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer) (40). One at Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Cameron, from 22 December 2007-27 February 2008 (DBe, LBa; 2007-97; TPRF 2528). Up to eight at No-Name Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 10 May-12 July 2008 (ML; 2008-36; TPRF 2580). Up to eight at Limpia Canyon, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 10 May-12 July 2008 (ML; 2008-37; TPRF 2581). Two near Pinnacles Pass, Chisos Mountains, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 15 June-6 July 2008 (DJ, MBo, ML; 2008-53; TPRF 2591). Two at Boot Spring, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 28 June 2008 (ML; 2008-54; TPRF 2592). Two at Tobe Spring, Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis, from 4-19 July 2008 (ML; 2008-63; TPRF 2593). Two subspecies are involved in these records with Lower Rio Grande Valley records pertaining to M. t. lawrencei while Trans-Pecos records refer to M. t. olivascens.

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris) (18). One at McAllen, Hidalgo, from 9 June-5 July 2008 (DJ, ReS, DE, RPi, MGu, DDa, SCo, MBS, BR, BW, JiK, JY, TP; 2008-49; TPRF 2588).

Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius) (5). One found dead in Pasadena, Harris, on 28 September 2007 (MCh, CF; 2007-99; TPRF 2530; *LSUMNS). One at Corpus Christi, Nueces, from 3-6 May 2008 (DR, RB, DE, MRe; 2008-32; TPRF 2549).

Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) (10). One at Corpus Christi, Nueces, from 6-21 November 2007 (CT, RPi, LBo; 2007-83; TPRF 2518). One at Port O’Connor, Calhoun, from 13-16 May 2008 (BFr; 2008-41; TPRF 2584).

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) (20). One at Sabine Pass, Jefferson, from 15-18 March 2008 (JaW, JoW, GLa, MLi, LBa; 2008-21; TPRF 2543). One at Brownsville, Cameron, from 16-29 March 2008 (CB, EJ, LPh, PG, BMc, LBr, MP, TP, DN, MMa; 2008-18; TPRF 2541). One at Balmorhea, Reeves, from 28-30 August 2008 (MGr, MRe, KB; 2008-79; TPRF 2603).

Brown Jay (Cyanocorax morio). Up to three present at Salineno and Chapeno, Starr, from 1 Jan-late May, 3 August, 10 October, and 17 November 2007 (CM, PD, LBr, LM, StC; 2007-63; TPRF 2509). Four at the La Puerta unit of the Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR, Starr, from 9-11 June 2008 (DT; 2008-48). Details of sightings of Brown Jay after 21 July 2007 are requested by the TBRC. Brown Jay was added to the list of Review Species on this date because of the precipitous decline in this species in the United States.

Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) (23). One near Panhandle, Carson, from 22 February-7 April 2008 (BP, RO; 2008-15; TPRF 2539). One near Canyon, Randall, on 18 October 2008 (BP; 2008-88; TPRF 2609).

Tamaulipas Crow (Corvus imparatus). One at the Brownsville landfill, Cameron, on 31 March 2008 (RWa; 2008-23; TPRF 2575). The TBRC has requested details of sightings of Tamaulipas Crow since 18 November 2000 because of the precipitous decline in this species in the United States.

White-throated Thrush (Turdus assimilis) (12). One at Pharr, Hidalgo, from 18 March-12 April 2008 (LBa, DDa, JD, LBr, DH, MMa; 2008-19; TPRF 2542).

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) (17). One at Gruver, Hansford, on 13-17 December 2007 (BG; 2007-94; TPRF 2525).

Olive Warbler (Peucedramus taeniatus) (8). A female at Guadalupe Mountains NP, Culberson, on 9 August 2008 (BG; 2008-72; TPRF 2599).

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (Geothlypis poliocephala) (44). An adult at Brownsville, Cameron, on 1 July 2008 (CR; 2008-76; TPRF 2601).

Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus) (19). One at Progreso Lake, Hidalgo, from 29 December 2007-5 January 2008 (MGu; 2008-03; TPRF 2533).

Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) (7). One (or possibly two) at Boot Spring, Big Bend NP, Brewster, from 12-28 June 2008 (MBo, MA, ML; 2008-47; TPRF 2587).

Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii) (61). One near Vanderpool, Bandera, on 21 April 2008 (GL; 2008-30; TPRF 2548). One at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 27 April 2008 (GR; 2008-64). One at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 29 April 2008 (MF, JBi; 2008-29; TPRF 2547). One at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend NP, Brewster, on 13 May 2008 (JGr; 2008-39; TPRF 2583). Baird’s Sparrow was removed from the list of Review Species at the TBRC meeting n September 2008.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) (33). An adult near Robert Lee, Coke, from 15 December 2007-15 April 2008 (TeF, RO, DDC, MRe, DBo; 2007-89; TPRF 2521). An adult at El Paso, El Paso, on 3 May 2008 (JPa; 2008-33).

Dark-eyed (White-winged) Junco (Junco hyemalis aikeni) (7). One at Davis Mountains SP, Jeff Davis, from 24 December 2007-8 March 2008 (MRe, BS, SD; 2007-103; TPRF 2531).

Lawrence's Goldfinch (Carduelis lawrencei) (19). Six in n. Jeff Davis on 13 December 2007 (TJ; 2007-93). One at Davis Mountains SP, Jeff Davis, on 12 March 2008 (JM; 2008-25; TPRF 2545). One at El Paso, El Paso, on 15 March 2008 (JPa; 2008-17). One at El Paso, El Paso, on 23 March 2008 (JPa; 2008-20). One at El Paso, El Paso, on 27 March 2008 (BZ; 2008-35; TPRF 2579).

 

NOT ACCEPTED

A number of factors may contribute to a record being denied acceptance. It is quite uncommon for a record to not be accepted because the bird was obviously misidentified. More commonly, a record is not accepted because the material submitted was incomplete, insufficient, superficial, or just too vague to properly document the reported occurrence while eliminating all other similar species. Also, written documentation or descriptions prepared entirely from memory weeks, months, or years after a sighting are seldom voted on favorably. It is important that the simple act of not accepting a particular record should by no means indicate that the TBRC or any of its members feel the record did not occur as reported. The non-acceptance of any record simply reflects the opinion of the TBRC that the documentation, as submitted, did not meet the rigorous standards appropriate for adding data to the formal historical record. The TBRC makes every effort to be as fair and objective as possible regarding each record. If the committee is unsure about any particular record, it prefers to err on the conservative side and not accept a good record rather than validate a bad one. All records, whether accepted or not, remain on file and can be re-submitted to the committee if additional substantive material is presented.

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator). Near Bonham, Fannin, on 11 December 2007 (2007-102).

Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus). Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo, on 7 October 2007 (2007-79).

Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica). Lake Tawakoni, Van Zandt, from 14 January-18 February 2008 (2008-05).

Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus). Off Port Aransas, Nueces, on 20 July 2008 (2008-67).

Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa). Off Port Aransas, Aransas on 22 June 2008 (2008-55).

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). Off Port Aransas, Nueces, on 13-14 July 2008 (2008-67).

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). Friendswood, Harris, on 19 November 2007 (2007-85).

Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus). Lost Maples SNA, Bandera, on 7 May 2008 (2008-58).

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax). Near Gilchrist, Galveston, on 16 April 2007 (2007-27).

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus). Hagerman NWR, Grayson, on 23 December 2007 (2007-101).

Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii). Off Port Aransas, Aransas on 22 June 2008 (2008-56).

Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus). Quinta Mazatlan, Hidalgo, on 21 February 2008 (2008-13). Fredericksburg, Gillespie, from 25 May-15 June 2008 (2008-46).

Azure-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanocephala). Harlingen, Cameron, on 12 May 2007 (2008-45).

Arizona Woodpecker (Picoides arizonae). Near Dripping Springs, Hays, on 16 July 2008 (2008-61).

Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius). Houston, Harris, on 29 May 2006 (2007-53).

Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea). Utopia, Uvalde, on 15 October 2007 (2008-07).

Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana). Guadalupe Mountains N.P., Culberson, on 2 September 2007 (2007-72).

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus). Near Dripping Springs, Hays on 16 July 2008 (2008-59).

Mexican Chickadee (Poecile sclateri). Near Kerrville, Kerr, on 26 April 2008 (TBRC 2008-31).

Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus). Near Dripping Springs, Hays, on 16 July 2008 (2008-60).

Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina). Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Cameron, on 9 February 2008 (2008-08).

LITERATURE CITED

AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION. 1998. Check-list of North American birds, 7th ed.
American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D. C.

BANKS, R. C., R. T. CHESSER, C. CICERO, J. L. DUNN, A. W. KRATTER, I. J. LOVETTE, P. C. RASMUSSEN, J. V. REMSEN, Jr., J. D. RISING, D. F. STOTZ and K. WINKLER. 2008. Forty-ninth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. Auk 125:758-768.

DITTMANN, D. L., and G. W. LASLEY. 1992. How to document rare birds. Birding
24:145-159.

LOCKWOOD, M. W. 2008. Texas Bird Records Committee report for 2007. Bull. of the Tex. Ornith. Soc. 41:37-45.

 

 

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