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Texas Review List

Last Updated: September 16, 2013



The TBRC requests details, including descriptions and photos if possible, of all records of the following species.

 

Review List A -- Rarities

These species, in general, include birds that have occurred four or fewer times per year anywhere in Texas over a ten-year average. The TBRC requests documentation for review for any new or any previously unsubmitted record of the below species no matter how long ago the record occurred. The TBRC also requests details on any record of a species not yet accepted on the Texas State List (see Species not yet documented for Texas).
NOTE: the numbers in parentheses that follow each species name indicate the number of accepted records as August 17, 2013. An asterisk after the number - e.g. "(14*)" - indicates that there are one or more records of known/presumed returning birds which may be counted more than once in the total (if they were allocated separate TBRC record numbers). Note: for formerly non-Review species added to the Review list (e.g. Tamaulipas Crow), pre-Review data may not exist, thus only records since inclusion on the TBRC list are accumulated (marked with "#"). These statistics are courtesy of the former TBRC Secretary Greg Lasley, who graciously permitted the TBRC to publish these data as an Occasional Booklet: Records accepted by the Texas Bird Records Committee (1987–2003) - visit the Store for more details.

Swans, Geese, and Ducks

Brant (30)
Trumpeter Swan (9)
Eurasian Wigeon (53)
American Black Duck (8)
White-cheeked Pintail (1)
Garganey (4)
King Eider (2)
Common Eider (1)
Harlequin Duck (2)
Barrow's Goldeneye (10*)
Masked Duck (94)

Loons

Yellow-billed Loon (6)

Grebes

Red-necked Grebe (25)

Flamingos

American Flamingo (8)

Albatrosses

Yellow-nosed Albatross (4)

Shearwaters and Petrels

Black-capped Petrel (2)
Stejneger's Petrel(1)
White-chinned Petrel (1)
Great Shearwater (19)
Sooty Shearwater (16) Sight or photo records of Sooty or Short-tailed Shearwaters are difficult to positively identify. The TBRC has voted to label all such records as Sooty Shearwater and acknowledges that Short-tailed Shearwaters are a remote possibility, based on one Gulf of Mexico record and one from the south Atlantic as of 2012.
Manx Shearwater (8)

Storm-Petrels

Leach's Storm-Petrel (30)

Tropicbirds

Red-billed Tropicbird (13)

Storks

Jabiru (10)

Boobies and Gannets

Blue-footed Booby (1)
Brown Booby (35)
Red-footed Booby (3)

Herons

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (1)


Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Harriers

Snail Kite (4)
Double-toothed Kite (1)
Northern Goshawk (24)
Crane Hawk (1)
Roadside Hawk (9)
Short-tailed Hawk (41)

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

Paint-billed Crake (1)
Spotted Rail (1)

Thick-knees

Double-striped Thick-knee (1)

Plovers and Lapwings

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Collared Plover (1)

Jacanas

Northern Jacana (36*)

Sandpipers and Phalaropes

Wandering Tattler (1)
Spotted Redshank (1)
Eskimo Curlew (19)
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
Surfbird (11)
Ruff (34*)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3)
Curlew Sandpiper (12)
Red-necked Stint (2)
Purple Sandpiper (26)

Red Phalarope (41)

Skuas, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

South Polar Skua (1)
Long-tailed Jaeger (23)

Black-legged Kittiwake (re-added to the Review List July 2005; 89 incl. prior recs)
Black-headed Gull (27*)
Black-tailed Gull (2)
Heermann's Gull (3)
Mew Gull (37)
Western Gull (3)
Yellow-legged Gull (2)
Iceland Gull (5)
Slaty-backed Gull (6)
Glaucous-winged Gull (1)
Great Black-backed Gull (49*)
Kelp Gull (5*)

Brown Noddy (20)
Black Noddy (3)
Brown/Black Noddy (1)
Roseate Tern (2)
Arctic Tern (9)
Elegant Tern (3)

Pigeons and Doves

Ruddy Ground-Dove (22)
Ruddy Quail-Dove (1)

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis

Dark-billed Cuckoo (1)
Mangrove Cuckoo (13)

Typical Owls

Snowy Owl (7)
Northern Pygmy-Owl (4)
Mottled Owl (2)
Stygian Owl (2)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (30)

Swifts

White-collared Swift (6)

Hummingbirds

Green Violetear (73)
Green-breasted Mango (20)
Costa's Hummingbird (36)
Berylline Hummingbird (5)
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (19)
White-eared Hummingbird (33)

Trogons

Elegant Trogon (6)

Kingfishers

Amazon Kingfisher (1)

Woodpeckers

Red-breasted Sapsucker (3)
Ivory-billed Woodpecker (3)

Caracaras and Falcons

Collared Forest-Falcon (1)
Gyrfalcon (1)


Antshrikes and Antwrens

Barred Antshrike (1)

Tyrant Flycatchers

Greenish Elaenia (1)
White-crested Elaenia (1)
Tufted Flycatcher (3)
Greater Pewee (24)
Buff-breasted Flycatcher (27)
Nutting's Flycatcher (1)
Social Flycatcher (3)
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (20*)
Sulphur-bellied/Streaked Flycatcher (1)
Piratic Flycatcher (5)
Piratic/Variegated Flycatcher (1)
Thick-billed Kingbird (18)
Gray Kingbird (10)
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (24)
Masked Tityra (1)
Rose-throated Becard (48*)

Vireos

Black-whiskered Vireo (36)
Yucatan Vireo (1)

Jays, Magpies, and Crows

Brown Jay (added to Review List July 2007) (#5)
Pinyon Jay (added to Review List March 2011) (#1)
Clark's Nutcracker (23)
Black-billed Magpie (4)
Tamaulipas Crow (added to Review List Nov 2000) (#9)

Swallows

Gray-breasted Martin (2)

Chickadees and Titmice

Black-capped Chickadee (1)|

Dippers

American Dipper (7)

Old World Warblers, Flycatchers, and Thrushes

Northern Wheatear (2)
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush (2)
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush (1)
White-throated Thrush (14)
Rufous-backed Robin (17)
Varied Thrush (43)
Aztec Thrush (6)

Mockingbirds and Thrashers

Blue Mockingbird (3)
Black Catbird (1)

Waxwings

Bohemian Waxwing (17)

Silky-flycatchers

Gray Silky-flycatcher (2)

Olive Warbler

Olive Warbler (8)


Longspurs and allies

Snow Bunting (8)


Wood-Warblers, "Tanagers", Sparrows, Cardinals and Blackbirds

Connecticut Warbler (12)
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (45)
Fan-tailed Warbler (1)
Rufous-capped Warbler (28)
Golden-crowned Warbler (21)
Slate-throated Redstart (10)

Yellow-faced Grassquit (4)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (35*)
Yellow-eyed Junco (7)


Flame-colored Tanager (10)

Crimson-collared Grosbeak (33)
Blue Bunting (45)

Shiny Cowbird (12)
Black-vented Oriole (9*)
Streak-backed Oriole (2)

Northern Finches

Pine Grosbeak (6)
White-winged Crossbill (9)
Common Redpoll (14)
Lawrence's Goldfinch (19)
Evening Grosbeak (added to Review List Sept 2008) (#4)


Review List B

List of recognizable subspecies which, if they were elevated to full species status, would qualify for placement under Review List A: Reports of these subspecies will always be solicited and formally reviewed. Five such subspecies have been accepted:

Green-winged ("Eurasian") Teal (1)
Herring ("Vega") Gull (4)
Dusky-capped ("Lawrence's") Flycatcher (14)
Swainson's ("Russet-backed") Thrush (1)
Fox ("Slate-colored") Sparrow (1)
Dark-eyed ("White-winged") Junco (7)
Orchard ("Fuertes's") Oriole (2).

 

Presumptive List

The following is the official TBRC list of species for which written descriptions have been accepted by the TBRC but the species has not yet met the requirements for full acceptance on the Texas List (specimen, photo, video, or audio recording identifiable to species for at least one record). NOTE: any species marked "*" below has recent records in circulation that include identifying photographs, and will be elevated to Review List A when(if) those records are formally accepted.


Murre species (1)
Razorbill (1)
White-crowned Pigeon (1)
Black Swift (1)
Crescent-chested Warbler (1)





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