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Bird List

Altamira Oriole
Aplomado Falcon
Audubonís Oriole
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Black-crested Titmouse
Blue Bunting
Botteriís Sparrow
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown Jay
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Clay-colored Thrush
Common Pauraque
Couchís Kingbird
Crested Caracara

Elf Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Gray Hawk
Great Kiskadee
Green Jay
Green Kingfisher
Green Parakeet
Groove-billed Ani
Harris Hawk
Hook-billed Kite
Least Grebe
Long-billed Thrasher
Masked Duck
Mottled Duck

Neotropic Cormorant
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
Northern Jacana
Olive Sparrow
Plain Chachalaca
Red-billed Pigeon
Red-crowned Parrot
Reddish Egret
Ringed Kingfisher
Roadside Hawk
Tamaulipas Crow
Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Parula
White-collared Seedeater
White-tailed Hawk
White-tailed Kite
White-tipped Dove

US Specialty with a wider range seen in South Texas & Lower Rio Grande Valley

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Cactus Wren
Cave Swallow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Ground-dove
Curve-billed THrasher
Fulvous Whistling-duck
Inca Dove
Lesser Goldfinch
Mountain Plover
Purple Gallinule†
Pyrrhuloxia
Roseate Spoonbill
Scaled Quail
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Sprague’s Pippit
Vermillion Flycatcher
White-faced ibis
Zone-tailed Hawk

US Rarities seen more than once in South Texas & Lower Rio Grande Valley

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American Flamingo
Amazon Kingfisher
Black-vented Oriole
Blue Mockingbird
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Brown Booby
Common Black-Hawk
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird
Jabiru
Magnificent Frigatebird
Mexican Violetear Hummingbird
Rufous-backed Robin
White-throated Thrush


Other Popular Birds seen in South Texas & Lower Rio Grande Valley

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Anhinga
American White Pelican
Barn Owl
Black Skimmer
Brown Pelican
Burrowing Owl
Cinnamon Teal
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Screech-Owl
Green Heron
Great Horned Owl
Greater Roadrunner
Indigo Bunting†
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Lark Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Loggerhead Shrike
Long-billed Curlew
Nelson’s Sparrow (SE TX)
Northern Mockingbird
Painted Bunting†
Pileated Woodpecker (SE TX)
Osprey
Redhead†
Red-cockaded Woodpecker (SE TX)
Red-headed Woodpecker
Rio Grande Wild Turkey
Sandhill Crane
Seaside Sparrow†
Snowy Plover
Tanagers in spring migration
Thayer’s Gull
Yellow-headed Parrot
Western Meadowlark
White-winged Dove
Wilson’s Phalarope
Warblers in spring migration
Wood Stork


Specialty Birds of the Big Bend Region

 

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Colima Warbler
Lucifer Hummingbird
Band-tailed Pigeon
Varied Bunting
Flammulated Owl
Elf Owl
Mexican Jay
Black-chinned Sparrow
Green Kingfisher
Pyrrhuloxia
Crissal Thrasher

Overall, 450 species are found within the boundaries of Big Bend National Park, more than any other national park and more than all but a few states.