A Seasonal Checklist of the Attwater Prairie-Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Texas

February 13, 1996


This document is derived from the checklist for the refuge published by the USFWS.

Questions or comments to: David Sarkozi. Back to the Bird of the Upper Texas Coast.

Season Codes are: Sp = Spring (March, Aprl, May); S = Summer (June, July, August); F = Fall (September, October, November); W = Winter (December, January, February);

Abundance Code are: R = rare, not expected every year; O = occassional, only one or two reported per season; U = uncommon, present but might not be found on every outing; F = Fairly common, not present in great numbers but should be scene C = common, should be possible to find on most outings; A = abundant, impossible to miss;


Species                           Sp    S    F    W
Least Grebe                        O         U    U
Pied-billed Grebe                  C    F    C    C
Horned Gerbe                                      U
Earned Grebe                       O         O    U
American White Pelican                  U    U    U
Double-crested Cormorant           F    U    F    F
Neotropic Cormorant                U    U    O    O
Anhinga                            U    U    U    O
American Bittern                   U    O    F    O
Least Bittern                           O    O
Great Blue Heron                   C    C    C    C
Great Egret                        C    C    C    C
Snowy Egret                        C    C    C    F
Little Blue Heron                  C    C    F    O
Tricolored Heron                   U    C    C    F
Cattle Egret                       C    C    C    F
Green-backed Heron                 F    C    F    O
Black-crowned Night-Heron               U    F    O
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron         U    U    U
White Ibis                         U    F    C    F
Glossy Ibis                        O    O    U
White-faced Ibis                   C    C    C    F
Roseate Spoonbill                  F    F    F    O
Wood Stork                              F    F
Fulvous Whistling-Duck             C    F    F    O
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck       C    C    F    U
Greater White-fronted Goose        F    U    C    C
Snow Goose                         C         C    C
Ross' Goose                                  U    U
Canada Goose                       F    U    F    C
Wood Duck                                    U    O
Green-winged Teal                  C    O    C    C
Mottled Duck                       C    C    C    C
Mallard                            U         C    C
Northern Pintail                   F         C    C
Blue-winged Teal                   C    F    C    C
Cinnamon Teal                      F         F    F
Northern Shoveler                  C    O    C    C
Gadwall                            F         F    C
American Wigeon                    U         F    F
Canvasback                         O         O    O
Redhead                                      U    O
Ring-necked Duck                   F         U    F
Greater Scaup                      O
Lesser Scaup                       F         F    F
Common Goldeneye                   O         U
Bufflehead                         U         O    F
Hooded Merganser                             U
Ruddy Duck                         F    U    F    F
Black Vulture                      C    C    C    C
Turkey Vulture                     C    C    C    C
American Swallow-tailed Kite       O              O
Black-shouldered Kite              U    O    O    U
Mississippi Kite                             O
Bald Eagle                         O         O    F
Northern Harrier                   C         C    C
Sharp-shinned Hawk                 O         F    F
Cooper's Hawk                      F         F    U
Red-shouldered Hawk                U    U    U    U
Broad-winged Hawk                  U         U
Swainson's Hawk                    F    F    U    O
White-tailed Hawk                  C    C    C    C
Red-tailed Hawk                    C    C    C    C
Ferruginous Hawk                   U         U    U
Rough-legged Hawk                                 O
Crested Caracara                   C    C    C    C
American Kestrel                   C    U    C    C
Merlin                                       U    O
Peregrine Falcon                   O         U    O
Prairie Falcon                     U         O    U
Greater Prairie-Chicken            O    O    O    O
Northern Bobwhite                  C    C    C    C
Yellow Rail                                  O
King Rail                          F    F    F    U
Virginia Rail                                O
Sora                               O         U
Purple Gallinule                   O    U    U
Common Moorhen                     F    F    F    O
American Coot                      C    U    C    C
Sandhill Crane                     F         F    C
Black-bellied Plover               U
Lesser Golden-Plover               U
Killdeer                           C    C    C    C
Mountain Plover                    O
Black-necked Stilt                 C    C    F    O
American Avocet                    O    O    U    O
Greater Yellowlegs                 C    F    C    F
Lesser Yellowlegs                  F    F    C    U
Solitary Sandpiper                 U    U    O
Willet                             O    O    O
Spotted Sandpiper                  F    U    U
Upland Sandpiper                   C    F    U
Long-billed Curlew                 O    O    U    O
Hudsonian Godwit                   U    O
Marbled Godwit                     O    O
Semipalmated Sandpiper                  U    U
Western Sandpiper                  U    U    F    O
Least Sandpiper                    F    F    C    U
White-rumped Sandpiper             U
Pectoral Sandpiper                 U    U    U
Dunlin                                  O
Stilt Sandpiper                    U    U    O
Buff-breasted Sandpiper            O         O
Short-billed Dowitcher                  O    O
Long-billed Dowitcher              C    F    C    F
Common Snipe                       F    O    C    F
American Woodcock                  O         O    U
Wilson's Phalarope                 F
Franklin's Gull                    O
Ring-billed Gull                                  U
Forster's Tern                               O    O
Black Tern                         U    U
Rock Dove                          U    F    U    O
Morning Dove                       C    C    C    C
Inca Dove                          O    O    U
Common Ground-Dove                 F    O    F    F
Black-billed Cuckoo                     O         O
Yellow-billed Cuckoo               F    C    F
Greater Roadrunner                 F    F    F    U
Groove-billed Ani                            O
Barn Owl                           F    F    F    U
Eastern Screech-Owl                          O
Great Horned Owl                   F    F    C    F
Burrowing Owl                                O    O
Barred Owl                         F    F    F    U
Short-eared Owl                                   O
Common Nighthawk                   F    C    O
Chuck-will's-widow                           O
Whip-poor-will                     O    O
Chimney Swift                      F         O
Ruby-throated Hummingbird          U    U    F
Belted KIngfisher                  U    F    F    U
Red-headed Woodpecker                        U
Red-bellied Woodpecker             C    C    C    C
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker           U         U    U
Ladder-backed Woodpecker                          O
Downy Woodpecker                   U    F    F    F
Hairy Woodpecker                   O
Northern Flicker                   F    U    C    F
Pileated Woodpecker                     O    O
Olive-sided Flycatcher             F    U    U
Eastern Wood-Pewee                 F    F    F    O
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher               O
Acadian Flycatcher                 O    U    O
Willow Flycatcher                  U    U    O
Least Flycatcher                   U    U    U
Eastern Phoebe                     F    U    C    C
Say's Phoebe                                 O    O
Vermillion Flycatcher                        O
Ash-throated Flycatcher                           O
Great Crested Flycatcher           C    U    U    O
Eastern Kingbird                   F    F    F
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher          C    C    C
Purple Martin                      F    U    O
Tree Swallow                       U    U    F
Northern Rough-winged Swallow      C    F    F
Bank Swallow                       U    O    O
Cliff Swallow                      F    F    U
Barn Swallow                       C    F    C
Blue Jay                           C    C    C    C
American Crow                      C    C    C    C
Carolina Chickadee                 C    C    C    F
Tufted Titmouse                    C    C    C    F
Brown Creeper                      O         O
Carolina Wren                      C    C    C    F
Bewrick's Wren                     O         U    U
House Wren                         U    O    F    U
Winter Wren                                  U    O
Sedge Wren                                   U    O
Marsh Wren                                   U    U
Golden-crowned Kinglet             U         U    U
Ruby-crowned Kinglet               F    O    C    F
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher              F    F    C    U
Eastern Bluebird                             U    O
Veery                              O
Gray-cheeked Thrush                O
Swainson's Thrush                  O         O
Hermit Thrush                      U         F    U
Wood Thrush                        O    O         O
American Robin                     F         F    C
Gray Catbird                       U         O    O
Northern Mockingbird               C    C    C    C
Brown Thrasher                     C    U    C    F
American Pipit                     U         F    F
Sprague's Pipit                    F         F    F
Cedar Waxwing                      F         O    U
Loggerhead Shrike                  C    C    C    C
European Starling                  F    U    U    U
White-eyed Vireo                   C    C    U    O
Solitary Vireo                     F         F    O
Yellow-throated Vireo              O
Red-eyed Vireo                     U    O    O
Blue-winged Warbler                O
Tennessee Warbler                  U         U
Orange-crowned Warbler             U         F    F
Nashville Warbler                  U         F
Northern Parula                    U
Yellow Warbler                     O    U    O
Chestnut-sided Warbler             U
Magnolia Warbler                   U
Yellow-rumped Warbler              C         F    F
Black-throated Green Warbler       U         O
Blackburnian Warbler               O
Yellow-throated Warbler            U
Prairie Warbler                              O
Palm Warbler                                 O
Bay-breasted Warbler               U
Black-and-white Warbler            F    U    U
American Redstart                  F         O
Prothonotary Warbler               O
Worm-eating Warbler                O
Swainson's Warbler                 O
Louisiana Waterthrush              O
Kentucky Warbler                   O
Mourning Warbler                   U
Common Yellowthroat                F    O    U
Hooded Warbler                     O
Wilson's Warbler                   U         U
Canada Warbler                     U         O
Yellow-breasted Chat               U    O    U
Summer Tananger                    U
Scarlet Tanager                    O
Northern Cardinal                  C    C    C    C
Pyrrhuloxia                        O              U
Rose-breasted Grosbeak             O    O
Blue Grosbeak                      U    U    O
Indigo Bunting                     F    O    U
Painted Bunting                    F    C
Dickcissel                         C    C    U
Green-tailed Towhee                O         O    O
Rufous-sided Towhee                O         U    U
Cassin's Sparrow                   O    U
Chipping Sparrow                   F         U    F
Clay-colored Sparrow                         U    O
Field Sparrow                      F         F    F
Vesper Sparrow                     C         C    C
Lark Sparrow                       F    F    F    F
Lark Bunting                       O
Savannah Sparrow                   C    O    C    C
Grasshopper Sparrow                F         U    U
Henslow's Sparrow                            O
Le Conte's Sparrow                 O         U    U
Fox Sparrow                        U         U    U
Song Sparrow                       F         F    F
Lincoln's Sparrow                  F         F    F
Swamp Sparrow                      U         F    U
White-throated Sparrow             F    O    F    F
White-crowned Sparrow              C    O    F    C
Harris' Sparrow                    U         U    F
Dark-eyed Junco                    O         O    U
Lapland Longspur                        O
Red-winged Blackbird               C    C    C    C
Eastern Meadowlark                 C    C    C    C
Western Meadowlark                 O         U    O
Rusty Blackbird                                   O
Brewer's Blackbird                 F    U    U    U
Great-tailed Grackle               C    F    U    U
Common Grackle                     C    F    F    F
Brown-headed Cowbird               C    F    C    C
Orchard Oriole                     O    F
Northern Oriole                    F    O    U
Pine Siskin                                       O
American Goldfinch                 F         U    F
House Sparrow                      O    U