Included in this checklist are some of my observations from the immediate area around the sanctuary on the Bolivar Penninsula (mainly SH 87 from the ferry and Rettilon Road.
I defintely need more data. If you have trip lists for the Blolivar Flats please E-mail them to me.
Questions or comments to: David Sarkozi. Back to the Bird of the Upper Texas Coast.
Season Codes are:
SP = Spring (March, Aprl, May);
SU = Summer (June, July, August);
FA = Fall (September, October, November);
WI = Winter (December, January, February);
Species SP SU FA WI Pied-billed Grebe * Northern Gannet * American White Pelican * * * * Brown Pelican * * * * Double-crested Cormorant * * * Neotropic Cormorant * * Magnificent Frigatebird * * Great Blue Heron * * * * Great Egret * * * * Snowy Egret * * * * Tricolored Heron * * * Reddish Egret * * * Cattle Egret * * Black-crowned Night-Heron * White Ibis * * * White-faced Ibis * Roseate Spoonbill * * * Fulvous Whistling-Duck * Snow Goose * Northern Pintail * Blue-winged Teal * Northern Shoveler * * Greater Scaup * Lesser Scaup * * Bufflehead * Red-breasted Merganser * * White-tailed Kite * * Northern Harrier * * * * Red-tailed Hawk * American Kestrel * * Peregrine Falcon * * Clapper Rail * * * King Rail * * Virginia Rail * Black-bellied Plover * * * Lesser Golden-Plover * Snowy Plover * * * * Wilson's Plover * * * * Semipalmated Plover * * * Piping Plover * * * * Killdeer * American Oystercatcher * * * Black-necked Stilt * * American Avocet * * * * Greater Yellowlegs * * * Lesser Yellowlegs * * Willet * * * * Spotted Sandpiper * Upland Sandpiper * Whimbrel * * Long-billed Curlew * * * * Marbled Godwit * * * * Ruddy Turnstone * * * * Red Knot * * * * Sanderling * * * * Semipalmated Sandpiper * * Western Sandpiper * * * * Least Sandpiper * * * White-rumped Sandpiper * Baird's Sandpiper * Pectoral Sandpiper * Dunlin * * * * Curlew Sandpiper * Buff-breasted Sandpiper * * Short-billed Dowitcher * * * Long-billed Dowitcher * * Pomarine Jaeger * Laughing Gull * * * * Franklin's Gull * Bonaparte's Gull * Ring-billed Gull * * * Herring Gull * * * * Lesser Black-backed Gull * Glaucous Gull * Gull-billed Tern * * Caspian Tern * * * Royal Tern * * * * Sandwich Tern * * * Common Tern * * * * Forster's Tern * * * Least Tern * * * Black Tern * * Black Skimmer * * * * Rock Dove * White-winged Dove * * Short-eared Owl * * Common Nighthawk * * Chimney Swift * Belted Kingfisher * Eastern Kingbird * * Scissor-tailed Flycatcher * * * Horned Lark * * * * Purple Martin * Barn Swallow * Marsh Wren * * Northern Mockingbird * Loggerhead Shrike * * * * European Starling * * * Northern Cardinal * Savannah Sparrow * * * Le Conte's Sparrow * * * Sharp-tailed Sparrow * * * Seaside Sparrow * * * * White-crowned Sparrow * Red-winged Blackbird * * Eastern Meadowlark * * * * Great-tailed Grackle * Brown-headed Cowbird * House Sparrow *