A Seasonal Checklist of the Bolivar Flats Bird Sanctuary, Texas

March 21, 1996


This document is derived from my personnel data and that published in the Houston Ornithology Group newletter, The Spoonbill.

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                      *