A Seasonal Checklist of Birds of High Island, Texas

March 17, 1996


This document is derived from my records and from a few years of data from the HOG Spoonbill Clearing House data. I really need a lot more data. If you have trip lists from High Island please send me a copy so I can improve this list.

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)


Species                          SPR  SUM FALL  WIN
Pied-billed Grebe                 *              *
Eared Grebe                       *              *
American White Pelican            *
Brown Pelican                               *
Double-crested Cormorant          *              *
Neotropic Cormorant               *
Anhinga                           *
Great Blue Heron                  *         *
Great Egret                       *    *         *
Snowy Egret                       *    *    *    *
Little Blue Heron                 *
Tricolored Heron                  *    *
Reddish Egret                          *
Cattle Egret                      *    *         *
Green Heron                       *    *
Black-crowned Night-Heron         *
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron        *
White Ibis                        *              *
Glossy Ibis                       *
White-faced Ibis                  *              *
Roseate Spoonbill                 *    *
Mottled Duck                      *
Blue-winged Teal                  *              *
Northern Shoveler                 *              *
Gadwall                           *              *
American Wigeon                   *              *
Canvasback                        *
Redhead                                     *
Greater Scaup                     *
Lesser Scaup                      *              *
Bufflehead                                       *
Ruddy Duck                                       *
Turkey Vulture                    *    *    *    *
White-tailed Kite                 *         *
Mississippi Kite                            *
Northern Harrier                  *              *
Sharp-shinned Hawk                *         *    *
Red-shouldered Hawk               *         *    *
Broad-winged Hawk                           *
Red-tailed Hawk                   *              *
American Kestrel                  *              *
Common Moorhen                    *    *         *
American Coot                     *    *    *    *
Black-bellied Plover              *
Semipalmated Plover               *
Killdeer                          *    *         *
Black-necked Stilt                     *
Greater Yellowlegs                *         *    *
Lesser Yellowlegs                 *
Willet                            *    *    *
Sanderling                        *         *
Semipalmated Sandpiper            *
Baird's Sandpiper                 *
Stilt Sandpiper                   *
Common Snipe                                     *
American Woodcock                                *
Wilson's Phalarope                *
Laughing Gull                     *    *
Bonaparte's Gull                  *              *
Ring-billed Gull                  *
Herring Gull                      *              *
Caspian Tern                      *
Royal Tern                        *              *
Forster's Tern                    *              *
Least Tern                        *    *
Black Tern                        *    *    *
Black Skimmer                                    *
White-winged Dove                 *         *
Mourning Dove                     *    *
Inca Dove                         *    *         *
Black-billed Cuckoo               *
Yellow-billed Cuckoo              *    *    *
Great Horned Owl                  *         *    *
Barred Owl                             *
Common Nighthawk                       *
Chuck-will's-widow                          *
Whip-poor-will                              *
Chimney Swift                     *
Buff-bellied Hummingbird                         *
Ruby-throated Hummingbird         *    *    *
Black-chinned Hummingbird                   *
Calliope Hummingbird                             *
Broad-tailed Hummingbird          *              *
Rufous Hummingbird                          *
Belted Kingfisher                 *         *    *
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker          *         *    *
Red-naped Sapsucker               *
Downy Woodpecker                  *    *    *    *
Olive-sided Flycatcher            *
Eastern Wood-Pewee                *
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher                   *
Acadian Flycatcher                *         *
Least Flycatcher                            *
Eastern Phoebe                    *         *    *
Great Crested Flycatcher          *    *    *
Eastern Kingbird                  *    *
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher              *    *
Tree Swallow                      *              *
Barn Swallow                      *
Blue Jay                          *    *    *    *
Red-breasted Nuthatch                       *    *
Brown Creeper                               *
Carolina Wren                          *    *
Winter Wren                                 *    *
Marsh Wren                        *
Golden-crowned Kinglet                      *
Ruby-crowned Kinglet              *         *    *
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher             *    *    *    *
Veery                             *
Gray-cheeked Thrush               *
Swainson's Thrush                 *
Hermit Thrush                     *
Wood Thrush                       *         *
American Robin                    *    *         *
Gray Catbird                      *         *
Northern Mockingbird              *    *    *    *
Brown Thrasher                    *         *    *
Cedar Waxwing                     *              *
Loggerhead Shrike                                *
European Starling                 *              *
White-eyed Vireo                  *
Solitary Vireo                    *         *    *
Yellow-throated Vireo             *
Philadelphia Vireo                *         *
Red-eyed Vireo                    *         *
Blue-winged Warbler               *         *
Golden-winged Warbler             *
Tennessee Warbler                 *         *
Orange-crowned Warbler            *              *
Nashville Warbler                           *
Northern Parula                   *         *
Yellow Warbler                    *         *
Chestnut-sided Warbler            *    *    *
Magnolia Warbler                  *         *
Black-throated Blue Warbler                 *
Yellow-rumped Warbler             *         *    *
Black-throated Green Warbler      *         *
Blackburnian Warbler              *         *
Yellow-throated Warbler           *
Pine Warbler                                     *
Prairie Warbler                             *
Bay-breasted Warbler              *
Blackpoll Warbler                 *
Cerulean Warbler                  *
Black-and-white Warbler           *    *    *
American Redstart                 *         *
Prothonotary Warbler              *    *    *
Worm-eating Warbler               *
Swainson's Warbler                *         *
Ovenbird                          *         *
Northern Waterthrush              *         *
Louisiana Waterthrush             *    *    *
Kentucky Warbler                  *         *
Mourning Warbler                            *
Common Yellowthroat               *
Hooded Warbler                    *    *    *
Wilson's Warbler                  *         *    *
Canada Warbler                    *         *
Yellow-breasted Chat                        *
Summer Tanager                    *         *
Scarlet Tanager                   *         *
Northern Cardinal                 *    *    *    *
Rose-breasted Grosbeak            *         *
Black-headed Grosbeak             *
Blue Grosbeak                     *         *
Indigo Bunting                    *         *
Painted Bunting                   *    *    *
Savannah Sparrow                  *
Seaside Sparrow                             *
Swamp Sparrow                     *              *
White-throated Sparrow            *              *
Red-winged Blackbird              *    *         *
Eastern Meadowlark                     *
Great-tailed Grackle              *    *         *
Common Grackle                    *              *
Brown-headed Cowbird              *              *
Orchard Oriole                    *    *    *
Baltimore Oriole                  *         *
American Goldfinch                               *
House Sparrow                     *    *         *