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CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF LAKE SAM RAYBURN

Adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers List

 

Legend

 

1 - abundant ------------------ ---Sp: March-May

2 - very common- ---------------- S: June-July

3 - common---------------------- F: August-November

4 - fairly common----------- ---- W: December-February

5 - uncommon

6 - scarce or irregular ------------* Known or suspected to breed

7 - rare or very local ------------ - not found during this season

8 - very rare or accidental

Bars separate orders of birds

 


 

-------------------------------------------------Sp, S, F, W

Gaviidae

Common Loon ...................................................5, -, 5, 6

 


 

Podicipedidae

Horned Grebe......................................................5, -, 5, 5

Eared Grebe........................................................4, 8, 4, 5

Western Grebe.....................................................8, -, 7, 7

Pied-billed Grebe*................................................3, 6, 3, 4

 


 

Pelecanidae

White Pelican.....................................................5, 8, 5, 8

Brown Pelican.................................................... 8, -, -, -

Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested Cormorant.................................2, 7, 2, 3

Olivaceous Cormorant.......................................-, 7, -, -

Anhingidae

Anhinga*............................................................5, 5, 5, 6

 


 

Ardeidae

Great Blue Heron*...............................................4, 4, 4, 5

Green-backed Heron*.........................................4, 4, 3, 7

Little Blue Heron*...............................................3, 3, 2, -

Cattle Egret*.......................................................3, 3, 2, 6

Great Egret*.......................................................5, 4, 3, 6

Snowy Egret*.....................................................6, 5, 5, -

Tricolored Heron*..............................................-, 6, 5, -

Black-crowned Night Heron.............................. 6, -, 5, -

Yellow-crowned Night Heron*...........................5, 5, 4, -

Least Bittern*.....................................................7, 7, 7, -

American Bittern................................................6, -, 6, 7

Ciconiidae

Wood Stork....................................................... -, 5, 4, -

Threskiornithidae

White-faced Ibis.................................................7, 7, 6, -

White Ibis ..........................................................6, 6, 5, -

Roseate Spoonbill............................................. -, 7, 5, -

 


 

Anatidae

Canada Goose ................................................... 6, -, 5, 7

Greater White-fronted Goose.............................. 6, -, 5, 7

Snow/Blue Goose .............................................. 4, -, 3, 5

Mallard...............................................................3, 7, 3, 3

Black Duck ....................................................... -, -, -, 7

Mottled Duck .....................................................-, 7, -, -

Gadwall .............................................................3, 7, 2, 4

Northern Pintail ..................................................3, -, 3, 5

Green-winged Teal ............................................2, -, 2, 4

Blue-winged Teal*............................................ 2, 6, 2, -

Cinnamon Teal ..................................................7, -, -, -

American Wigeon..............................................3, -, 3, 4

Northern Shoveler ............................................3, 7, 3, 4

Wood Duck* .................................................. 5, 5, 4, 4

Redhead .......................................................... 7, -, 5, 6

Ring-necked Duck ...........................................3, 7, 3, 4

Canvasback .................................................... 5, -, 4, 5

Greater Scaup .................................................. -, -, 7, 6

Lesser Scaup.....................................................2, 7, 2, 2

Common Goldeneye ......................................... 5, -, 5, 6

Bufflehead ........................................................ 4, -, 4, 4

Oldsquaw.......................................................... 8, -, 8, 7

White-winged Scoter......................................... 7, -, -, 7

Black Scoter ..................................................... 8, -, -, -

Ruddy Duck ......................................................2, 7, 2, 2

Hooded Merganser............................................ 6, -, 5, 5

Common Merganser ......................................... -, -, -, 8

Red-breasted Merganser .................................. 5, -, 6, 6

 


 

Cathartidae

Turkey Vulture* .............................................. 2, 3, 2, 3

Black Vulture* ..................................................4, 4, 4, 4

Accipitridae

White-tailed Kite*...............................................-, 7, -, -

Swallow-tailed Kite............................................8, -, -, -

Mississippi Kite..................................................5, -, 5, -

Sharp-shinned Hawk..........................................4, -, 4, 5

Cooper’s Hawk*................................................6, 7, 6, 6

Red-tailed Hawk*...............................................4, 5, 4, 4

Red-shouldered Hawk*......................................4, 4, 4, 4

Broad-winged Hawk*........................................3, 5, 3, -

Swainson’s Hawk...............................................7, -, 7, -

Rough-legged Hawk...........................................-, -, 8, -

Golden Eagle......................................................-, -, 7, 7

Bald Eagle*........................................................6, 7, 6, 5

Marsh Hawk.......................................................5, -, 5, 6

Pandionidae

Osprey................................................................5, 8, 5, 7

Falconidae

Peregrine Falcon.................................................-, -, 7, -

Merlin.................................................................-, -, 8, -

American Kestrel*.............................................5, 6, 4, 4

 


 

Phasianidae

Northern Bobwhite*...........................................4, 4, 4, 4

Eastern Wild Turkey*........................................5, 5, 5, 5

 


 

Gruidae

Sandhill Crane....................................................-, -, 7, -

Rallidae

King/Clapper Rail*............................................6, 6, 6, 8

Virginia Rail.......................................................6, -, 5, -

Sora..................................................................5, -, 4, -

Purple Gallinule*...............................................6, 6, 6, -

Common Moorhen*..........................................6, 6, 6, -

American Coot*................................................1, 6, 1, 2

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Recurvirostridae

American Avocet...............................................-, -, 5, -

Black-necked Stilt..............................................-, -, 6, -

Charadriidae

American Golden Plover....................................4, -, 6, -

Black-bellied Plover...........................................-, -, 5, -

Semipalmated Plover.........................................6, -, 4, -

Killdeer*.............................................................3, 4, 3, 3

Piping Plover......................................................-, -, 6, 8

Snowy Plover.....................................................-, -, -, 8

Wilson’s Plover..................................................-, -, -, 8

Scolopacidae

Hudsonian Godwit.............................................8, -, -, -

Marbled Godwit.................................................8, -, -, -

Whimbrel............................................................8, -, -, -

Long-billed Curlew............................................-, 8, -, -

Upland Sandpiper...............................................4, -, 5, -

Yellowlegs sp.....................................................5, -, 4, 6

Solitary Sandpiper..............................................4, -, 4, 8

Willet..................................................................6, -, 5, -

Spotted Sandpiper..............................................4, -, 4, 6

Ruddy Turnstone................................................7, -, 6, -

Wilson’s Phalarope............................................5, -, 5, -

Northern Phalarope............................................-, -, 7, -

Red Phalarope....................................................-, -, 8, -

American Woodcock*........................................6, -, 6, 5

Dowitcher sp......................................................7, -, 4, -

Red Knot............................................................-, -, 7, -

Sanderling..........................................................7, -, 5, -

Calidris sp.........................................................3, -, 2, 4

Pectoral Sandpiper.............................................2, -, 1, -

Dunlin.................................................................-, -, 5, -

Stilt Sandpiper....................................................6, -, 4, -

Buff-breasted Sandpiper.....................................6, -, 4, -

Ruff....................................................................-, -, 8, -

Haematopodidae

American Oystercatcher.....................................-, -, 8, -

Stercorariidae

Long-tailed Jaeger..............................................-, -, 8, -

Laridae

Ring-billed Gull.................................................3, -, 3, 3

Herring Gull.......................................................5, -, 6, 5

Laughing Gull....................................................-, 7, -, -

Franklin’s Gull...................................................5, -, 6, -

Bonaparte’s Gull................................................4, -, 4, 4

Black Tern..........................................................3, -, 3, -

Caspian Tern......................................................6, 7, 5, 7

Common Tern....................................................-, -, 6, -

Forster’s Tern....................................................3, 6, 2, 4

Least Tern..........................................................6, -, 5, -


 

Columbidae

Rock Dove*........................................................4, 4, 4, 4

Mourning Dove*................................................3, 3, 2, 3

Ground Dove*....................................................7, 7, 7, 7

Inca Dove*.........................................................7, 7, 7, 7

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Cuculidae

Yellow-billed Cuckoo*......................................3, 3, 4, -

Black-billed Cuckoo...........................................5, -, 8, -

Roadrunner*.......................................................5, 5, 5, 5

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Tytonidae

Barn Owl*..........................................................7, -, -, 7

Strigidae

Screech Owl*.....................................................3, 3, 3, 3

Great-horned Owl*............................................5, 5, 5, 5

Barred Owl*.......................................................4, 4, 4, 4

Short-eared Owl.................................................-, -, -, 8

 


 

Caprimulgidae

Chuck-will’s-widow*........................................3, 3, 5, -

Whip-poor-will..................................................5, -, -, -

Common Nighthawk*........................................4, 6, 5, 8

 


 

Apodidae

Chimney Swift*.................................................1, 2, 1, -

Trochilidae

Ruby-throated Hummingbird*...........................3, 4, 3, 8

Black-chinned Hummingbird.............................8, -, -, -

Rufous Hummingbird........................................-, -, 7, 8

 


 

Alcedinidae

Belted Kingfisher*..............................................4, 5, 4, 5

 


 

Picicdae

Common Flicker*..............................................4, 5, 3, 3

Pileated Woodpecker*........................................4, 4, 4, 4

Red-bellied Woodpecker*..................................3, 3, 3, 3

Red-headed Woodpecker*..................................4, 4, 4, 4

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker*................................3, -, 3, 3

Hairy Woodpecker*...........................................5, 5, 5, 5

Downy Woodpecker*.........................................4, 4, 4, 4

Red-cockaded Woodpecker*..............................6, 6, 6, 6

 


 

Tyrannidae

Eastern Kingbird*..............................................3, 4, 3, -

Western Kingbird...............................................-, -, 8, -

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher*..................................3, 4, 3, 8

Great Crested Flycatcher*..................................4, 4, 5, -

Eastern Phoebe*.................................................5, 6, 4, 4

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher..................................5, -, 7, -

Acadian Flycatcher*...........................................3, 3, 4, -

Willow Flycatcher..............................................5, 8, -, -

Alder Flycatcher.................................................5, -, -, -

Least Flycatcher.................................................4. -, 4, -

Eastern Wood Pewee*........................................4, 4, 4, -

Olive-sided Flycatcher.......................................6, -, 6, -

Vermillion Flycatcher........................................-, -, 6, 7

Alaudidae

Horned Lark.......................................................7, -, 7, 7

Hirundinidae

Tree Swallow.....................................................4, -, 4, -

Bank Swallow....................................................4, -, 4, -

Northern Rough-winged Swallow*....................3, 5, 3, -

Barn Swallow*...................................................1, 3, 1, -

Cliff Swallow.....................................................4, -, 4, -

Purple Martin*...................................................2, 3, 2, -

Corvidae

Blue Jay*............................................................2, 3, 2, 2

American Crow*................................................2, 2, 2, 2

Paridae

Carolina Chickadee*..........................................2, 2, 2, 2

Tufted Titmouse*...............................................2, 2, 2, 2

Sittidae

White-breasted Nuthatch*..................................6, 6, 6, 6

Red-breasted Nuthatch.......................................6, -, 5, 6

Brown-headed Nuthatch*...................................5, 5, 5, 5

Certhiidae

Brown Creeper...................................................5, -, 4, 4

Troglodytidae

House Wren........................................................4, -, 4, 5

Winter Wren.......................................................6, -, 5, 5

Bewick’s Wren...................................................7, -, 6, 6

Carolina Wren*..................................................2, 2, 2, 2

Sedge Wren........................................................5, -, 5, 6

Mimidae

Northern Mockingbird*.....................................2, 2, 2, 2

Gray Catbird*.....................................................2, 5, 3, 7

Brown Thrasher*................................................2, 5, 2, 3

Turdidae

American Robin*...............................................2, 4, 2, 1

Wood Thrush*....................................................4, 4, 5, -

Hermit Thrush....................................................4, -, 4, 4

Swainson’s Thrush.............................................4, -, 8, -

Gray-cheeked Thrush.........................................5, -, -, -

Veery..................................................................5, -, -, -

Eastern Bluebird*...............................................3, 4, 3, 3

Mountain Bluebird.............................................-, -, -, 8

Sylviidae

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*......................................2, 3, 2, 6

Golden-crowned Kinglet....................................5, -, 4, 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet.......................................2, -, 2, 2

Motacillidae

American Pipit...................................................4, -, 3, 4

Sprague’s Pipit...................................................5, -, 5, 6

Bombycillidae

Cedar Waxwing..................................................2, -, 4, 2

Laniidae

Loggerhead Shrike*...........................................4, 4, 4, 3

Sturnidae

European Starling*.............................................3, 3, 3, 2

Vireonidae

White-eyed Vireo*.............................................2, 2, 3, 6

Bell’s Vireo*......................................................6, 6, 7, -

Yellow-throated Vireo*.....................................4, 4, 5, -

Solitary Vireo.....................................................5, -, 5, 5

Red-eyed Vireo*................................................3, 3, 4, -

Philadelphia Vireo..............................................4, -, 6, -

Warbling Vireo...................................................5, -, 5, -

Parulidae

Black-and-white Warbler*.................................4, 4, 5, 8

Prothonotary Warbler*.......................................4, 4, 5, -

Swainson’s Warbler*.........................................5, 5, 6, -

Worm-eating Warbler*......................................5, 6, 6, -

Golden-winged Warbler.....................................5, -, 7, -

Blue-winged Warbler.........................................6, -, 6, -

Tennessee Warbler.............................................2, -, 5, -

Orange-crowned Warbler...................................4, -, 4, 5

Nashville Warbler..............................................3, -, 3, -

Northern Parula*................................................3, 3, 4, -

Yellow Warbler..................................................4, -, 4, -

Magnolia Warbler..............................................3, -, 5, -

Black-throated Blue Warbler.............................-, -, 8, -

Yellow-rumped Warbler....................................2, -, 3, 2

Black-throated Green Warbler...........................4, -, 5, -

Cerulean Warbler...............................................6, -, -, -

Blackburnian Warbler........................................5, -, 6, -

Yellow-thoated Warbler*...................................4, 4, 5, 8

Chestnut-sided Warbler......................................3, -, 6, -

Bay-breasted Warbler.........................................5, -, -, -

Blackpoll Warber...............................................7, -, -, -

Pine Warbler*.....................................................3, 3, 3, 3

Prairie Warbler*.................................................5, 5, -, -

Palm Warbler.....................................................-, -, 7, 8

Ovenbird.............................................................5, -, 7, -

Northern Waterthrush.........................................4, -, 5, -

Louisiana Waterthrush*.....................................5, 5, 6, -

Kentucky Warbler*............................................4, 4, 5, -

Mourning Warbler..............................................5, -, 5, -

Common Yellowthroat*.....................................2, 4, 3, 7

Yellow-breasted Chat*.......................................3, 4, 5, -

Hooded Warbler*...............................................4, 4, 5, -

Wilson’s Warbler...............................................5, -, 4, -

Canada Warbler..................................................5, -, 5, -

American Redstart*............................................4, 5, 5, -

Icteridae

Bobolink.............................................................5, -, 6, -

Eastern Meadowlark*.........................................2, 2, 2, 2

Western Meadowlark.........................................6, -, 7, 6

Yellow-headed Blackbird...................................7, -, -, 8

Red-winged Blackbird*.....................................1, 2, 1, 1

Orchard Oriole*.................................................3, 4, 5, -

Northern Oriole*................................................3, 6, 4, 7

Rusty Blackbird..................................................5, -, 5, 4

Brewer’s Blackbird............................................6, -, 6, 5

Common Grackle*.............................................2, 3, 2, 1

Brown-headed Cowbird*...................................2, 2, 2, 1

Thraupidae

Scarlet Tanager...................................................5, -, -, -

Summer Tanager*..............................................3, 3, 4, 7

Cardinalinae

Northern Cardinal*.............................................1, 1, 1, 1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.....................................4, -, 5, -

Black-headed Grosbeak.....................................-, -, 8, -

Blue Grosbeak*..................................................4, 4, 4, -

Indigo Bunting*.................................................2, 3, 2, -

Painted Bunting*................................................4, 4, 5, -

Dickcissel*.........................................................3, 4, 5, 8

Emberizinae

Green-tailed Towhee..........................................-, -, 8, -

Rufous-sided Towhee.........................................5, -, 4, 4

Lark Bunting......................................................8, -, -, -

Savannah Sparrow..............................................2, -, 2, 2

Grasshopper Sparrow*.......................................6, 7, 6, 7

Henslow’s Sparrow............................................-, -, 7, 6

Le Conte’s Sparrow............................................5, -, 4, 4

Sharp-tailed Sparrow..........................................7, -, 6, -

Vesper Sparrow..................................................5, -, 5, 4

Lark Sparrow*....................................................4, 4, 5, 5

Bachman’s Sparrow*.........................................5, 5, 6, 6

Cassin’s Sparrow................................................8, -, -, -

Dark-eyed Junco.................................................4, -, 4, 2

Chipping Sparrow*............................................3, 4, 3, 2

Clay-colored Sparrow........................................7, -, 8, -

Field Sparrow*...................................................4, 4, 4, 3

Harris’ Sparrow..................................................6, -, 6, 6

White-crowned Sparrow....................................5, -, 5, 5

White-throated Sparrow.....................................1, -, 1, 1

Fox Sparrow.......................................................6, -, 5, 4

Lincoln’s Sparrow..............................................3, -, 3, 5

Swamp Sparrow.................................................3, -, 3, 3

Song Sparrow.....................................................4, -, 3, 3

Lapland Longspur..............................................-, -, 6, 6

Smith’s Longspur...............................................-, -, -, 8

Chestnut-collared Longspur...............................7, -, -, -

Carduelinae

Evening Grosbeak..............................................6, -, 6, 6

Purple Finch.......................................................4, -, 4, 4

Pine Siskin..........................................................4, -, 5, 5

American Goldfinch*.........................................3, 6, 4, 3

Ploceidae

House Sparrow*.................................................3, 3, 3, 3