Birds seen or heard on or Venture to
Rio Grande Valley, TX
October 29 – November 6, 2013



Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Reddish Egret
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Least Bittern
Wood Stork
White Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Muscovy Duck (feral)
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Mottled Duck
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Surf Scoter
Ruddy Duck
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Harris' Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Gray Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Aplomado Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Plain Chachalaca
Northern Bobwhite
Sandhill Crane
Whooping Crane
Clapper Rail

Common Moorhen
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Snowy Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Curlew
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Ring-billed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
American Herring Gull
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
White-winged Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Inca Dove
White-tipped Dove
Red-crowned Parrot
Green Parakeet
Groove-billed Ani
Greater Roadrunner
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Tropical Kingbird
Couch's Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Barn Swallow
Cave Swallow
American Pipit
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Long-billed Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Hermit Thrush
Clay-colored Robin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Black-crested Titmouse
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
Green Jay
Chihuahuan Raven
European Starling
House Sparrow
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Tropical Parula
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Painted Redstart
Olive Sparrow
Cassin's Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Altamira Oriole




Giant Swallowtail
Pipevine Swallowtail
Great Southern White
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Sleepy Orange
Tailed Orange
Large Orange Sulphur
Lyside Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur
Boisduval's Yellow
Little Yellow
Gulf Fritillary
Mexican Fritillary
Variegated Fritillary
Ruddy Daggerwing
Tropical Leafwing
Red Admiral
White Peacock
American Snout


Bordered Patch
Phaon Crescent
Texas Crescent
Tiny Checkerspot
Ceraunus Blue
Cassius Blue
Western Pygmy Blue
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Fatal Metalmark
Rounded Metalmark
Red-bordered Metalmark
Mimosa Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Southern Skipperling
Fiery Skipper
Southern Broken-Dash
Laviana White-Skipper
Brown Longtail
Long-tailed Skipper
Teleus Longtail
Sickle-winged Skipper
Mazans Scallopwing


Other critters

Common Green Darner
Red Saddlebags
Black Saddlebags
Roseate Skimmer
And many others!


Fox Squirrel
Desert Cottontail
Eastern Cottontail
White-tailed Deer
Inshore Bottle-nosed Dolphin
Texas Gopher Tortoise
American Alligator
Turtle sp