Texas and Rio Grande Valley

Great Blue Heron Chickadee


095 Golden-cheeked Warbler

Endangered and endemic to central Texas. Their specific habitat needs are juniper-oak mixed woods.

Painted Bunting

100 Painted Bunting

Most likely to nest in the Carolina coastal region and Southern Midwestern states, ie parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and adjacent states.

Green Jay

116B Green Jay

Most of the Green Jays range is in Mexico but they are a common sight in the Rio Grande Valley area of the southern tip of Texas.

Altamira Oriole

117C Altamira Oriole

A brightly colored oriole that lives primarily south of the United States but their range reaches into south Texas where they are a common sight.

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Buff-bellied hummingbird

128C Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

Most of their breeding range is in Mexico but their range extends into the Rio Grande Valley and southern Texas. They are know to move north along the Texas Gulf Coast regularly.

Roseate spoonbill

136 Roseate Spoonbill

They range throughout South Florida and along the Texas Gulf Coast into Louisiana.

Brown Pelican (Eastern)

140 Brown Pelican

These Pelicans live along the shores and waterways of the Atlantic from Maryland south and around the Gulf Coast as well as the southern coastline of California. The need open water where they can dive for fish.

White Pelican

140W White Pelican

Summers and breeds on interior lakes of the north west and winters on lakes further south and along western and gulf coasts.

Whooping crane

165 Whooping Crane

This species was once reduced to 15 individuals. Today they are still rare and endangered but the population has increased to 600 birds that migrate from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. The increasing population is a great conservation success story but there have also been failed attempts to reestablish populations wintering in Florida and New Mexico.

Aplomado Falcon

171C Aplomado Falcon

This bird once inhabited a larger range including scrub and prairie habitat of the southern midwest. With eforts to reintroduce the population to the US one may now see breeding individuals at Laguna Atascosa NWR in Southern Texas.


172 Crested Caracara

Mostly a tropical falcon with vulture like habits. Their range extends Mexico into southern Florida and South Central Texas.


187 Roadrunner

An iconic denizen of the Southwest, particularly Arizona and New Mexico. Their range extends east to the Texas Gulf Coast. They like open dry country.

Vermilion Flycatcher

221 Vermillion Flycatcher

A summer to year round resident from Souther Texas to Southern California.

Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

222 Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

A common summer resident of the South Mid-west prairies and fields. These birds are beautiful to watch as they float on breezes maneuvering with their log forked tails.

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