Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide (Google eBook)

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University of Texas Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Nature
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Finding all the birds in Texas can be a lifetime pursuit. Basic Texas Birds, an easy-to-use field guide, will help you identify over 180 species of birds that are found across the state, including a selection of the rarer "Texas specialties" that draw birders to Texas from around the world. These are the birds that form the basis of a birder's life list for Texas.

Basic Texas Birds is organized by bird families to aid in identifying any bird you see in the wild. It is loaded with resources, including:

  • 200 full-color, close-up photos of the birds
  • State-of-the-art range maps—the most accurate of any currently available—that show each species' distribution within the state
  • Up-to-date species accounts that provide a wealth of current and historical information, including each bird's appearance, habitat, status, and distribution, and that also identify similar species
  • A glossary of terms used in bird identification
  • A list of selected readings for learning more about birds found in Texas
  • The Texas Ornithological Society's list of birds documented in Texas

Much more convenient for identifying common birds than a comprehensive state or national field guide, Basic Texas Birds is a must-have resource for both beginning and experienced birders.

  

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Contents

BELTED KINGFISHER
198
GREEN KINGFISHER
200
GOLDENFRONTED WOODPECKER
202
YELLOWBELLIED SAPSUCKER
204
LADDERBACKED WOODPECKER
206
DOWNY WOODPECKER
208
RED COCKADED WOODPECKER
210
NORTHERN FLICKER
212

GREENWINGED TEAL
30
CANVASBACK
32
REDHEAD
34
RINGNECKED DUCK
36
LESSER SCAUP
38
MASKED DUCK
40
GREATER PRAIRIECHICKEN
42
LESSER PRAIRIECHICKEN
44
WILD TURKEY
46
SCALED QUAIL
48
GAMBELS QUAIL
50
NORTHERN BOBWHITE
52
MONTEZUMA QUAIL
54
COMMON LOON
56
LEAST GREBE
58
PIEDBILLED GREBE
60
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
62
BROWN PELICAN
64
DOUBLECRESTED CORMORANT
66
ANHINGA
68
AMERICAN BITTERN
70
LEAST BITTERN
72
GREAT BLUE HERON
74
GREAT EGRET
76
SNOWY EGRET
78
LITTLE BLUE HERON
80
REDDISH EGRET
82
CATTLE EGRET
84
GREEN HERON
86
BLACKCROWNED NIGHTHERON
88
WHITEFACED IBIS
90
ROSEATE SPOONBILL
92
BLACK VULTURE
94
TURKEY VULTURE
96
OSPREY
98
MISSISSIPPI KITE
100
BALD EAGLE
102
NORTHERN HARRIER
104
COOPERS HAWK
106
HARRISS HAWK
108
REDSHOULDERED HAWK
110
SWAINSONS HAWK
112
WHITETAILED HAWK
114
ZONETAILED HAWK
116
REDTAILED HAWK
118
CRESTED CARACARA
120
AMERICAN KESTREL
122
APLOMADO FALCON
124
KING RAIL
126
AMERICAN COOT
128
SANDHILL CRANE
130
WHOOPING CRANE
132
KILLDEER
134
AMERICAN AVOCET
136
LONGBILLED CURLEW
138
SANDERLING
140
LEAST SANDPIPER
142
LONGBILLED DOWITCHER
144
LAUGHING GULL
146
RINGBILLED GULL
148
ROYAL TERN
150
FORSTERS TERN
152
BLACK SKIMMER
154
WHITEWINGED DOVE
156
MOURNING DOVE
158
INCA DOVE
160
COMMON GROUNDDOVE
162
GREEN PARAKEET
164
YELLOWBILLED CUCKOO
166
GREATER ROADRUNNER
168
BARN OWL
170
WESTERN SCREECHOWL AND EASTERN SCREECHOWL
172
GREAT HORNED OWL
174
FERRUGINOUS PYGMYOWL
176
BURROWING OWL
178
BARRED OWL
180
LESSER NIGHTHAWK
182
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
184
COMMON POORWILL
186
WHIPPOORWILL
188
CHIMNEY SWIFT
190
BUFFBELLIED HUMMINGBIRD
192
LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD
194
RUBYTHROATED HUMMINGBIRD AND BLACKCHINNED HUMMINGBIRD
196
PILEATED WOODPECKER
214
VERMILION FLYCATCHER
216
GREAT KISKADEE
218
WESTERN KINGBIRD
220
EASTERN KINGBIRD
222
SCISSORTAILED FLYCATCHER
224
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
226
WHITEEYED VIREO
228
BLACKCAPPED VIREO
230
BLUEHEADED VIREO
232
BLUE JAY
234
GREEN JAY
236
WESTERN SCRUBJAY
238
MEXICAN JAY
240
AMERICAN CROW
242
COMMON RAVEN
244
PURPLE MARTIN
246
CAVE SWALLOW
248
BARN SWALLOW
250
CAROLINA CHICKADEE
252
TUFTED TITMOUSE AND BLACKCRESTED TITMOUSE
254
BUSHTIT
256
CACTUS WREN
258
CAROLINA WREN
260
BEWICKS WREN
262
MARSH WREN
264
RUBYCROWNED KINGLET
266
BLUEGRAY GNATCATCHER
268
EASTERN BLUEBIRD
270
HERMIT THRUSH
272
WOOD THRUSH
274
CLAYCOLORED ROBIN
276
AMERICAN ROBIN
278
GRAY CATBIRD
280
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
282
BROWN THRASHER
284
CURVEBILLED THRASHER
286
CEDAR WAXWING
288
PHAINOPEPLA
290
ORANGECROWNED WARBLER
292
NASHVILLE WARBLER
294
COLIMA WARBLER
296
TROPICAL PARULA
298
YELLOW WARBLER
300
YELLOWRUMPED WARBLER
302
GOLDENCHEEKED WARBLER
304
BLACKANDWHITE WARBLER
306
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT
308
WILSONS WARBLER
310
SUMMER TANAGER
312
SCARLET TANAGER
314
SPOTTED TOWHEE
316
CHIPPING SPARROW
318
LARK SPARROW
320
BLACKTHROATED SPARROW
322
SAVANNAH SPARROW
324
HARRISS SPARROW
326
WHITECROWNED SPARROW
328
DARKEYED JUNCO
330
NORTHERN CARDINAL
332
PYRRHULOXIA
334
BLACKHEADED GROSBEAK
336
BLUE GROSBEAK
338
INDIGO BUNTING
340
VARIED BUNTING
342
PAINTED BUNTING
344
REDWINGED BLACKBIRD
346
EASTERN MEADOWLARK AND WESTERN MEADOWLARK
348
YELLOWHEADED BLACKBIRD
350
BOATTAILED GRACKLE
352
GREATTAILED GRACKLE
354
BRONZED COWBIRD
356
BROWNHEADED COWBIRD
358
BULLOCKS ORIOLE
360
ALTAMIRA ORIOLE
362
BALTIMORE ORIOLE
364
HOUSE FINCH
366
LESSER GOLDFINCH
368
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
370
APPENDIX
373
GLOSSARY
389
SUGGESTED REFERENCES
391
INDEX
394
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About the author (2010)

MARK LOCKWOOD, of Alpine, Texas, is a conservation biologist in the State Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. One of the state’s leading ornithologists, he is also the secretary of the Texas Birds Records Committee of the Texas Ornithological Society and a member of the American Birding Association’s checklist committee.

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