Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide

Paperback | July 1, 2007

byMark W. Lockwood

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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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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 ...

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 co...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:419 pages, 7.44 × 4.88 × 1.11 inPublished:July 1, 2007Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292713495

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionSpecies Accounts Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Snow Goose Cackling Goose and Canada Goose Wood Duck American Wigeon Mallard Blue-winged Teal Northern Shoveler Green-winged Teal Canvasback Redhead Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Masked Duck Greater Prairie-Chicken Lesser Prairie-Chicken Wild Turkey Scaled Quail Gambel's Quail Northern Bobwhite Montezuma Quail Common Loon Least Grebe Pied-billed Grebe American White Pelican Brown Pelican Double-crested Cormorant Anhinga American Bittern Least Bittern Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Reddish Egret Cattle Egret Green Heron Black-crowned Night-Heron White-faced Ibis Roseate Spoonbill Black Vulture Turkey Vulture Osprey Mississippi Kite Bald Eagle Northern Harrier Cooper's Hawk Harris's Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk Swainson's Hawk White-tailed Hawk Zone-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Crested Caracara American Kestrel Aplomado Falcon King Rail American Coot Sandhill Crane Whooping Crane Killdeer American Avocet Long-billed Curlew Sanderling Least Sandpiper Long-billed Dowitcher Laughing Gull Ring-billed Gull Royal Tern Forster's Tern Black Skimmer White-winged Dove Mourning Dove Inca Dove Common Ground-Dove Green Parakeet Yellow-billed Cuckoo Greater Roadrunner Barn Owl Western Screech-Owl and Eastern Screech-Owl Great Horned Owl Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Burrowing Owl Barred Owl Lesser Nighthawk Common Nighthawk Common Poorwill Whip-poor-will Chimney Swift Buff-bellied Hummingbird Lucifer Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Black-chinned Hummingbird Belted Kingfisher Green Kingfisher Golden-fronted Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Ladder-backed Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Red-cockaded Woodpecker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker Vermilion Flycatcher Great Kiskadee Western Kingbird Eastern Kingbird Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Loggerhead Shrike White-eyed Vireo Black-capped Vireo Blue-headed Vireo Blue Jay Green Jay Western Scrub-Jay Mexican Jay American Crow Common Raven Purple Martin Cave Swallow Barn Swallow Carolina Chickadee Tufted Titmouse and Black-crested Titmouse Bushtit Cactus Wren Carolina Wren Bewick's Wren Marsh Wren Ruby-crowned Kinglet Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Eastern Bluebird Hermit Thrush Wood Thrush Clay-colored Robin American Robin Gray Catbird Northern Mockingbird Brown Thrasher Curve-billed Thrasher Cedar Waxwing Phainopepla Orange-crowned Warbler Nashville Warbler Colima Warbler Tropical Parula Yellow Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Golden-cheeked Warbler Black-and-white Warbler Common Yellowthroat Wilson's Warbler Summer Tanager Scarlet Tanager Spotted Towhee Chipping Sparrow Lark Sparrow Black-throated Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Harris's Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Northern Cardinal Pyrrhuloxia Black-headed Grosbeak Blue Grosbeak Indigo Bunting Varied Bunting Painted Bunting Red-winged Blackbird Eastern Meadowlark and Western Meadowlark Yellow-headed Blackbird Boat-tailed Grackle Great-tailed Grackle Bronzed Cowbird Brown-headed Cowbird Bullock's Oriole Altamira Oriole Baltimore Oriole House Finch Lesser Goldfinch American GoldfinchAppendix: The Texas Ornithological Society's List of Birds Documented in TexasGlossarySuggested ReferencesIndex