San Antonio Botanical Garden

Birding Checklist
Species commonly sighted during their expected season are recorded in bold.  For more detailed frequency data, see footnote below.

SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRDING CHECKLIST
Species commonly sighted during their expected season are recorded in bold.

See footnote for frequency data

DUCKS, GEESE & GREBES
Black-bellied Whistling Duck Y4
Greater White–fronted Goose M1
Snow Goose M0
Muscovy Duck Y2
Wood Duck Y3
Gadwall W3
American Wigeon W2
Mallard Y5
Blue-winged Teal W2
Northern Shoveler W2
Green-winged Teal W0
Redhead W1
Ring-neck Duck W1
Hooded Merganser W1
Lesser Scaup W1
Hooded Merganser W1
Least Grebe W2
Pied-billed Grebe W2

CORMORANTS & PELICANS
Neotropic Cormorant W2
Double-crested Cormorant W3

BITTERNS, HERONS & ALLIES 
American Bittern M1
Great Blue Heron Y3
Great Egret Y4
Snowy Egret S3
Little Blue Heron S4
Cattle Egret S4
Green Heron S4N
Black-crowned Night-Heron S0
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Y4 

IBISES & SPOONBILLS
White-faced Ibis Y2

NEW WORLD VULTURES
Black Vulture Y5
Turkey Vulture Y4

HAWKS& KITES
Mississippi Kite M2
Sharp-shinned Hawk W2
Cooper's Hawk W3
Red-shouldered Hawk Y4
Swainson's Hawk S4
Zone-tailed Hawk W0
Red-tailed Hawk Y3

CARACARAS & FALCONS
Crested Caracara Y2
American Kestrel W2
Merlin WI

CHICKADEES & TITMICE 
Carolina Chickadee Y3
Black-crested Titmouse Y4

VERDIN
Verdin M2

NUTHATCHES & CREEPERS
Red-breasted Nuthatch M1
Brown creeper W2

WRENS
Cactus Wren M1
Canyon Wren W0
Carolina Wren Y4N
Bewick's Wren Y3
House Wren W3
Winter Wren WC
Marsh Wren W0

GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher W4 

KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet W2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet W5

THRUSHES
Eastern Bluebird Y1
Veery M2
Gray-cheeked Thrush M2
Swainson's Thrush M3
Hermit Thrush W4
Wood Thrush M1
American Robin Y5

MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS
Gray Catbird M3
Northern Mockingbird Y5
Sage Thrasher M0
Brown Thrasher M2
Long-billed Thrasher Y5
Curve-billed Thrasher Y2

STARLINGS 
European Starling Y5

WAXWINGS
Cedar Waxwing W3

RAILS & COOTS
Sora W1
Common Gallinule WI
American Coot W4 

CRANES
Sandhill Crane MI

SHOREBIRDS   
Killdeer Y3
American Woodcock W1

GULLS & TERNS
Franklin's Gull M2

PIGEONS & DOVES 
Rock Pigeon Y4
Eurasian Collared Dove S0
White-winged Dove Y5
Mourning Dove Y4
Inca Dove Y5
Common Ground-Dove Y1

CUCKOOS & ROADRUNNERS
Yellow-billed Cuckoo S3
Black-billed Cuckoo M2
Greater Roadrunner Y0

OWLS
Eastern Screech-Owl Y1
Great-Horned Owl Y2
Barred Owl Y2
Long-eared Owl W0

GOATSUCKERS/NIGHTJARS
Lesser Nighthawk S4
Common Nighthawk S4
Chuck-will’s-widow S1
Eastern Whip-poor-will S0

SWIFTS
Chimney Swift S4

HUMMINGBIRDS 
Buff-bellied Hummingbird W0
Ruby-throated Hummingbird M4
Black-chinned Hummingbird S5
Anna’s Hummingbird W1
Calliope Hummingbird S0
Broad-tailed Hummingbird W0
Rufous Hummingbird W2
Allen's Hummingbird W1

KINGFISHERS & ALLIES  
Ringed Kingfisher W1
Belted Kingfisher Y3

WOOD-WARBLERS
Ovenbird M3
Worm-eating Warbler M1
Northern Waterthrush M2
Louisiana Waterthrush M1
Golden-winged Warbler M0
Blue-winged Warbler M0
Black-and-white Warbler M4
Prothonotary Warbler M1
Tennessee Warbler M2
Orange-crowned Warbler W4
Nashville Warbler M4
MacGillivray's Warbler M2
Mourning Warbler M3
Kentucky Warbler M1
Common Yellowthroat M4
Hooded Warbler M2
American Redstart M3
Cape May Warbler M0
Northern Parula M2
Magnolia Warbler M3
Bay-breasted Warbler M2
Blackburnian Warbler M3
Yellow Warbler M4
Chestnut-sided Warbler M3
Pine Warbler M3
Yellow-rumped Warbler W4
Yellow-throated Warbler M1
Black-throated Gray Warbler M0
Black-throated Green Warbler M3
Prairie Warbler M0
Canada Warbler M2
Wilson's Warbler M4
Yellow-breasted Chat M3

SPARROWS
Olive Sparrow W1
Spotted Towhee W3
Eastern Towhee M1
Chipping Sparrow W4
Clay-colored Sparrow M3
Field Sparrow  M3
Vesper Sparrow M1
Lark Sparrow M1
Savannah Sparrow W1
Grasshopper Sparrow M1
Song Sparrow W2
Lincoln's Sparrow W4
White-throated Sparrow W4
Harris’s Sparrow M1
White-crowned Sparrow W3
Dark-eyed Junco W1

 

WOODPECKERS & ALLIES
Golden-fronted Woodpecker Y5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker W2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Y3
Downy Woodpecker Y4
Northern Flicker W3

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Olive-sided Flycatcher M2
Eastern Wood-Pewee M3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher M3
Acadian Flycatcher M1
Alder Flycatcher M1
Least Flycatcher M3
Hammond's Flycatcher M1
Eastern Phoebe W4
Vermilion Flycatcher W0
Ash-throated Flycatcher S3
Great Crested Flycatcher S3
Brown-crested Flycatcher S3
Great Kiskadee 0
Couch's Kingbird Y3
Western Kingbird S3
Eastern Kingbird M1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher S2

SHRIKES and VIREOS
Loggerhead Shrike Y3
White-eyed Vireo Y4
Bell's Vireo S3
Black-capped Vireo M0
Yellow-throated Vireo M1
Plumbeous Vireo M1
Cassin’s Vireo M1
Blue-headed Vireo W4
Hutton’s Vireo M1
Warbling Vireo M1
Philadelphia Vireo N2
Red-eyed Vireo M2

JAYS & CROWS
Blue Jay Y5
Western Scrub-Jay Y0
American Crow Y0
Common Raven Y0

SWALLOWS
Purple Martin S5
Tree Swallow S0
Northern Rough-winged Swallow M1
Bank Swallow M1
Barn Swallow S5
Cliff Swallow S2
Cave Swallow S3

CARDINALS, TANAGERS & ALLIES
Summer Tanager Y3
Northern Cardinal Y5
Pyrrhuloxia Y0
Rose-breasted Grosbeak M2
Black-headed Grosbeak M1
Blue Grosbeak M2
Indigo Bunting S3
Painted Bunting S3
Dickcissel S0

BLACKBIRDS 
Red-winged Blackbird W3
Yellow-headed Blackbird M0
Rusty Blackbird  M1
Brewer’s Blackbird M0
Common Grackle M2
Great-tailed Grackle Y5
Bronzed Cowbird S2
Brown-headed Cowbird S2
Orchard Oriole M3
Bullock’s Oriole M3
Baltimore Oriole M3
Scott’s Oriole M1

FINCHES
Purple Finch M0
House Finch Y5
Pine Siskin M0
Lesser Goldfinch Y4
American Goldfinch Y4

OLD WORLD SPARROW
House Sparrow Y5

Expected season: (Y) Year-round local resident (S) Summer (W) Winter (M) Migrant

Expected frequency at SABG: (5) Abundant (4) Common (3) Fairly common (2) Uncommon (1) Rare (0) Accidental

Compiled by Brad Wier and Greg Lisciandro and updated by Barbara Kyse with information from the eBird database which is sponsored by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A seasonal field checklist for the Birds of Bexar County Texas may be found on the San Antonio Audubon’s website (saaudubon.org). If you see a species not on this list, please post on the bird log at the entrance or submit your observations on eBird (http://ebird.org).

December 2013

by Candace Andrews Great Plants for Birds

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