Nearctic-Neotropical Migrants


  1. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Middle America
  2. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Middle America and West Indies
  3. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Middle America and South America
  4. Breeding: Temperate and/or Tropical; Wintering: South Florida and/or West Indies
  5. Breeding: Temperate and /or Tropical; Wintering: South America
  6. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Middle and South America and West Indies
  7. Breeding Landbirds: Southwest U.S. and Mexico; Wintering: Further south into Middle America
Legend
* = endangered species/subspecies
(species)=species in parentheses are considered either very rare and local in Texas or as a vagrant in Texas
  1. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Middle America

    Land Birds

    • Band-tailed Pigeon
    • Flammulated Owl
    • Lesser Nighthawk
    • Whip-poor-will
    • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    • Black-chinned Hummingbird
    • Calliope Hummingbird
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird
    • Rufous Hummingbird
    • (Allen's Hummingbird)
    • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
    • Willow Flycatcher
    • Least Flycatcher
    • Hammond's Flycatcher
    • Dusky Flycatcher
    • Cordilleran Flycatcher
    • Ash-throated Flycatcher
    • Cassin's Kingbird
    • Western Kingbird
    • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    • Violet-green Swallow
    • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    • Cave Swallow
    • House Wren
    • Wood Thrush
    • Bell's Vireo Black-capped Vireo *
    • Blue-headed Vireo
    • Cassin's Vireo
    • Plumbeous Vireo
    • Warbling Vireo
    • Blue-winged Warbler
    • Orange-crowned Warbler
    • Nashville Warbler
    • Virginia's Warbler
    • Colima Warbler
    • Lucy's Warbler
    • Chestnut-sided Warbler
    • Black-throated Gray Warbler
    • Townsend's Warbler
    • Hermit Warbler
    • Golden-cheeked Warbler *
    • Kentucky Warbler
    • MacGillivray"s Warbler
    • Wilson's Warbler
    • (Red-faced Warbler)
    • Yellow-breasted Chat
    • Western Tanager
    • Black-headed Grosbeak
    • Blue Grosbeak
    • Lazuli Bunting
    • "Texas" Painted Bunting
    • Chipping Sparrow
    • Lincoln's Sparrow
    • Hooded Oriole
    • Bullock's Oriole
    • Scott's Oriole

    Water Birds

    • Anhinga
    • White-faced Ibis
    • Wood Stork
    • Blue-winged Teal
    • Cinnamon Teal
    • Common Moorhen
  2. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Middle America and West Indies

    Land Birds

    Black-throated Green Warbler

    Black-throated Green Warbler
    photo courtesy of Mark Lockwood

    • Cave Swallow
    • Palm Warbler
    • Gray Catbird
    • White-eyed Vireo
    • Northern Parula
    • Magnolia Warbler
    • Indigo Bunting
    • Ovenbird
    • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    • Worm-eating Warbler
    • Swainson's Warbler
    • Hooded Warbler
    • Black-throated Green Warbler
    • "Western" Grasshopper Sparrow
    • Yellow-throated Warbler

    Water Birds

    • Least Bittern
    • White Ibis
    • Green Heron
    • Forster's Tern
  3. Breeding Landbirds: Temperate; Wintering: Middle America and South America


    Philadelphia Vireo

    Philadelphia Vireo
    photo courtesy of Mark Lockwood

    • Broad-winged Hawk
    • Olive-sided Flycatcher
    • Acadian Flycatcher
    • Great Crested Flycatcher
    • Barn Swallow
    • Swainson's Thrush
    • Philadelphia Vireo
    • Golden-winged Warbler
    • Tennessee Warbler
    • Yellow Warbler
    • Bay-breasted Warbler
    • Mourning Warbler
    • Summer Tanager
    • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    • Dickcissel
    • Orchard Oriole
  4. Breeding: Temperate and/or Tropical; Wintering: South Florida and/or West Indies


    Painted Bunting

    Painted Bunting
    photo courtesy of Mark Lockwood

    • (Short-tailed Hawk)
    • (Mangrove Cuckoo)
    • (Gray Kingbird)
    • Cape May Warbler
    • Black-throated Blue Warbler
    • Prairie Warbler
    • "Eastern" Painted Bunting
    • (Shiny Cowbird)
  5. Breeding: Temperate and/or Tropical; Wintering: South America

    Land Birds

    • Swallow-tailed Kite
    • Mississippi Kite
    • Swainson's Hawk
    • Black-billed Cuckoo
    • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    • Common Nighthawk
    • Chimney Swift
    • Western Wood-Pewee
    • Eastern Wood-Pewee
    • Alder Flycatcher
    • (Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher)
    • Eastern Kingbird
    • Purple Martin
    • Bank Swallow
    • Cliff Swallow
    • Veery
    • Gray-cheeked Thrush
    • Red-eyed Vireo (Yellow-green Vireo)
    • (Black-whiskered Vireo)
    • Blackburnian Warbler
    • Blackpoll Warbler
    • Cerulean Warbler
    • (Connecticut Warbler)
    • Canada Warbler
    • Scarlet Tanager
    • Bobolink

    Water Birds

    • American Golden-Plover
    • Solitary Sandpiper
    • Upland Sandpiper
    • Eskimo Curlew *
    • Hudsonian Godwit
    • Red Knot
    • White-rumped Sandpiper
    • Baird's Sandpiper
    • Pectoral Sandpiper
    • Stilt Sandpiper
    • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    • Wilson's Phalarope
    • Red-necked Phalarope
    • (Red Phalarope) Parasitic Jaeger
    • (Long-tailed Jaeger)
    • Franklin's Gull
    • Sabine's Gull
    • (Arctic Tern)
    • "Interior" Least Tern *
    • Black Tern
    • Pomarine Jaeger
  6. Breeding: Temporate; Wintering: Middle and South America and West Indies

    Land Birds

    Black-and-white Warbler

    Black-and-white Warbler
    photo courtesy of Mark Lockwood

    • Osprey
    • Merlin
    • "Arctic" Peregrine Falcon *
    • Chuck-will's-widow
    • Yellow-throated Vireo
    • Black-and-white Warbler
    • American Redstart
    • Prothonotary Warbler
    • Northern Waterthrush
    • Louisiana Waterthrush
    • Common Yellowthroat
    • Baltimore Oriole
    Tricolored Heron

    Tricolored Heron

    Water birds

    • Brown Pelican *
    • Great Egret
    • Snowy Egret
    • Little Blue Heron
    • Tricolored Heron
    • Reddish Egret
    • Cattle Egret
    • Wilson's Plover
    • Semipalmated Plover
    • Greater Yellowlegs
    • Lesser Yellowlegs Spotted Sandpiper
    • Whimbrel
    • Ruddy Turnstone
    • Sanderling
    • Semipalmated Sandpiper
    • Black-crowned Night-Heron
    • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    • Roseate Spoonbill
    • Wood Stork
    • Purple Gallinule
    • Black-bellied Plover
    • Least Sandpiper
    • Short-billed Dowitcher
    • Laughing Gull
    • Gull-billed Tern
    • Caspian Tern
    • Royal Tern
    • Sandwich Tern
    • Common Tern
    • Black Skimmer
    • Western Sandpiper
    • Black-necked Stilt
  7. Breeding Landbirds: Southwest US and Mexico; Wintering: Further South Into Middle America

    Land Birds

    Aplomado Falcon

    Aplomado Falcon
    © TPWD

    • Elf Owl
    • Gray Hawk
    • Zone-tailed Hawk
    • Groove-billed Ani
    • Red-billed Pigeon
    • Aplomado Falcon *
    • White-winged Dove
    • Whip-poor-will
    • (Elegant Trogon)
    • (Common Black-Hawk)
    • (Berylline Hummingbird)
    • Lucifer Hummingbird
    • Buff-bellied Hummingbird
    • (Broad-billed Hummingbird)
    • (Violet-crowned Hummingbird)
    • Magnificent Hummingbird
    • Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet
    • (White-eared Hummingbird)
    • Blue-throated Hummingbird
    White-winged Dove

    White-winged Dove



Contact Information:

For more information, please contact:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Diversity
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas 78744

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