Nearctic-Palearctic/Pantropical Migrants


Select a bird below to view the routes:

  1. Breeding Waterbird: Arctic/Alaska; Wintering: Tropical Pacific Islands
  2. Breeding Landbird: Arctic/Alaska; Wintering: Eastern Hemisphere and/or Alaska Away from Breeding Sitesr
  3. Breeding Waterbirds: West Indies; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
  4. Breeding Waterbirds: Southern Hemisphere; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
  5. Breeding Waterbirds: Eurasia (Eastern Atlantic); Non-breeding: Disperses west and east
  6. Breeding Waterbirds: Pantropical; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
  7. Breeding Waterbirds: Gulf of California; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
  8. Resident species in both Nearctic and Neotropical Zoogeographic Regions ("resident" includes species with movements within their breeding range)
  9. Resident species or subspecies found primarily within Nearctic Zoogeographic Region
  10. Resident species within southern North Temperate and Neotropical Zoogeographic Region
  11. Resident landbird species centered in Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico
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 Waterbird: Arctic/Alaska; Wintering: Tropical Pacific Islands
    • (Wandering Tattler)
  2. Breeding Landbird: Arctic/Alaska; Wintering: Eastern Hemisphere and/or Alaska Away from Breeding Sites
    • (Northern Wheatear)
  3. Breeding Waterbirds: West Indies; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
    • (Black-capped Petrel)
    • (Audubon's Shearwaer)
  4. Breeding Waterbirds: Southern Hemisphere; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
    • (Greater Shearwater)
    • (Sooty Shearwater)
    • (Wilson's Storn-Petrel
  5. Breeding Waterbirds: Eurasia (Eastern Atlantic); Non-breeding: Disperses west and east
    • (Cory's Shearwater)
    • (Manx Shearwater)
    • (Eurasian Wigeon)
    • (Little Gull)
    • (Black-headed Gull)
    • (Lesser Black-backed Gull)
  6. Breeding Waterbirds: Pantropical; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
    • (Audubon's Shearwater)
    • (Band-rumped Storm-Petrel)
    • (Red-billed Tropicbird)
    • (Masked Booby)
    • (Brown Booby)
    • (Red-footed Booby)
    • (Roseate Tern)
    • (Bridled Tern)
    • (Sooty Tern)
    • (Brown Noddy)
    • (Black Noddy)
  7. Breeding Waterbirds: Gulf of California; Non-breeding: Disperses northward
    • (Heerman's Gull)
    • (Yellow-footed Gull)
    • (Elegant Tern)
  8. Resident species in both Nearctic and Neotropical Zoogeographic Regions ("resident" includes species with movements within their breeding range)

    Land Birds

    Black Vulture

    Black Vulture

    • Black Vulture
    • Wild Turkey
    • Northern Bobwhite
    • Barn Owl
    • Eastern Screech-Owl
    • Western Screech-Owl
    • Great Horned Owl
    • (Northern Pygmy-Owl)
    • (Spotted Owl)
    • Barred Owl
    • Acorn Woodpecker
    • Hairy Woodpecker
    • Western Scrub-Jay
    • Steller's Jay
    • Common Raven
    • Tufted Titmouse
    • Bushtit
    • White-breasted Nuthatch
    • Pygmy Nuthatch
    • Canyon Wren
    • Carolina Wren
    • (American Dipper)
    • Hutton's Vireo
    • Northern Cardinal
    • Great-tailed Grackle

    Water Birds

    • Mottled Duck
    • Clapper Rail
    • American Oystercatcher
  9. Resident species or subspecies found primarily within Nearctic Zoogeographic Region


    Red-bellied Woodpecker

    Red-bellied Woodpecker

    • "Southeastern" American Kestrel
    • "Attwater's" Greater Prairie-Chicken *
    • Lesser Prairie-Chicken
    • Red-bellied Woodpecker
    • Downy Woodpecker
    • Red-cockaded Woodpecker *
    • Pileated Woodpecker
    • (Pinyon Jay)
    • (Clark's Nutcracker)
    • (Black-billed Magpie)
    • (Black-capped Chickadee)
    • Carolina Chickadee
    • Mountain Chickadee
    • Juniper Titmouse
    • Brown-headed Nuthatch
    • Boat-tailed Grackle
  10. Resident species within southern North Temperate and Neotropical Zoogeographic Region

    Land Birds

    Caracara

    Caracara
    photo courtesy of Mark Lockwood

    Green Jay

    Green Jay

    • Hook-billed Kite
    • White-tailed Kite
    • (Snail Kite)
    • "Northern" Sharp-shinned Hawk
    • Harris's Hawk
    • Broad-winged Hawk1
    • (Short-tailed Hawk)
    • White-tailed Hawk
    • Crested Caracara
    • Plain Chachalaca
    • Montezuma Quail
    • Inca Dove
    • Common Ground-Dove
    • White-tipped Dove
    • (Mangrove Cuckoo)
    • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
    • Common Pauraque
    • Ringed Kingfisher
    • Green Kingfisher
    • Golden-fronted Woodpecker
    • Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    • Great Kiskadee
    • Green Jay
    • Brown Jay
    • Mexican Jay
    • Long-billed Thrasher
    • Olive Sparrow
    • White-collared Seedeater
    • (Yellow-eyed Junco)
    • Altamira Oriole
    • Audubon's Oriole

    1 not nesting in tropics

    Water Birds

    • Least Grebe
    • Neotropic Cormorant
  11. Resident landbird species centered in Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico


    Cactus Wren

    Cactus Wren

    • Scaled Quail
    • Gambel's Quail
    • Greater Roadrunner
    • Verdin
    • Cactus Wren
    • Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
    • Curve-billed Thrasher
    • Crissal Thrasher
    • Pyrrhuloxia
    • Canyon Towhee
    • Rufous-crowned Sparrow



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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