Nearctic-Temperate Migrants


  1. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: southery North Temperate and Northern Neotropics (major shifts between breeding and non-breeding distributions)
  2. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: southern North Temperate and northern Neotropics (minor shift between breeding and non-breeding distributions)
  3. Breeding and wintering: Temperate (can include northern Mexico; major shifts between breeding and non-breeding distributions)
  4. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico (arid temperate)
  5. Breeding and wintering: Temperate (including northern Mexico; minor shift between breeding and non-breeding distributions)
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: southern North Temperate and Northern Neotropics (major shifts between breeding and non-breeding distributions)

    Land Birds

    • Northern Harrier
    • Sharp-shinned Hawk
    • Cooper's Hawk
    • Long-eared Owl
    • Short-eared Owl
    • Belted Kingfisher
    • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    • Red-naped Sapsucker
    • Williamson's Sapsucker
    • Eastern Phoebe
    • Say's Phoebe
    • Tree Swallow
    • Brown Creeper
    • Sedge Wren
    • Marsh Wren
    • Golden-crowned
    • Kinglet
    • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    • Townsend's Solitaire
    • Hermit Thrush
    • American Pipit
    • Cedar Waxwing
    • Yellow-rumped Warbler
    • Vesper Sparrow
    • Savannah Sparrow
    • Swamp Sparrow
    • White-crowned Sparrow
    • Western Meadowlark
    • Brewer's Blackbird
    • Cassin's Finch
    • Pine Siskin
    • (Evening Grosbeak)

    Water Birds

    • Pied-billed Grebe
    • Eared Grebe
    • Western Grebe
    • Clark's Grebe
    • American White Pelican
    • American Bittern
    • Great Blue Heron
    • Green-winged Teal
    • Northern Pintail
    • Northern Shoveler
    • Gadwall
    • American Wigeon
    • Canvasback
    • Redhead
    • Ring-necked Duck
    • Lesser Scaup
    • Bufflehead
    • Ruddy Duck
    • Black Rail
    • Virginia Rail
    • Sora
    • Snowy Plover
    • Piping Plover*
    • American Avocet
    • Willet
    • Marbled Godwit
    • (Surfbird)
    • Long-billed Dowitcher
    • Common Snipe
    • Ring-billed Gull
    • (California Gull)
    • Herring Gull
  2. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: southern North Temperate and northern Neotropics(minor shift between breeding and non-breeding distributions)

    Land Birds

    Male and Female Mallards

    Male and Female Mallards

    • Turkey Vulture
    • (Northern Goshawk)
    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • "Northern" American Kestrel
    • Mourning Dove
    • Burrowing Owl
    • (Northern Saw-whet Owl)
    • White-throated Swift
    • "Red-shafted" Northern Flicker
    • Black Phoebe
    • Horned Lark
    • Chihuahuan Raven
    • Rock Wren
    • Bewick's
    • Wren
    • Eastern Bluebird
    • Western Bluebird
    • American Robin
    • Northern Mockingbird
    • Loggerhead Shrike
    • Pine Warbler
    • Spotted Towhee
    • Red-winged Blackbird
    • Eastern Meadowlark
    • Brown-headed Cowbird
    • House Finch
    • Red Crossbill (all types)
    • Lesser Goldfinch

    Water Birds

    • American Coot
    • Killdeer
    • Mallard
  3. Breeding and wintering: Temperate (can include northern Mexico; major shifts between breeding and non-breeding distributions)

    Land Birds

    Canada Goose

    Canada Goose

    • Bald Eagle
    • "Harlan's" Red-tailed Hawk
    • Rough-legged Hawk
    • Golden Eagle
    • (Lewis' Woodpecker)
    • (Red-breasted Sapsucker)
    • Red-breasted Nuthatch
    • Winter Wren
    • (Varied Thrush)
    • (Bohemian Waxwing)
    • (Northern Shrike)
    • American Tree Sparrow
    • Henslow's Sparrow
    • Le Conte's Sparrow
    • Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
    • Fox Sparrow
    • Song Sparrow
    • White-throated Sparrow
    • (Golden-crowned Sparrow)
    • Harris' Sparrow
    • Dark-eyed Junco
    • Lapland Longspur
    • Smith's Longspur
    • (Snow Bunting)
    • Rusty Blackbird
    • Purple Finch
    • (Common Redpoll)
    • American Goldfinch

    Water Birds

    • (Red-throated Loon)
    • (Pacific Loon)
    • Common Loon
    • (Yellow-billed Loon)
    • Horned Grebe
    • (Red-necked Grebe)
    • Northern Gannet
    • Double-crested Cormorant
    • (Tundra Swan)
    • (Trumpeter Swan)
    • Greater White-fronted Goose
    • Snow Goose
    • Ross's Goose
    • (Brant)
    • Canada Goose
    • (American Black Duck)
    • Greater Scaup
    • (King Eider)
    • (Harlequin Duck)
    • (Oldsquaw)
    • (Black Scoter)
    • Surf Scoter
    • White-winged Scoter
    • Common Goldeneye
    • (Barrow's Goldeneye)
    • Hooded Merganser
    • Common Merganse
    • Red-breasted Merganser
    • Yellow Rail
    • King Rail
    • Whooping Crane *
    • (Purple Sandpiper)
    • Dunlin
    • Bonaparte's Gull
    • (Mew Gull)
    • (Thayer's Gull)
    • (Iceland Gull)
    • (Western Gull)
    • (Glaucous Gull)
    • (Black-legged Kittiwake)
  4. Breeding: Temperate; Wintering: Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico (arid temperate)

    Land Birds

    • Ferruginous Hawk
    • Prairie Falcon
    • Common Poorwill
    • Anna's Hummingbird
    • (Costa's Hummingbird)
    • Gray Flycatcher
    • Mountain Bluebird
    • Sage Thrasher
    • Sprague's Pipit
    • Phainopepla
    • Gray Vireo
    • Green-tailed Towhee
    • Cassin's Sparrow
    • Clay-colored Sparrow
    • Brewer's Sparrow
    • Black-chinned Sparrow
    • Lark Sparrow
    • Black-throated Sparrow
    • Sage Sparrow
    • Lark Bunting
    • (Baird's Sparrow)
    • McCown's Longspur
    • Chestnut-collared Longspur
    • Yellow-headed Blackbird
    • (Lawrence's Goldfinch)

    Water Birds

    • Sandhill Crane
    • Mountain Plover
    • Long-billed Curlew
  5. Breeding and wintering: Temperate (including northern Mexico; minor shift between breeding and non-breeding distributions)

    Land Birds

    Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    • Red-shouldered Hawk
    • (Snowy Owl)
    • Red-headed Woodpecker
    • "Yellow-shafted" Northern Flicker
    • Blue Jay
    • American Crow
    • Fish Crow
    • Brown Thrasher
    • Eastern Towhee
    • Bachman's Sparrow
    • Field Sparrow
    • Seaside Sparrow
    • Common Grackle
    • (Pine Grosbeak)
    • (White-winged Crossbill)

    Water Birds

    • Glossy Ibis
    • American Woodcock
    • Wood Duck
    • (Great Black-backed Gull)


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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