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Aransas National Wildlife Refuges

Austwell, Texas


"Birding" is the sport of watching, listening and marveling at the colors, shapes, sounds, and antics of birds. People of all ages are discovering that a little time and patience will be well rewarded by the ability to identify and understand many species of birds. For the beginner, a note of caution: birding is habit-forming! Should you become hooked on this delightful pastime there is no known cure.

ABOUT OUR BIRDS

Aransas carries the distinction of having the second highest species count in the National Wildlife Refuge System. A total of 392 species have been recorded at Aransas, a number which results from several factors: the refuge location along the Gulf coast ( major "funneling" area for many species of birds during migration), and the variety of habitats on the refuge, from salt marsh to grassland to oak woodland.

There is no "best" season for birds at Aransas, since each season has its own specialties. Popular times, however, include the winter and spring, with whooping cranes and large numbers of migrating songbirds, respectively. If you can only make it in the summer, you will be treated to, among other things, painted buntings, wood storks, and magnificent frigatebirds. And the fall brings myriads of shorebirds in August and waterfowl in October and November. In all seasons, Aransas truly is a birder's paradise.

Neotropical migrant landbirds are those species of landbirds that nest in the United States or Canada, and spend the winter primarily south of our border in Mexico, Central or South America, or in the Caribbean. Many of them, including conspicuous or colorful hawks, hummingbirds, warblers, and tanagers, and less colorful but no less important flycatchers, thrushes, and vireos, are experiencing population declines due to widespread loss of habitats important for their survival. Preservation of many different habitats for nesting, wintering, and migratory stopover sites is becoming vital for the survival of many of these birds. Those Neotropical migrants occurring on this refuge are identified with a "#".

HOW TO USE YOUR CHECKLIST

Most birders rely upon three major field guides for Texas birds: "Birds of North America" by C.S. Robbins, "Field Guide to the Birds of North America" by the National Geographic Society, and the series of regional field guides (eastern, western, and Texas) by R.T. Peterson. The Aransas checklist generally follows the order of the sixth edition (1983) of the A.O.U. checklist.


BREEDING STATUS

* - after species name denotes a regularly nesting species on, or in close proximity to, the refuge. It does not necessarily indicate that a certain species nests every year.
^ - after species name denotes a species which has nested at Aransas in past years (but not believed to currently be nesting).
# - Neotropical migrant

HABITAT (HBT)

(NOTE: the following codes are used to describe a bird species' general habitat preference - the birds are by no means restricted to the habitats listed for them.)

a - aquatic (lakes, ponds, open bays, open gulf, etc.)
b - brushland (area of mixed brush and grasses)
f - forest, woodland (includes oak mottes)
g - grassland
m - marsh (freshwater and/or saltwater)

SEASON

South Texas birds do not recognize traditional calendar seasons: fall migration begins in August (sometimes in July), and wintering birds arrive from September through November. Therefore, seasonal designations for species, intended as general guidelines, are treated as follows on the checklist:

Sp - March-May
S - June-July
F - August-October
W - November-February

ABUNDANCE

c - common: suitable habitat is widespread; should not be missed during appropriate season.
u - uncommon: present, but in moderate numbers (often due to low availability of suitable habitat); not seen on every visit during season.
o - occasional: present, but observed only a few times per season; also includes those species which do not occur each year, while in some years may be fairly common.
r - rare: observed only every 3 to 5 years; records for species at Aransas are sporadic and few.
l - casual: a species out of its normal range, but the proximity to Aransas of the regular range increases the likelihood that the species may continue to occur; less than half a dozen records exist of the species for the refuge.
x - accidental: a species considerably out of its regular range; not expected to occur again; sighting dates listed in "NOTES" column.


LOONS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Red-throated Loon 04/15/76 x - - - ___ Common Loon a u - r u
GREBES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Least Grebe* ma o o o o ___ Pied-billed Grebe* ma c o u u ___ Horned Grebe ma - - - o ___ Red-necked Grebe a 12/31/44 - - - x ___ Eared Grebe a u - u c ___ Western Grebe a r - - r
SHEARWATERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Sooty Shearwater a 05/07/95 x - - -
TROPICBIRDS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ White-tailed Tropicbird 1937/1945 - x x -
BOOBYS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Masked Booby a Matago. - x - - ___ Brown Booby a 06/25/48 - x - -
GANNETS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Northern Gannet a Matago. l - - -
PELICANS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ American White Pelican*^ a c o c c ___ Brown Pelican* a u u u u
CORMORANTS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Double-crested Cormorant ma c o c c ___ Olivaceous Cormorant ma u u u o
DARTERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Anhinga m u o o o
FRIGATEBIRDS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Magnificent Frigatebird a o u u r
BITTERNS, HERONS & EGRETS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ American Bittern ma u r u u ___ Least Bittern* ma u u u r ___ Great Blue Heron* ma c c c c ___ Great Egret* ma c c c c ___ Snowy Egret* ma c c c c ___ Little Blue Heron* ma c u c u ___ Tricolored Heron* ma c c c c ___ Reddish Egret* ma u u u u ___ Cattle Egret* mag u c c o ___ Green Heron* ma u u u o ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron* ma u u u u ___ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron ma u o u r
IBISES & SPOONBILLS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ White Ibis* ma c u u u ___ White-faced Ibis* ma u u u u ___ Roseate Spoonbill* ma c u c c
STORKS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Wood Stork ma o u u -
DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Fulvous Whistling Duck* ma o o o o ___ Black-bellied Whistling Duck* ma u u u o ___ Tundra Swan a - - - l ___ Greater White-fronted Goose mag o - u u ___ Snow Goose mag u - u c ___ Ross' Goose mag o - - o ___ Brant ma - - - x ___ Barnacle Goose m - - - x ___ Canada Goose mag o l c c ___ Wood Duck^ magf o o o o ___ Green-winged Teal ma u - u c ___ American Black Duck ma - - l l ___ Mottled Duck* ma c c c c ___ Mallard^ ma o l o o ___ Northern Pintail ma c o c c ___ Blue-winged Teal^ ma c o c c ___ Cinnamon Teal ma o - o o ___ Northern Shoveler ma c r u c ___ Gadwall^ ma c r u c ___ American Wigeon ma c r c c ___ Canvasback ma u r o u ___ Redhead ma u r u c ___ Ring-necked Duck ma o - o o ___ Greater Scaup a - - - r ___ Lesser Scaup ma c r u c ___ Harlequin Duck a 01/29/45 - - - x ___ Oldsquaw a - - - l ___ Black Scoter a 12/25/48 - - - x ___ Surf Scoter 06/10/89 - x - - ___ White-winged Scoter a - - - r ___ Common Goldeneye a o - o u ___ Bufflehead a c - o c ___ Hooded Merganser ma o - o u ___ Common Merganser a r - r r ___ Red-breasted Merganser a u - o c ___ Ruddy Duck a c r o c ___ Masked Duck ma l - - l
VULTURES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Black Vulture* fgb c c c c ___ Turkey Vulture*# fgb c c c c
KITES, EAGLES & HAWKS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Osprey# ma u r c c ___ Swallow-tailed Kite# fgb o - - - ___ White-tailed Kite* gb u o u u ___ Mississippi Kite# gb o - o - ___ Bald Eagle^# gba r r r r ___ Northern Harrier# mgb c - c c ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk# fb u r u u ___ Cooper's Hawk# fbg o r u u ___ Harris' Hawk gb - - r r ___ Red-shouldered Hawk# fb u l u c ___ Broad-winged Hawk# fb u - o o ___ Swainson's Hawk# gb u - o r ___ White-tailed Hawk gb u u u u ___ Zone-tailed Hawk# gb 11/92 - - - x ___ Red-tailed Hawk# bgf u u u c ___ Ferruginous Hawk# gb r - r r ___ Rough-legged Hawk gb r - r r ___ Golden Eagle# gb l - - l
CARACARAS & FALCONS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Crested Caracara* gb u u u u ___ American Kestrel# bg c r c c ___ Merlin# bg u - u o ___ Aplomado Falcon bg x - - x ___ Peregrine Falcon# gab o l o o ___ Prairie Falcon# g l - - l
PHEASANTS & QUAILS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Greater Prairie-Chicken g o o o o ___ Wild Turkey^ fb r r r r ___ Northern Bobwhite* gb c c c c
RAILS, GALLINULES & COOTS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Yellow Rail mg r - r r ___ Black Rail^ mg r r r r ___ Clapper Rail* m u u u u ___ King Rail* m o o o u ___ Virginia Rail m o l o o ___ Sora^ m c r o u ___ Purple Gallinule* ma u u o l ___ Common Moorhen* ma c u u c ___ American Coot am c o c c
CRANES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Sandhill Crane gma u l c c ___ Whooping Crane mga u r u u
PLOVERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Black-bellied Plover am c o c c ___ American Golden Plover ga o - o - ___ Snowy Plover^ a u o u u ___ Wilson's Plover* mga u u u o ___ Semipalmated Plover am u r u o ___ Piping Plover am u - u u ___ Killdeer*# ma c c c c ___ Mountain Plover# g Farms r - r -
OYSTERCATCHERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ American Oystercatcher* a o o o u
STILTS & AVOCETS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Black-necked Stilt* am c u c o ___ American Avocet^ am u o u c
SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES & ALLIES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Greater Yellowlegs am c u c c ___ Lesser Yellowlegs am c u c c ___ Solitary Sandpiper am u r o r ___ Willet* am c c c c ___ Spotted Sandpiper am u o u u ___ Upland Sandpiper# g u r u - ___ Whimbrel amg u - o - ___ Long-billed Curlew# mag c u c c ___ Hudsonian Godwit ag o r r l ___ Marbled Godwit am c o u c ___ Ruddy Turnstone a u o u u ___ Red Knot am r - r - ___ Sanderling am c r c c ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper am u - c - ___ Western Sandpiper am c o c u ___ Least Sandpiper am c o c c ___ White-rumped Sandpiper am u - r - ___ Baird's Sandpiper am u - r r ___ Pectoral Sandpiper am u r u o ___ Dunlin am c l u c ___ Stilt Sandpiper am u r u u ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper gm Farms o r o - ___ Short-billed Dowitcher am u o u u ___ Long-billed Dowitcher am c o c c ___ Common Snipe am u l u u ___ American Woodcock am o - r o ___ Wilson's Phalarope fb u l o r ___ Red-necked Phalarope a 12/1965 - - - a
GULLS & TERNS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Pomarine Jaeger 06/13/37 - x - l ___ Laughing Gull* am c c c c ___ Franklin's Gull am u - o r ___ Little Gull am 03/07/88 x - - - ___ Bonaparte's Gull am u - r c ___ Ring-billed Gull am u l u c ___ Herring Gull am u l u u ___ Lesser Black-backed Gull am l - - l ___ Great Black-backed Gull am 02/26/95 - - - x ___ Gull-billed Tern* am u u u o ___ Caspian Tern* am c c c c ___ Royal Tern* am u u u o ___ Roseate Tern am l l - l ___ Common Tern am o - o o ___ Forster's Tern* am c c c c ___ Least Tern* am u u u r ___ Sooty Tern a - l - - ___ Black Tern am u u u l ___ Black Skimmer* am u u u u
PIGEONS & DOVES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Rock Dove fb r r r r ___ Band-tailed Pigeon# 12/18/71 - - - x ___ White-winged Dove# bg r - r r ___ Mourning Dove*# bgf c c c c ___ Inca Dove* fb u u u u ___ Common Ground-Dove^ bfg o o o o
CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS & ANIS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Black-billed Cuckoo# fb o - - r ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo*# fb c u o r ___ Greater Roadrunner^ gb r r r r ___ Groove-billed Ani# fb o o o o
BARN OWLS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Barn Owl* fbg o r o o
TYPICAL OWLS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Eastern Screech-Owl fb r r r r ___ Great Horned Owl* fb u u u u ___ Burrowing Owl# g o - o o ___ Barred Owl f - - r r ___ Short-eared Owl# g o - o u
GOATSUCKERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Lesser Nighthawk# gb r r r l ___ Common Nighthawk*# bg c c c l ___ Pauraque* fb u u o u ___ Common Poorwill# bg r - r - ___ Chuck-will's-widow# fb u - o - ___ Whip-poor-will# fb u - o -
SWIFTS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Chimney Swift# bg c r u - ___ White-throated Swift# 04/29/72 x - - -
HUMMINGBIRDS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Buff-bellied Hummingbird*# fb u u u r ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird# fb c r c - ___ Black-chinned Hummingbird# fb r - r - ___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird# fb l - l - ___ Rufous Hummingbird# fb - o o -
KINGFISHERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Belted Kingfisher# am c o c c ___ Green Kingfisher# a 02/09/73 - - - x
WOODPECKERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Red-headed Woodpecker f r - r r ___ Acorn Woodpecker f 12/1994 - - - x ___ Golden-fronted Woodpecker* gb o o o o ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker^ f o o o o ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker# f u - u u ___ Ladder-backed Woodpecker* fb u u u u ___ Downy Woodpecker f r r r r ___ Northern Flicker# fb o - u u ___ Pileated Woodpecker f r - r r
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher# fb u - u - ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee# fb c - c - ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher# fb o - o - ___ Acadian Flycatcher# fb o - o - ___ Alder Flycatcher# fb o - o - ___ Willow Flycatcher# fb o - o - ___ Least Flycatcher# fb o - o - ___ Cordilleran Flycatcher# bfg - - l - ___ Eastern Phoebe# fb u - c c ___ Say's Phoebe# ca l - - l ___ Vermilion Flycatcher# ba r r r r ___ Dusky-capped Flycatcher# bg 06/11/72 - x - - ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher# bgf - o - - ___ Great Crested Flycatcher# fb c - u - ___ Brown-crested Flycatcher# fb u u u r ___ Great Kiskadee b - l l l ___ Couch's Kingbird# bg o - o o ___ Western Kingbird# bg o - o - ___ Eastern Kingbird^# bg c r c - ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher*# bg c c c r ___ Fork-tailed Flycatcher b 1958,1989 - x - x
LARKS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Horned Lark*# g u u u u
SWALLOWS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Purple Martin*# fb u o o o ___ Tree Swallow# fcb u r u o ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow# fbg c r u - ___ Bank Swallow# fbg u - u - ___ Cliff Swallow*# fbg c c c - ___ Cave Swallow*# bg - r - - ___ Barn Swallow*# fbg c u c r
JAYS & CROWS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Blue Jay fb o l o o ___ American Crow gb r - r r ___ Chihuahuan Raven g 04/29/37 - x - -
TITMICE HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Carolina Chickadee fb r r r r ___ Tufted Titmouse fb o o o o
VERDINS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Verdin b - - l l
NUTHATCHES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch f 1941,12/80 - - - l
CREEPERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Brown Creeper# f - - l l
WRENS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Cactus Wren b - - l - ___ Rock Wren# c 10/11/88 - - x x ___ Carolina Wren* fb c c c c ___ Bewick's Wren* bf o o o o ___ House Wren# fb u - u c ___ Winter Wren fb o - r o ___ Sedge Wren# bgm c - c c ___ Marsh Wren# m c - u u
KINGLETS & GNATCATCHERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet# f o - o u ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet# f c - c c ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher^# fb u r u u
THRUSHES & ALLIES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Eastern Bluebird*# bgf - r o o ___ Mountain Bluebird# fb 1938/1946 - - - x ___ Veery# f u - l - ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush# f u - r - ___ Swainson's Thrush# f u - o - ___ Hermit Thrush# fb u - o c ___ Wood Thrush# fb u - r l ___ Clay-colored Robin f 2/7-11/88 - - - x ___ American Robin# fb u l o c
MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS & ALLIES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Gray Catbird# fb c - c u ___ Northern Mockingbird*# bg c u c c ___ Sage Thrasher# b - - - l ___ Brown Thrasher fb c - c c ___ Long-billed Thrasher fb u - o u ___ Curve-billed Thrasher b o o o o
PIPITS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ American Pipit# gma o - u c ___ Sprague's Pipit# g o - o o
WAXWINGS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Cedar Waxwing# fb o r o o
SILKY-FLYCATCHERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Phainopepla# fb 01/27/73 - - - x
SHRIKES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Loggerhead Shrike# bga u o c c
STARLINGS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ European Starling fb o - r o
VIREOS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ White-eyed Vireo*# fb c c c c ___ Bell's Vireo# b o o o r ___ Solitary Vireo# f u - u u ___ Yellow-throated Vireo# f u - r r ___ Warbling Vireo# f u - r - ___ Philadelphia Vireo# f u - r r ___ Red-eyed Vireo# f c r u -
WOOD-WARBLERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Blue-winged Warbler# f u - - - ___ "Brewster's" Warbler# f r - - - ___ "Lawrence's" Warbler# f r - - - ___ Golden-winged Warbler# f u - r x ___ Tennessee Warbler# f c - o r ___ Orange-crowned Warbler# f u - u c ___ Nashville Warbler# f u - u o ___ Northern Parula# f c - u r ___ Tropical Parula# f 1/88,6/89 - l - l ___ Yellow Warbler# f u - u l ___ Chestnut-sided Warbler# f c - o - ___ Magnolia Warbler# f c - o - ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler# f 1961,1982 l - - - ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)# fb c - c c ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)# fb - - - a ___ Black-throated Gray Warbler# fb l - l l ___ Townsend's Warbler# f 12/1979 - - - x ___ Black-throated Green Warbler# f c - u o ___ Blackburnian Warbler# f c - r - ___ Yellow-throated Warbler# f u l u - ___ Pine Warbler f r - o u ___ Prairie Warbler# fb r - r r ___ Palm Warbler# fb o - r o ___ Bay-breasted Warbler# f c - o - ___ Blackpoll Warbler# f r - - - ___ Cerulean Warbler# f u - - - ___ Black-and-white Warbler# fb c o c o ___ American Redstart# f c - u r ___ Prothonotary Warbler# f u - o - ___ Worm-eating Warbler# f c - r l ___ Swainson's Warbler*# fb u u u - ___ Ovenbird# fb u - o o ___ Northern Waterthrush# fma u - o o ___ Louisiana Waterthrush# fma u - o r ___ Kentucky Warbler# f u - r - ___ Connecticut Warbler# f r - l l ___ Mourning Warbler# f o - r - ___ MacGillivray's Warbler# f x - - - ___ Common Yellowthroat*# mb c c c u ___ Hooded Warbler*# fb c o u r ___ Wilson's Warbler# fb o - u o ___ Canada Warbler# f u - u - ___ Painted Redstart# f x - - - ___ Yellow-breasted Chat# fb u r u r
TANAGERS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Summer Tanager# f c r o - ___ Scarlet Tanager# f u - r - ___ Western Tanager# f l - - l
CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS & BUNTINGS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Crimson-collared Grosbeak fb 02/04/88 x - - x ___ Northern Cardinal* fb c c c c ___ Pyrrhuloxia b o r r o ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak# f u - o - ___ Black-headed Grosbeak# fb l - - - ___ Blue Bunting b - - - x ___ Blue Grosbeak*# b c u u - ___ Lazuli Bunting# b l - - - ___ Indigo Bunting# b c - u o ___ Varied Bunting# b l - - - ___ Painted Bunting*# b c c o x ___ Dickcissel*# gb u u o r
SPARROWS, TOWHEES & ALLIES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Olive Sparrow b r r - - ___ Green-tailed Towhee# b - - - l ___ Rufous-sided Towhee# bf u - o u ___ Botteri's Sparrow# g May 1989 x - - - ___ Cassin's Sparrow*# g u u u r ___ American Tree Sparrow gb 1942,1962 - - - x ___ Chipping Sparrow# bf u - u c ___ Clay-colored Sparrow# bg r - - r ___ Field Sparrow bg u - - u ___ Vesper Sparrow# bg u - o u ___ Lark Sparrow# bg u r u u ___ Black-throated Sparrow# gb - - - l ___ Lark Bunting# c r - - r ___ Savannah Sparrow# g c - c c ___ Grasshopper Sparrow*# gb u o o u ___ Henslow's Sparrow g 12/1973 - - - x ___ Le Conte's Sparrow gb o - r o ___ Sharp-tailed Sparrow m r - - r ___ Seaside Sparrow* m u u u u ___ Fox Sparrow# bm - - - r ___ Song Sparrow# b u - o u ___ Lincoln's Sparrow# bm u - o u ___ Swamp Sparrow# mab c - c c ___ White-throated Sparrow# bf c - o c ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow b - - - x ___ White-crowned Sparrow# bg r - r o ___ Harris' Sparrow b - - - r ___ Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-co.)# bf r - r r ___ Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)# b 12/1972 - - - x ___ Chestnut-collared Longspur# g - - - x
BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES & ALLIES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Bobolink# g o - - - ___ Red-winged Blackbird*# mga c c c c ___ Eastern Meadowlark*# gb c c c c ___ Western Meadowlark# g r - r r ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird# gm o - r - ___ Rusty Blackbird g - - - l ___ Brewer's Blackbird# gb u - o u ___ Great-tailed Grackle* gm u u o u ___ Boat-tailed Grackle* gm u u o u ___ Common Grackle gb o - - o ___ Bronzed Cowbird*# gb u u o o ___ Brown-headed Cowbird*# gb c u c c ___ Orchard Oriole# bf c o u r ___ Baltimore Oriole# bf c - u - ___ Bullock's Oriole# f - x - -
FINCHES, GOLDFINCHES & ALLIES HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ Purple Finch# fb l - - l ___ House Finch fb r - - r ___ Pine Siskin# fb r - - r ___ Lesser Goldfinch# fb - r - r ___ American Goldfinch# fb u - o c
OLD WORLD SPARROWS HBT NOTES Sp S F W ___ House Sparrow fg o o o o

If you should find an unlisted "rare", "casual", or "accidental" species during your visit, please contact the Refuge staff and provide a description. We welcome visitor wildlife reports to help augment our records. For additional information contact:
                 Refuge Manager
                 Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
                 PO Box 100
                 Austwell, Texas 77950-0100
                 Telephone: 512/286-3559
                 TDD: 512/286-3409
This resource is based on the following source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1995.  Birds of Aransas National Wildlife 
     Refuge.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1995.  Birds of Aransas National Wildlife 
     Refuge.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND: 
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govaransas.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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