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Big Thicket National Preserve

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Beaumont, Texas


ABUNDANCE AND SEASONAL STATUS

AB = Abundant (a common species which is very numerous)
COM = Common (certain to be seen in suitable habitat)
UNC = Uncommon (present, but not certain to be seen)
OCC = Occasional (seen only a few times during a season)
RARE = Rare (seen at intervals of 2 to 5 per year)
X = Accidental
* = Nests in the Preserve or Vicinity

SP (Spring) = March-May
SU (Summer) = June-August
F (Fall) = September-November
W (Winter) = December-February

HABITATS

A = Aerial
F = Mixed Hardwood Forests
GR = Grassland
M = Marshes, Wet Edges
O = Open Areas
PI = Upland Pine
S = Shorelines
TH = Thickets
OW = Open Water (oxbows, bayous, swamps, streams, reservoirs)

LOCATIONS

BC = Beech Creek Unit
BU = Beaumont Unit
BS = Big Sandy Unit
HC = Hickory Creek Unit
JGB = Jack Gore Baygall Unit
LOB = Loblolly Unit
LR = Lance Rosier Unit
NB = Neches Bottom Unit
TC = Turkey Creek Unit
RC = River Corridor Units
(Pine Island/Little Pine Island Bayous and Neches River)


GREBES                            SP     SU     F     W     HABITAT     LOCATION

___ Horned Grebe                   -      -     -    RARE     OW            -
___ Western Grebe                  -      -     -    RARE     OW            -
___ Pied-Billed Grebe*            UNC    UNC   UNC   UNC      OW           TC
___ Eared Grebe                    -     COM    -    UNC      OW,M          -

PELICANS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ American White Pelican - RARE RARE - OW UNR
CORMORANTS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Double-crested Cormorant* OCC - OCC - OW -
ANHINGA SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Anhinga* OCC COM OCC OCC OW -
GULLS AND TERNS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Ring-billed Gull - - - RARE OW RC ___ Franklin's Gull - - - UNC OW RC ___ Herring Gull - RARE - UNC OW - ___ Caspian Tern - - - UNC OW RC ___ Forster's Tern - - - OCC OW RC ___ Black Tern UNC - - - OW RC ___ Bonaparte's Gull - - - RARE OW -
BITTERNS AND HERONS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ American Bittern OCC - OCC OCC S - ___ Least Bittern* - OCC - - M - ___ Great Blue Heron* COM COM COM COM S - ___ Little Blue Heron* COM COM OCC OCC S - ___ Tricolored Heron* RARE RARE RARE RARE S BU,RC ___ Green Heron* COM COM - - M,S - ___ Yellow-crowned Night Heron* COM COM - - S - ___ Black-crowned Night Heron - - - RARE S BC ___ Great Egret* COM COM COM COM S - ___ Snowy Egret* COM COM - RARE S - ___ Cattle Egret COM COM COM RARE O,S -
IBISES AND STORKS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ White Ibis* - OCC OCC - S - ___ Wood Stork - OCC - - S -
SWANS, GEESE, AND DUCKS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Canada Goose - - - RARE AE,O Overhead ___ Snow Goose - - - RARE AE,O Overhead ___ Greater White-fronted Goose - - - UNC OW,GR - ___ Black-bellied Whistling Duck - RARE - - OW RC ___ Mallard OCC - - OCC OW - ___ Mottled Duck* OCC OCC OCC OCC OW,S BU ___ Blue-winged Teal RARE - - RARE OW,S - ___ Wood Duck* COM COM COM COM OW - ___ Green-winged Teal - - - OCC OW RC ___ Ring-necked Duck - - - RARE OW RC ___ American Widgeon - - - OCC OW RC ___ Canvasback - - - OCC OW RC ___ Northern Pintail - - - UNC OW,M - ___ Northern Shoveler OCC - OCC COM OW - ___ Gadwall - - - UNC OW - ___ Redhead COM OCC COM UNC OW - ___ Lesser Scaup - - - COM OW - ___ Hooded Merganser - - - COM OW - ___ Ruddy Duck - RARE - COM OW - ___ Bufflehead - - - COM OW -
VULTURES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Turkey Vulture* AB AB AB AB AE,O - ___ Black Vulture* COM COM COM COM AE,O -
KITES, EAGLES, AND HAWKS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Osprey UNC - - UNC RARE OW ___ American Swallow-tailed Kite* RARE RARE - - AE,OW RC ___ Mississippi Kite RARE - RARE - AE MC,BC ___ Black Shouldered Kite - X - RARE O,GR,TH - ___ Bald Eagle - - - RARE AE,OW RC ___ Northern Harrier - - - OCC GR - ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk UNC - UNC UNC F,PI HC,TC,BC ___ Cooper's Hawk* OCC OCC OCC UNC F,PI - ___ Red-shouldered Hawk* COM COM COM COM AE,F - ___ Broad-winged Hawk UNC UNC UNC - AE,PI Overhead ___ Red-tailed Hawk UNC RARE UNC COM AE,O - ___ Swainson's Hawk COM UNC - - GR,TH,O -
FALCONS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ American Kestrel OCC - UNC COM O - ___ Merlin - OCC - - F,PI -
PHEASANTS, TURKEYS, AND QUAIL SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Northern Bobwhite* UNC UNC UNC UNC TH -
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ American Coot - UNC - COM OW,M - ___ Common Gallinule - - RARE - M -
CRANES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Sandhill Crane OCC - OCC - GR,OW - ___ Whooping Crane UNC - UNC - GR -
PLOVERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Killdeer* UNC UNC UNC COM O,S -
SANDPIPERS AND PHALAROPES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Spotted Sandpiper OCC OCC OCC UNC S RC,JGB ___ Ruddy Turnstone - - - RARE S BU ___ American Woodcock - - - UNC F,PI - ___ Common Snipe - - - OCC M,TH - ___ Greater Yellowlegs COM RARE UNC COM M,GR -
PIGEONS AND DOVES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Mourning Dove* AB AB AB AB O,TH - ___ Inca Dove* OCC OCC OCC OCC O - ___ Rock Dove COM COM COM COM O -
CUCKOOS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo* AB AB AB - PI,F -
ROADRUNNERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Greater Roadrunner* UNC UNC UNC UNC TH -
OWLS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Eastern Screech Owl* COM COM COM COM PI,F - ___ Great-Horned Owl* UNC UNC UNC UNC PI,O BS,HC ___ Barred Owl* COM COM COM COM F - ___ Long-eared Owl RARE - - - F BC
GOATSUCKERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Chuck-will's Widow* OCC OCC - - AE,O - ___ Common Nighthawk* - UNC UNC - AE,O -
SWIFTS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Chimney Swift* AB AB AB - AE -
HUMMINGBIRDS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird* COM COM - - F,TH - ___ Rufous Hummingbird RARE - - RARE F,TH TC
KINGFISHERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Belted Kingfisher* COM COM COM COM OW -
WOODPECKERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Northern Flicker* COM COM COM COM PI,O - ___ Red-headed Woodpecker* COM COM COM COM O,F - ___ Red-bellied Woodpecker AB AB AB AB PI,F - ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - - - AB - - ___ Downy Woodpecker* AB AB AB AB F,PI - ___ Hairy Woodpecker* UNC UNC UNC UNC F,PI - ___ Red-cockaded Woodpecker* RARE RARE RARE RARE PI BC,HC,BS ___ Pileated Woodpecker* COM COM COM COM F,PI -
FLYCATCHERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Eastern Kingbird UNC UNC - - O HC,BS,LR,TC ___ Brown-headed Nuthatch UNC UNC UNC UNC PI - ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher OCC OCC OCC - O - ___ Great Crested Flycatcher* COM COM - - PI,F - ___ Eastern Phoebe COM - COM COM TH,W - ___ Yellow-bellied Flycatcher OCC - OCC - F - ___ Acadian Flycatcher* COM COM COM - F - ___ Eastern Wood Pewee* COM COM COM - F,PI - ___ Vermilion Flycatcher - - - RARE - - ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher UNC - UNC - PI,TH,F -
SWALLOWS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Purple Martin* AB AB - UNC AE,O - ___ Tree Swallow* RARE - RARE - AE,OW RC ___ Bank Swallow* UNC - UNC - AE,OW BC ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow*UNC UNC UNC - AE,W RC ___ Barn Swallow* UNC UNC - - AE RC ___ Cliff Swallow RARE - RARE - AE,W -
JAYS AND CROWS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Blue Jay* AB AB AB AB PI,F - ___ American Crow* AB AB AB AB F,PI - ___ Fish Crow* COM COM COM COM - -
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Carolina Chickadee* AB AB AB AB PI,F - ___ Tufted Titmouse* AB AB AB AB F,PI -
NUTHATCHES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ White-breasted Nuthatch* RARE RARE RARE OCC F - ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch RARE - RARE OCC PI - ___ Brown-headed Nuthatch* UNC UNC UNC UNC PI TC,BS,HC,BC,LR
CREEPERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Brown Creeper UNC - RARE UNC F,PI TC,LOB
WRENS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Carolina Wren* AB AB AB AB F,PI - ___ House Wren UNC - UNC UNC TH - ___ Winter Wren OCC - OCC OCC F,TH - ___ Bewick's Wren - - _ RARE TH - ___ Sedge Wren RARE - RARE UNC M,GR -
KINGLETS AND GNATCATCHERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet UNC - UNC UNC F,PI - ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet COM - COM COM F,PI - ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* COM UNC COM COM R,PI -
MIMIC THRUSHES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Northern Mockingbird* AB AB AB AB O,TH - ___ Gray Catbird* UNC - UNC UNC TH - ___ Brown Thrasher* COM UNC COM COM TH -
THRUSHES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ American Robin* COM UNC COM AB O,TH - ___ Wood Thrush* UNC UNC UNC RARE PI,F - ___ Hermit Thrush OCC - - COM F,PI - ___ Swainson's Thrush RARE - RARE - F,PI - ___ Gray-cheeked Thrush RARE - RARE - F,PI - ___ Veery OCC - - - F,TH - ___ Eastern Bluebird* COM COM COM COM O -
WAXWINGS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Cedar Waxwing UNC - - COM PI,F -
SHRIKES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Loggerhead Shrike* OCC OCC OCC OCC O -
STARLINGS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ European Starling* UNC UNC UNC UNC O BU,BC
VIREOS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ White-eyed Vireo* AB AB AB OCC TH - ___ Yellow-throated Vireo* AB AB - RARE PI,F - ___ Solitary Vireo UNC - UNC COM F,PI TC,BC ___ Warbling Vireo* OCC OCC OCC - F NB,JGB ___ Red-eyed Vireo* AB AB AB - F,PI - ___ Philadelphia Vireo OCC - - - - -
WARBLERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Black & White Warbler* COM COM COM RARE PI,F - ___ Prothonotary Warbler* COM COM COM - F - ___ Swainson's Warbler* COM COM COM - F - ___ Worm-eating Warbler* UNC OCC UNC - FI,F - ___ Blue-winged Warbler RARE - - - TH L ___ Orange-crowned Warbler UNC - OCC COM F,TH - ___ Northern Parula Warbler* AB AB OCC - F,PI - ___ Yellow Warbler OCC - RARE RARE M,TH - ___ Magnolia Warbler UNC - OCC - F,PI - ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler AB - COM AB TH - ___ Black-throated Green Warbler OCC - OCC RARE PI HC,TC,BC ___ Blackburnian Warbler OCC - - - F,TH NB ___ Yellow-throated Warbler* COM COM UNC - F,PI - ___ Blackpoll Warbler RARE - - - F,PI TC ___ Pine Warbler* AB AB AB AB PI - ___ Prairie Warbler* RARE UNC - - TH HC,LR ___ Ovenbird UNC - UNC - PI,F BC,TC,B ___ Northern Waterthrush OCC - - RARE TH,S NB ___ Louisiana Waterthrush* COM COM COM - F,S - ___ Kentucky Warbler* AB AB UNC - PI,F - ___ Common Yellowthroat* OCC OCC OCC OCC TH,S - ___ Yellow-breasted Chat* COM COM UNC - TH - ___ Wilson's Warbler RARE - - - TH TC ___ American Redstart* OCC OCC OCC OCC F - ___ Chesnut-sided Warbler RARE - - - - - ___ Bay-breasted Warbler RARE - - - - - ___ Palm Warbler - - X RARE M,TH -
WEAVER FINCHES SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ House Sparrow* UNC UNC UNC UNC O -
BLACKBIRDS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Eastern Meadowlark* COM COM COM COM GR - ___ Red-winged Blackbird* COM UNC UNC COM S,O - ___ Orchard Oriole* UNC UNC UNC - O,TH - ___ Northern Oriole UNC - UNC - O,W - ___ Brewer's Blackbird - - - OCC O - ___ Common Grackle* COM COM COM COM O - ___ Great-tailed Grackle - - - - - - ___ Brown-headed Cowbird* COM COM COM COM O - ___ Rusty Blackbird - - - RARE - TC
TANAGERS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Scarlet Tanager OCC - - - F TC,L ___ Summer Tanager* COM COM COM - PI,F -
CARDINALS AND GROSBEAKS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Northern Cardinal* AB AB AB AB TH - ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak O - - - TH BC ___ Blue Grosbeak* UNC UNC UNC - TH TC,LR,HC ___ Evening Grosbeak RARE - - RARE PI,F _ ___ Indigo Bunting* COM COM COM - TH - ___ Painted Bunting* UNC UNC UNC - TH LR,L,B,HC
FINCHES AND SPARROWS SP SU F W HABITAT LOCATION ___ Purple Finch - - - UNC F,PI - ___ American Goldfinch COM - COM AB PI,F - ___ House Finch UNC UNC UNC UNC - - ___ Rufous-sided Towhee UNC - UNC UNC TH BS,TC ___ Savannah Sparrow - - OCC OCC GR - ___ Grasshopper Sparrow - - - OCC GR - ___ Harris' Sparrow - - - COM TH,O,GR - ___ Henslow's Sparrow - - - RARE GR - ___ LeConte's Sparrow - - - OCC GR - ___ Vesper Sparrow - - - OCC GR - ___ Lark Sparrow - - - RARE GR - ___ Bachman's Sparrow* UNC UNC OCC OCC PI - ___ Chipping Sparrow* COM UNC UNC COM PI - ___ Field Sparrow - - - COM TH - ___ White-crowned Sparrow OCC - - OCC F,TH - ___ White-throated Sparrow AB - - AB PI,TH - ___ Fox Sparrow - - - UNC TH,F - ___ Lincoln's Sparrow - - - UNC TH - ___ Swamp Sparrow - - - UNC S,TH TC ___ Song Sparrow - - - COM TH,S - ___ Dark-eyed Junco - - - COM PI - ___ Pine Siskin - - - RARE PI,F,TH -
NOTES: Species: ____________________________________________________________ Location: ____________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________________________________________________ Name, Address, Phone: ____________________________________________________________ If you any additions to the list or for further information contact: Big Thick National Preserve 3785 Milam Beaumont, Texas 77701 Phone# (409) 839-2689
This resource is based on the following source:
National Park Service.  1996.  A checklist of birds for Big Thicket.  
     National Park Service. 4 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
National Park Service.  1996.  A checklist of birds for Big Thicket.  
     National Park Service. 4 pages.  Jamestown, ND: Northern 
     Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govbthic.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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