[texbirds] Re: Tx. wide breeder (addendum)

  • From: Linda Price <lprice@xxxxxxx>
  • To: brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:17:45 -0500

If the list has been updated on this thread I haven't see it.

What about Greater Roadrunner? They breed east to the Lousiana line and north 
to at least I20. I am not sure about the most northern counties such as Bowie, 
Lamar, Red River.

eBird shows June-July records in all but Bowie, Cass, Red River and Morris. 
Ebird does show June-July records for Oklahoma and Arkansas north and east of 
these counties. I suspect the reason that there are no records is that these 
counties are only lightly birded. However, it does look like they are absent 
from the upper Texas coastal counties.

I think the list so far contains

Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Barn Swallow
N. Mockingbird
N. Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
English House Sparrow

Linda Gail Price
Longview, TX

On Jul 16, 2012, at 3:24 PM, Brush Freeman wrote:

> Other suggestions have entered the discussion...Red-winged Blackbird, 
> Great-tailed Grackle and Turkey Vulture.
> OK so here is the direct quote from BLOT 1974 (actually the MS was submitted 
> in 1972)    "The __________  is the only native Texas bird with written 
> occurrence in every one of the state's 254 counties; the only other wild bird 
> which is equally ubiquitous is the imported English House Sparrow.."
>   As mentioned earlier, this is a 40 year old account and things may well 
> have changed and in fact likely have, but thinking back to that time, the 
> question is what was the species the author(s) were referring to?
> -- 
> Brush Freeman
> Independent and affiliated Field Biologist
> 361-655-7641
> http://texasnaturenotes.blogspot.com/
> Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas
> The greatest musician of all time is mother nature.

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