CarolinaWren041417 2This ID Guide to the East Texas Birds is a work in progress.  It is meant to primarily be a very basic photo ID list with little other information on the more commonly seen species. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all species ever seen at LOP but rather the ones that are more commonly seen.  We may add a small amount of text but probably will not add a lot of additional photos for each species.  There will likely be only one photo.  Color variants, immatures, females and more rarely seen species can be found in the referenced field guide.

NOTE: Unless indicated otherwise, the photos were taken by members of this site - Kristi & Michael.  We will get photos of the other species as soon as we can. It is an ongoing project. If you have pictures of any of the species which do not currently have pictures and would like contribute to this list, please contact us.  We will consider other submissions and give you photo credit.  

REFERENCE BOOK: For more information about any of these birds, we have included the page number of one of the best bird guides at the end of each row.  The referenced pages refer to The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, First Edition (10th printing).  Outstanding guide.

Please report any errors or suggestions of species who should be on this list.  Use the Contact page on the menu above.


C = Common
U = Uncommon
R = Rare

W = Winter
S = Summer
Y = Year-Round
M = Migratory

Sibley's Page #
 CommonLoon150 Common Loon Gavia immer C W 26
HornedGrebes150 Horned Grebes Podicepsauritus  C  W 30 
 AmericanWhitePelicanPr150 American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos C W 40
 Anhinga150 Anahinga Anahinga anahinga U S 45
 cormorant Double Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus C Y 46
GreatBlueHeron150 Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias C Y 50
 AMEgret150 Great Egret Ardea alba C Y 51
 GreenHeron150 Green Heron Butorides virescens U S 54
 WoodDucks150 Wood Duck Aix sponsa U W 71
 Mallard150 Mallard Anas platryhynchos C W 72
 GreenwingTeal150 Green-winged Teal Anas crecca C W 78
 Canvasback150 Canvasback Duck Aythya valisineria C W 79
 LesserScaup150 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis C W 80
 CommonGoldeneye150 Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula C W 86
 HoodedMangerser150 Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus U W 87
Vulturel 150 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura C Y 92
 BlackVulture150 Black Vulture Coragyps atratus U Y 92
 Osprey150 Osprey Pandion haliaetus U M 93
MissKite150 Mississippi Kite Ictinai mississippiensis U S 94
 RedTailed150 Red-Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis U Y 104
 BaldEagle150 Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocehalus U Y 111
 AmericanKestre139x150 American Kestrel Falco sparverius U Y 113
 Coots150x126 American Coot Fulica americana C W 133
 Killdeer150 Killdeer Charadrius vociferus C W 141
 Avocets150x144 American Avocet Recurvirostra americana U M 145
SpottedSandpiper150 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia U S 148
 Willet150 Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus U M 149
LeastSandpiper150  Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilia U W 161
 LaughingGull150 Laughing Gull Larus atricilla R   178
 Ring billedGull150 Ring-Billed Gull Larus delawarensis C W 180
 MourningDoves150 Mourning Dove Zenaida nacroura C W 208
 GreaterRoadrunner150x132 Greater Road Runner Geococcyx californianus U W 220
 EScreechOwl150 Eastern Screech Owl Otus asio U Y 225
 NoPix150 Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus U Y 226
 NoPix150 Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor C S 233
 NoPix150 Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis U S 234
 NoPix150 Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica C S 237
 NoPix150 Ruby Throated Humingbird Archilochus colubris C S 239
 BeltedKingfisher150 Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon U Y 242
Yellow belliedSapsucker150 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius U W 245
 Red headedWoodpecker150 Red-Headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus U Y 246
 Red belliedWoodpeckers150 Red-Bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus C Y 247
 NoPix150 Downey Woodpecker Picoides pubescens C Y 248
 PileatedWoodpecker150 Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus U Y 253
EasternPhoebe150 Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe U Y 262
 EKingbird150 Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus C S 267
 ScissorTailedFlycatcher150 Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus C S 269
 BlueJay150 Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata C Y 281
 Crow150 American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos C Y 286
 FishCrow150 Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus U Y 287
 LOP BarnSwallow150x103 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica C S 290
 CliffSwallow150 Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota C S 291
 Chickadee150 Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis C Y 297
 TuftedTitmouse150 Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor C Y 299
White breastedNuthatch150 White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis U Y 300
Brown headedNuthatch150x142 Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla C Y 301
 CarolinaWren150 Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus C Y 306
 RubyCrownedKingletFemale150 Ruby Crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula U W 309
 EBluebird150 Eastern Blue Bird Sialia sialis C Y 312
 Robin150 American Robin Turdus migratorius C Y 317
 Mockingbird150 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos C Y 320
 BrownThrasher150 Brown Thrasher Toxostom rufum U Y 321
 CedarWaxwing150 Cedar Waxwing Bombycill cedrorum C W 325
European Starling150x127 European Starling Sturnus vulgaris C Y 326
 YellowRumped150 Yellow-Rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata C W 340
HoodedWarbler150 Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina U S 352
YellowBreastedChat150 Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens U S 354
 SummerTanager150 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra U S 357
 Cardinal150 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis C Y 365
 ChippingSparrow150 Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina C W 375
White throatedSparrow150 White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis U W 387
 DarkEyedJunco150 Dark Eyed Junco Junco hyernalis C W 388
 Red wingedBlackbirds150 Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus C Y 400
 NoPix150 Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula C Y 402
 NoPix150 Brown Headed Cowbird Molothrus ater C Y 404
 HouseSparrow150 English Sparrow Passer domesticus C Y 407
 GoldfinchMale150 American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis C Y 409
 HouseFinchesPair150x112 House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus C Y 412
PurpleFinch2a 0116 Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus U W 413