Inspired by the 75th anniversary of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine.  This is a list of birds I’ve seen in my life.  Current count: 50

  • Northern cardinal
  • Ring necked duck
  • Northern mockingbird
  • Scissortail Flycatcher (my paternal grandfather used to point these out to me)
  • Tiger heron (Costa Rica 2017)
  • Chipping sparrow
  • house finch
  • Redwinged blackbird (huge flocks of these used to spend time on my grandparents farm)
  • Common grackle
  • American coot
  • American crow
  • Turkey vulture
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Redheaded woodpecker
  • Black crowned Night heron (Costa Rica 2017)
  • Bald eagle
  • Eastern bluebird
  • Blue jay
  • Belted kingfisher
  • Carolina wren
  • Killdeer
  • American kestrel
  • Mourning dove
  • Wood duck
  • Mallard
  • Greater roadrunner
  • Great horned owl
  • Wild turkey
  • Brown pelican
  • Carolina chickadee
  • Tufted titmouse
  • American robin
  • White winged dove
  • Sharp shinned hawk
  • Rock pigeon
  • Canada goose
  • Sandhill crane
  • Great blue heron
  • Ruby throated hummingbird
  • Painted bunting
  • Summer tanager
  • Laughing gull
  • Cattle egret
  • Great egret
  • American goldfinch
  • Western meadowlark
  • Ruby Crowned Kinglet (Dallas Winter 2018 in the tree outside the front door)
  • Spotted Towhee (Amarillo, Christmas 2018 at my parents feeder)
  • Baltimore Oriole – Flippin, Ar May 18th, 2018
  • White breasted nuthatch – Flippin, AR May 19th, 2018