Texas Bird Records Committee
A Standing Committee of the Texas Ornithological Society



Red Phalarope by Greg Lasley

Recent News
  • July 1, 2018 : All lists have been changed to comply with the 59th supplement to the AOS Checklist.  No new species were added or removed from the state list as part of the supplement.  There were some minor shuffling of a couple of groups of birds, some genus changes, some scientific name changes and one common name change - White-collared Seedeater is now known as Morelet's Seedeater.  In addition, the TBRC has officially added White-crowned Pigeon and Great Black Hawk to the state list.  A White-crowned Pigeon was found injured near the Galveston Ferry (Galveston County) on 7 Oct 2017 while the Great Black Hawk was a surprising bird on South Padre Island (Cameron County) on 24 Apr 2018.  The acceptance of these 2 species brings the State List to 649 in good standing.


  • Great Black Hawk - Riley Wyna