The seuence and nomenclature of this list are in accordance with the American Ornithologists Union Check-list of North American Birds (7th Ed. 1998).

(*) - Sighting of these species is not unexpected in this area, but is not yet confirmed.
(r) - Rare (sighting of these species is considered rare but Seabrook is not far from their normal range).
(a) - Accidental (sighting of these species is considered very rare).

Loons & Grebes
Common Loon
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Pelicans
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Anhingas & Cormorants
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Anhinga
Frigatebird
Magnificent Frigatebird (r)
Herons & Egrets
American Bittern (r)
Least Bittern (r)*
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret (r)
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Ibises & Spoonbills
White Ibis
White-faced Ibis *
Roseate Spoonbill
Vultures
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Ducks & Geese
Greater-white Fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal (r)*
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Oldsuaw (r)*
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Eagles, Hawks & Falcons
Osprey
Swallow-tailed Kite (r)
White-tailed Kite
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle (a)*
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
White-tailed Hawk *
Red-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara *
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon *
Grouse
Wild Turkey (r)
Northern Bobwhite
Rails, Gallinules & Coots
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Virginia Rail *
Sora *
Purple Gallinule *
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Cranes
Sandhill Crane
Plovers
Black-bellied Plover
Snowy Plover *
Wilson’s Plover *
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover *
Killdeer
Stilts & Oystercatchers
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
Sandpipers
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit *
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot *
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper *
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper *
Baird’s Sandpiper *
Pectoral Sandpiper *
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
American Woodcock
Gulls & Terns
Laughing Gull
Franklin’s Gull *
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (a)*
Gull-billed Tern *
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Least Tern
Black Tern
Black Skimmer
Doves
Rock Dove
White-winged Dove *
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground Dove
Parakeet
Monk Parakeet
Cuckoos & Ani
Black-billed Cuckoo *
Yellow-billed Cuckoo *
Groove-billed Ani (r)*
Owls
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Nightjars & Swifts
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's-widow
Whip-poor-will *
Chimney Swift
Hummingbirds
Broad-billed Hummingbird (a)*
Buff-bellied Hummingbird (a)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird (r)*
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (a)
Rufous Hummingbird
Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher
Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker (r)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker (r)
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher *
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher *
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher *
Least Flycatcher *
Eastern Phoebe
Vermillion Flycatcher (r)*
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird (r)
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Shrikes
Loggerhead Shrike
Vireos
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Jays, Crows & Lark
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark *
Swallows
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Titmice & Chickadees
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Nuthatch & Creepers
Red-breasted Nuthatch *
White-breasted Nuthatch (r)
Brown Creeper
Wrens
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren *
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Kinglets
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Mimic Thrushes
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Starlings
European Starling
Pipits
American Pipit
Sprague’s Pipit *
Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing
Warblers
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler (r)*
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler (a)*
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler (a)
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler *
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Swainson’s Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Connecticut Warbler (a)
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Tanagers
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Sparrows
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow *
Lark Sparrow *
Lark Bunting (r)*
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow *
Le Conte's Sparrow
Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow (r)*
Fox Sparrow (r)*
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris Sparrow (r)*
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Grosbeaks
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Buntings
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Dickcissel
Blackbirds & Orioles
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Bullock's Oriole (a)
Finches
Purple Finch (r)
House Finch *
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak (a)*
Weavers
House Sparrow
Special Thanks to:
Paula Kennedy and George Regmund of Armand Bayou Nature Center, Dwight Peake of Houston Audubon Society, Nick Block, Sterling Heller, Jo Redden, Brenda and Tom Lightfoot for assistance in developing this list.