In Memoriam

Ross Saunders
1938-2005

The names at left are some of the birds that have been sighted on the farm in Houston County. They are
listed here because they have been photographed.

Assuming correct identifications, there are now 157 species documented for this location. The 100th bird was a White-Tailed Kite. The 150th was a Chuck-Will's Widow.
The most recent was a OrangeCrowned Warbler.

Mystery Bird.

Occasionally, a newer (better?) photo will be substituted for an older. And an identification may be changed or rescinded. In looking back through previous photographs, a missed bird may be found, and the total increased. In that way, the most recent is a Northern Shoveler.

The identifications were made using

John L. Tveten's The Birds of Texas. Fredericksburg, TX: Shearer Publishing, Inc.
Fred J. Alsop, III's Birds of Texas (Smithsonian Handbooks). New York: DK Publishing, Inc.
Kenn Kaufman's Birds of North America. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
David Allen Sibley's The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
David Allen Sibley's The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Donald & Lillian Stokes's The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America. New York: Little, Brown and Company.
Jon L. Dunn & Jonathan Alderfer. Field Guide to the Birds of North America. National Geographic: Washington, D.C.
Richard Crossley. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle. The Warbler Guide. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
David Beadle & James Rising. Sparrows of the United States and Canada. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
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Mark W. Lockwood & Brush Freeman's The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press.