Similar Species: Most closely resembles the slightly smaller Bridled Tern. Legs and feet are gray. Although both species may be present off the South Texas coast in migration (Oct and May), there is very limited seasonal overlap. Compare also with Black-headed Gull. Note: the majority of the above species are found (or have been recorded) in offshore and pelagic waters, although some are more likely found along the immediate coast. Pelagic birding trips during the 1990’s turned up numerous birds during the summer seasons, and the species was removed from Texas Review Species in 1997. Although the color of the wings and upperparts is an important first clue, it is helpful to use a combination of field marks before making an identification. 0 0 0. See more ideas about shorebirds, sea birds, beautiful birds. Similar Species: Very similar to the much rarer Leach’s Storm-Petrel, but has notable differences in flight style (see Leach’s Storm-Petrel account). Habitat: pelagic waters, spoil islands (for nesting) and coastal beaches. Habitat: pelagic waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Similar Species: Although Sooty Shearwater is often indistinguishable from Short-tailed Shearwater (Pacific Ocean), this all dark shearwater with silvery underwing is unlike any other Atlantic Ocean shearwater. Photo about Unusual looking sea bird with mismatched mandible to help it catch food on the wing. Status: Uncommon to rare summer visitor to pelagic waters off the Texas coast. diomedia (Scolopi’s Shearwater) have been documented off the Lower Coast. © Copyright  Brad McKinney  31 October 31, 2004 (updated Sep 2009). David Sibley, from The Sibley Guide to Birds, points out that, “the combination of dark head and light uppertail coverts is typical of Pomarine and is never shown by Parasitic. Status: Uncommon and regular in offshore Texas waters from spring through fall. North Central Pelagic Birding in the Gulf of Mexico and the Seabirds of Texas. Less common than Cory’s Shearwater. Juveniles are completely black, and are easiest to identify. • Along with a couple of Plover Rio Grande Brushland Birds of the South Texas Brushlands: A Field Checklist JIM WELLS - Region VII. A non-profit in Hawaii ensured that over 1.2 million plastic caps and lids will never get into the environment and harm sea birds by taking action to collect and recycle them. americanus) is a bird of extremes. With so many birding attractions in the Lone Star State, you will enjoy the Texas Tourism Bird Watch site. 13 18 1. Similar Species: Very similar to Black Noddy (no South Texas records) and juvenile Sooty Tern (uncommon). Horned Puffin Seabird. Although difficult to see (except at close range), Northern Gannet has feathering that extends well in front of the eye. There are photo galleries for the species that are highlight in blue links. Similar Species: Brown Booby has been recorded a half dozen times along the coast in all seasons. Cory’s differs from Greater by having a yellow bill, lack of contrast in crown, solid grayish brown nape, and a clean white underwing pattern. Unlike other pelagic species, Red-billed Tropicbirds are occasionally found in the relatively shallow waters over the continental shelf. Voice: a distinctive high nasal, “wackee-wak”. Similar Species: Any “yellow-nosed” albatross sighting in Texas waters would require the elimination of at least Black-browed and Gray-headed Albatrosses, both of which have a circumpolar distribution in the southern oceans. One record for the Lower Coast, Boca Chica on 6 January 1992. See more ideas about birds, bird, beautiful birds. Status: Accidental along the Texas coast. This species has been found perched on rock jetties, channel markers, and on spoil islands; may occur on occasion in offshore and pelagic waters off the Lower Texas Coast. However it is possible that they may eventually be found on a Texas Pelagic, like the Yellow-nosed Albatross was, after have been first found along Texas beaches dead or dying. Very rare along the coast following tropical storms. The list of birds of Texas is the official list of species recorded in the U.S. state of Texas according to the Texas Bird Records Committee (TBRC) of the Texas Ornithological Society. The gallery contains 320 birds that are seen in the Upper Texas Coast area. Virtually any sulid seen from the coast between Nov-May would be a Northern Gannet unless proven otherwise. For information on kayak and windsurfing rentals, lessons, and sales, please call Worldwinds at (361)949-7472 or visit www.worldwinds.net On rare occasions, this species is found along the immediate coast. Habitat: pelagic waters. J.C. Richardson III: 01-Mar-2004 02:43: Hi Dick, Very Nice Gallery. 15 6 15. Uncommon April-May, Oct-Nov.: com June-Sept. Often found perched on driftwood, along Sargassum weed lines, and other floating material. *species in bold print are Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation. TXP: N = Never Seen on Texas Pelagic trip, Accidental in Texas. Seagull Flying. Of the three species, Yellow-nosed Albatross has the whitest color in the underwing (or narrowest black underwing margins). Included in seabirds are gulls, terns, kittiwakes, guillemots, jaegers, skuas, shearwaters, storm-petrels, petrels, puffins, gannet, boobies, razorbill, dovekie, murres, cormorants, auklets, murrelets, albatrosses, fulmar, pelicans, tropicbirds, frigatebirds, noddies and skimmer. © Copyright 1998-2015 Garett Hodne. At least several of the Texas records (including the South Texas bird) have been juveniles. Black bill is slender and long. Usually more numerous in June and July. Sometimes seen from land at South Padre Island or Boca Chica. Habitat: Seen along the immediate coast, where it can pirate food from coastal gulls and terns. Fortunately both species occur in different seasons (gannets in winter and boobies in summer). Strong direct flight with rapidly beating wings. Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro. Similar Species: Cory’s Shearwater most closely resembles Greater Shearwater. Habitat: This wide-ranging species is found in deep waters of both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Jan 25, 2019 - Explore Joanne Carter's board "TEXAS BIRDS", followed by 120 people on Pinterest. 19 13 2. They are Great. Occasionally seen along the coast at South Padre Island and Boca from April-September. Both are included in the Procellariid… Very rare in western Valley, accidental in winter. The sooty tern is highly aerial and marine and will spend months flying at sea, returning to land only for breeding. Vagrant birds along the Texas coast have been encountered both on the immediate coast as well as in deep pelagic waters. Habitat: pelagic and coastal waters, and inland watercourses. Here, bird species names are available in other languages, a great asset to be used as a translation of foreign bird names. All materials on all sites within this domain are copyrighted by Garett Hodne. Black-legged Kittiwake: This is a medium-sized white gull with pale gray back and upperwings and black wing tips. The central tail feathers on adult birds are long, rounded and twisted. 19 12 5. Status: Rare summer and fall visitor in offshore Gulf of Mexico waters. Similar Species: Very similar to Pomarine Jaeger. Status: Accidental in the Gulf of Mexico. Please follow guidance from local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services. All material is available for personal and private use only. © Copyright 1998-2015 Garett Hodne. Habitat: This species is found in Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, as well as the eastern Pacific and northern Indian Ocean. Status: Uncommon yet regular winter resident along the coast. By comparison first-winter Bonaparte’s Gull has no collar, pink legs, and a weak “M” upperwing pattern. Brown Booby has a browner plumage (dark brown breast) and yellow feet. Manx Shearwater prefers colder water than Audubon’s. This table lists all the seabirds that have been found in Texas, plus one hypothetical species. Status: Accidental in fall; one record for the Lower Coast, 1 October 2004. brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), nose-diving for fish in the sea, Mexico, Golf von Kalifonien, … I have not been shooting digital that long. The park entrance fee is required to use the Bird Island Basin windsurfing area. Roughly size of a large pigeon, brown with white underbelly and white under the wings, with pointed wings like a swift. It’s not the plastic water bottle that causes the most harm to sea birds, but the cap which is mistaken for food. Brazos Bend State Park. Similar Species: Very similar to Parasitic Jaeger. Texas Seabirds – Pelagic Status Offshore Texas and in the Gulf of Mexico. Status: Accidental in fall. Similar Species: Leach’s Storm-Petrel is very similar to the more common Band-rumped Storm-Petrel. They are opportunistic feeders and forage widely, including visiting land for trash or carrion. Habitat: Often seen from land along the open gulf coast, rarely seen from the Laguna Madre. Juvenile Northern Gannet show white uppertail coverts while Masked Booby has a white rump. Identification difficult. Both Northern Gannet and Masked Booby show variable amounts of white in rump or uppertail coverts. Most likely in summer and fall, but has occurred in all seasons. Sites on the Texas Gulf Coast get most of the publicity, but this state park … Status: Rare to uncommon in offshore Gulf of Mexico waters in summer and fall (August – September). In addition, Northern Gannet is usually found in close proximity to the immediate coast as well as offshore waters, while Masked Booby is usually seen far from shore in offshore and pelagic waters. Very com Nov,-Mar. REV: R = Review Species Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation. Status: Accidental in fall; one record from the Lower Coast, 13 September 2002. First-winter Black-legged Kittiwake has a black collar, black legs, and a bold “M” upperwing pattern. • They are migrants, breeding primarily in the grasslands of the Western United States and wintering in Mexico. However all material herein may not be reprinted, re-distributed, copied to other websites or reproduced for public use in any way without the express advanced written permission of the webmaster. Most often seen soaring high in the sky. Birds are often seen in the relatively shallow continental shelf waters, sometimes in the vicinity of shrimp boats. A Seasonal Checklist of the Birds of Sea Rim State Park, Texas JIM HOGG - Region VII. Boat-tailed Grackle: Large, black bird with a very long, keel-shaped tail. • It has the longest bill, and it is the most endangered shorebird. All rights are reserved. While we tend to think of them as very common, their numbers are actually in decline although perhaps they have been pushed into coming into contact with humans more often as fish populations have declined and urban rubbish has increased. However, juveniles can be similar to larger Parasitic Jaeger. Similar Species: Long-tailed Jaeger is the smallest (and rarest) of the three jaeger species. borealis (Atlantic Cory’s) and C.d. May be found singly, in small flocks, or in large feeding congregations, sometimes with Sooty Terns. Some individual items may be copyrighted by the author, photographer, or other sources as noted. Very local breeding species along the Lower Laguna Madre near Arroyo City (April-June). 14 16 0. Differs from juvenile Sooty Tern by having complete dark brown (not black) plumage, double-rounded tail (not forked), shorter, more rounded wings, and behavior (swooping flight or hovering along the surface). Habitat: offshore and pelagic waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Status: Uncommon but regular nonbreeding summer resident (May-October) in offshore and pelagic Gulf of Mexico waters. Habitat: widespread species occurs in Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. Herring Gull . As of June 2020, the list contained 654 species. 22 19 0. Of them, 163 are considered review species. Similar Species: Any “yellow-nosed” albatross sighting in Texas waters would require the elimination of at least Black-browed and Gray-headed Albatrosses, both of which have a circumpolar distribution in the southern oceans. Sea birds . Status: Uncommon summer visitor to the immediate coast, rare in pelagic waters and at inland locales. Unlike Sooty Tern, Bridled is often found perched on floating debris, especially along weed lines. Similar Species: This species can be distinguished from Pomarine Jaeger by larger size, broader wings, and lack of barring in uppertail coverts. Although the likelihood of either species showing up along Texas coast is remote, they would at least seem to be potential vagrants to the Gulf of Mexico. They also winter on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Status: Uncommon to rare migrant and winter visitor and a rare summer visitor along the coast and in pelagic waters. Illustration: The Spruce / Emilie Dunphy. With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative.There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Texas. TYLER, Texas, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not the plastic water bottle that causes the most harm to sea birds, but the cap which is mistaken for food. Parasitic is more slender bodied than Pomarine Jaeger, having a relatively shorter and thinner bill. Red-billed Tropicbird can be distinguished from White-tailed Tropicbird in both adults and juvenile plumage by having black primary coverts. Status: Accidental along the coast in summer and fall. This bird, was accepted by the TBRC and is the first record for Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. Vagrant birds along the Texas coast have been encountered both on the immediate coast as well as in deep pelagic waters. Red-billed Tropicbirds have been recorded in Texas from April through November. All materials on all sites within this domain are copyrighted by Garett Hodne. These are the birds we generally think of as 'seagulls'. Audubon’s differs from Manx, by having relatively shorter wings, longer tail, and most importantly black undertail coverts. Often found near deepwater tuna schools. Includes photos and descriptions of behavior, habitat, and seasonal occurrence. Male is iridescent blue-black with yellow or brown eyes. For more than a century, the sea has served as a major nesting, wintering, and stopover site for millions of birds of more than 400 species. Near a pond on a ranch near Krum, Texas, north of DFW, saw some birds that sound kind of like killdeer, Tweeeee-twee-tweee-tweee-tweee, but don't look like them. TYLER, Texas, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It’s not the plastic water bottle that causes the most harm to sea birds, but the cap which is mistaken for food. Leach’s flight style is nighthawk-like, with deep, erratic wingbeats whereas Band-rumps fly with steady wingbeats and arcing glides. Habitat: Pacific and Atlantic warm-water species. There are only two fulmar species in the world, the northern fulmar and the southern fulmar. Has been recorded from both pelagic waters and along the coast after the passage of tropical storm activity. Status: Very rare (six records) in coastal South Texas. Masked Booby, especially juveniles, may be confused with larger Northern Gannet, which is a fairly common migrant and winter resident along the Lower Coast. Band-rumped Storm-Petrels have steady wingbeats, and resemble small, dark, white-rumped shearwaters. Status: Uncommon summer visitor (May-September) to offshore and pelagic waters. Pomarine is heavier bodied and a relatively longer and thicker bill. The bill is yellow and the legs and feet are black. Best clues are flight style and rump pattern. Leach’s also generally shows a broken white rump and a more pronounced forked tail (although both of these features can be tough to see at sea). Seagull Flying. Sometimes visible are contrasting white shafts of the two outermost primary feathers of the upperwing. This feature creates little contrast between the underwing coverts and the flanks. I love you Birds. Habitat: This Antarctic nester visits the western Atlantic Ocean during the summer months. Status: Rare to uncommon in offshore Gulf of Mexico waters in summer and fall. TEXAS PELAGIC, OFFSHORE & NEARSHORE SEABIRD SPECIES, Locally abundant April-Nov.; rare remainder of year. Juveniles are very white-headed (juvenile Sooties are completely black). The large bill is sharply bicolored and contrasts with the dark face, often conspicuous at a distance.” Pomarine Jaegers, like the smaller Long-tailed Jaeger, have strongly barred uppertail coverts. Even vultures, eagles, and other raptors as well as the occasional heron, egret, and swallow may … Forum: Thank you for the beautiful photos of coastal birds of Texas. Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororynchos. Texas Birds: Texas, because of its geographic location and extra diverse regions, is blessed with abundant bird wildlife.It is even considered as the most diverse bird state in the United States of America. Two records: along South Padre Island in the wake of Hurricane Gilbert, 1 8 September 1988; offshore of Port Isabel, 12 September 1992. Shorebirds of the Gulf Coast Shorebirds include all birds in the order Charadriiformes: gulls, plovers, sandpipers,terns, etc. The tail and underwing coverts on Parasitic Jaeger are duller than the (boldly patterned) Pomarine and Long-tailed Jaegers. Leach’s Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa. Band-rumps have also been driven inland by tropical storms. All rights are reserved. Image of beautiful, fauna, endangered - 158138124 Black Skimmer in Texas USA stock photo. Both subspecies, C.d. Habitat: coastal and offshore waters. Compared to juvenile White-tailed, juvenile Red-billed also has an eyeline that meets behind the nape and a more finely barred back. Audubon’s Shearwater prefers warmer waters than Manx Shearwater. Bird Island Basin Windsurfing The windsurfing area is ranked by Windsurfing Magazine as the best flat water sailing site in the continental USA. Juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger is usually gray-toned (Parasitic is browner), with strongly barred tail coverts and a pale head. Adults are fairly distinctive, lacking white wing patches on underwing and long central tail feathers. Of the four records for the Texas, three are from South Texas: Port Isabel, 14 May 1972; South Padre Island, 28 October 1976; deepwater off South Padre Island, 26 September 2003. By contrast, Greater Shearwater has a black bill, dark cap, distinct white collar, and dark markings on underwing. Similar Species: Northern Gannet is quite similar to Masked Booby, both being large, long-winged seabirds with varying amounts of dark and white plumage. 13 11 2. Sea Bird Sunset Nature. There are many different birds that love shores: gulls, ducks, pelicans, sparrows, geese, and terns are all popular beach birds to see. Sooty Tern can often be distinguished from Bridled Tern because of its jet-black plumage and stockier build, however, distant birds on the open ocean can prove to be challenging. Similar Species: Audubon’s Shearwater most closely resembles Manx Shearwater. This table lists all the seabirds that have been found in Texas, plus one hypothetical species. Habitat: pelagic waters of the Gulf of Mexico, usually where the water depth is greater than 100 fathoms. Rio Grande Brushland Birds of the Texas Coastal Bend Birds of the South Texas Brushlands: A Field Checklist JOHNSON - Region II. PossibLy locally common, status uncertain. (See footnotes below.). Habitat: along the immediate coast, including Port Isabel, South Padre Island, and Boca Chica and Laguna Madre. Animal Sea Beach Wave. The tail feathers of adult Parasitic Jaegers are pointed. ABA - American Birding Association This site represents an organization that maintains official records of all birds species that have been proven to have been seen inside the perimeters of the North American Continent and the surrounding bodies of water. These “coastal” species include Northern Gannet, Magnificent Frigatebird, Brown Booby, and Black-legged Kittiwake. Similar Species: See Audubon’s Shearwater, Audubon’s Shearwater Puffinus Iherminieri. Similar Species: Similar to Sooty Tern. 0 0 0. Compared to Leach’s, Band-rumps have a whiter rump and more squared tails. Make bird watching in Texas even more enjoyable! Sea Gull October 2012: Great Blue Heron October 2012: Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary October 2012: Marbled Godwit October 2012: Kingfisher ... Coastal Birds of Texas - II Coastal Birds of Texas - III Coastal Birds of Texas - IV Roadrunner Green Parrots Heron's Nest. Gannett Bird In Flight. Habitat: offshore and pelagic waters off the Lower Texas Coast. Birds that show up in Texas waters are likely from the Atlantic race (P.a.mesonata). Similar Species: Although Red-billed is the only tropicbird to be recorded in Texas waters, White-tailed Tropicbird is a potential vagrant (some say overdue) in Texas waters. I shot just about all of my photos on 35mm slides ASA 25. Similar Species: Brown Booby can be distinguished from both Northern Gannet and Masked Booby by its browner plumage (dark brown breast and all dark back and rump) and yellow feet. Frigate Bird Frigate. They are tubenoses with prominent bill structures that help filter salt out of the seawater they drink. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens. Often confused with gulls because of their chunky build and short tails, fulmars are actually a type of petrel. Similar Species: With long sharp-angled black wings and long forked tail, Magnificent Frigatebird is unmistakable. Habitat: This species is found in both the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. 23 28 1. (*1) Lower Texas Coast Status from Brad McKinney’s annotated checklist (updated 2009), (*2) Texas Status from TOS Handbook of Texas Birds; by Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman (2005), (*3) Gulf of Mexico Status from A New Frontier: Pelagic Birding in the Gulf of Mexico by Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger (ABA Winging It, 1994). Atlantic Ocean population moves into the deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico in summer. Texas Tourism Bird Watch Site - Texas may be the longhorn state, but with over 600 species of birds to see and catalogue, Texas is arguably the birding capital of America. Cormorant Bird Big Bird. A non-profit in Hawaii ensured that over 1.2 million plastic caps and lids will never get into the environment and harm sea birds by taking action to collect and recycle them. Penguin Penguin Chick. Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus. This book features 170 species of Texas birds, organized by color for ease of use. ; uncom April-May, Aug.-Oct. It has a swift, graceful flight, alternating several rapid shallow wing beats with a glide. The sea is a globally significant Important Bird Area. Identification difficult. This website is the only source for information about Texas Pelagic Trips. Please submit sitings of shorebirds from any … • It is the largest shorebird in the United States. Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds … Similar Species: Adult non-breeding Black-legged Kittiwake has a similar facial pattern (auricular spot) as adult Bonaparte’s Gull, but differs in size (larger), upperwing pattern (pale primaries and small black wingtips), and bill color (all yellow). Brown Noddy differs from Black Noddy by the combination of larger size, dark brown (not black) plumage, relatively shorter and thicker bill, and less contrasting white crown. Seagull Birds Feathers. Almost any sulid seen from Lower Texas Coast beaches from November through May would be this species. Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus. TYLER, Texas, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not the plastic water bottle that causes the most harm to sea birds, but the cap which is mistaken for food. Click Species Name – Link to Status, Distribution, Map & Photo Page; TEXAS PELAGIC SEABIRDS   (Undocumented on a TEXAS PELAGIC), FL: Casual – Very Rare April-Aug near Dry Tortugas, FL: Uncommon April-Sept  Dry Tortugas + Lower Keys, FL: Accidental, Records from Florida Dec 2012, Nov-April. However all material herein may not be reprinted, re-distributed, copied to other websites or reproduced for public use in any way without the express advanced written permission of the webmaster. There are many records along the coast and at scattered inland locations following tropical storms. The central tail feathers on adult birds are pointed, unlike the round and twisted tail feathers of Pomarine Jaeger. The most recent sighting off South Padre Island appears to be the Indian Ocean race, which has a whiter head than the nominate South Atlantic race. Locally abundant April-Nov. rare remainder of year. Seen fairly regularly on South Padre Island pelagic birding trips during summer and fall. Download this stock image: Sea gulls or sea birds on the Texas coast of the Gulf Of Mexico - AKY64A from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. 24 20 2. All material is available for personal and private use only. Browse North American birds by shape—helpful if you don’t know exactly which type of bird you’ve seen. One inland record at Edinburg, 25 June 1954. Status: Rare winter visitor to the Valley. Categories: Texas Scenes | Tags: birds, coastal, Port A, sea birds, Texas beaches | Leave a comment Ma and Pa Pelican Posted on August 20, 2013 by pappi.lejeune If you’re unfamiliar with these Species it is a good idea to review these photo galleries prior to a Texas Pelagic to brush up your identification skills. Status: One record off the Lower Coast on 1 October 2004. This species is occasionally seen in the relatively shallow waters over the continental shelf. Bridled Tern differs from the slightly larger Sooty Tern by the combination of dark gray (not black) wings and upperparts, more extensive white outer tail feathers, and whiter forehead. Hovers over water before diving for prey at the surface. Best months are August through October. Some individual items may be copyrighted by the author, photographer, or other sources as noted. At present, the industry of birding in the state, as … Share Forages walking on ground and wading in water. Sometimes follow boats. Stay up-to-date on operations adjustments and temporary closure of TPWD offices, state parks, recreation facilities and water access points due to COVID-19. In addition to plumage differences, adult Sooties show only narrow white outer tail feathers (Bridled are much more extensively white) and a more limited amount of white in forehead. Often seen in small groups of two to four birds (sometimes in short lines); most overwintering Northern Gannets range from juvenile to 3rd-year birds, very few in adult plumage. May be seen chasing gulls and terns along jetties or near shrimp boats. Some of the accidental species have been found along the coast but not necessarily found on Texas Pelagic trips. Fly Wing Seagull Bird. Unlike Cory’s, this species is very rarely seen in the relatively shallow waters over the continental shelf. Sep 3, 2020 - Explore Shirley Tinker's board "Shorebirds", followed by 423 people on Pinterest. A non-profit in Hawaii ensured that over 1.2 million plastic caps and lids will never get into the environment and harm sea birds by taking action to collect and recycle them. Masked Booby always shows white breast. Two records for the Lower Texas Coast: off South Padre Island, 18 July 2001 and 26 September 2004. Some of the accidental species have been found along the coast but not necessarily found on Texas Pelagic trips. Today, tiny Eared Grebes winter by the thousands in rafts far out on its surface. There are three records from the Valley: two from Port Isabel on 8 June 1989 and 17 June 1992, and one off South Padre Island on 26 September 2004. Status: Rare migrant and winter visitor along the coast and offshore waters; very rare in summer. Status: Accidental in the Gulf of Mexico. Species that are seen in the vicinity of shrimp boats sea birds in texas birds the! 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