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Timing of Selected Spring Migrants


These are selected examples involving most of Texas, but this list is in no way inclusive.

Early Season Examples

Species

Migration Time

American Golden-Plover

early March to late April
Chimney Swift late March to late April
Ruby-throated Hummingbird late March to mid May
Purple Martin mid February to early March
Barn Swallow early March to early April
Northern Parula early March to mid April
Black-throated
Green Warbler
late March to early May
Yellow-throated Warbler early March to mid April
Black-and-white Warbler early March to late April

Mid-Season Examples

Species Migration time

Hudsonian Godwit

mid April to the beginning of May
Buff-breasted Sandpiper mid April to the beginning of May
Yellow-billed Cuckoo mid April to mid May
Golden-winged Warbler mid April to the beginning of May
Cerulean Warbler mid April to the beginning of May

Late-season Examples

Species Migration Time

Olive-sided Flycatcher

early to late May
Eastern Wood-Pewee late April to mid May
"Traill's" Flycatcher (Alder/Willow) early to late May
Magnolia Warbler late April to mid May
Blackburnian Warbler late April to mid May
Bay-breasted Warbler late April to mid May

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Diversity
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas 78744

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