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Black-legged Kittiwake

by | Jun 14, 2022

* Black-legged Kittiwake  Rissa tridactyla

Texas Coastal  / Offshore Status: Very rare winter visitor and casual migrant along the coast. This species was removed from the Review List in 1999 but placed back on the list in 2005.  There are 111 documented records of which 61 are from coastal or offshore areas. 

Never Seen on Texas Pelagic trip, probably because almost none are run in the winter.
* Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation to TBRC.
(1) TOS Handbook of Texas Birds; by Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman (2005)

Seasonal Occurrence Graph

Texas Pelagics Sightings Distribution

This map shows the geographic distribution of Black-legged Kittiwake found in Offshore Texas (and Gulf of Mexico)
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Click on each sighting symbol and the data label will appear showing the time, date and the number of birds seen.
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