My checklist criteria is based on birds I have photographed... mostly because my eyesight is terrible followed closely by my bird identification abilities so I need photographic proof that I've actually seen what I think I've seen. And even then I've been known to be wrong ;)

BIRDS SEEN IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD (Victoria, Texas)
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole
Black Crested / Tufted Titmouse Hybrid
Black Throated Green Warbler
Blue-Headed Vireo
Blue Grey Gnatcatcher
Blue Jay
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown Crested Flycatcher 
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Coopers Hawk
Couch’s Kingbird
Crested Caracara
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Wood Pewee
European Starling
Grackle
House Finch
House Finch - Yellow Varient
House Sparrow
Inca Dove
Loggerhead Shrike
Mississippi Kite
Mockingbird
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker (Red Shaft)
Olive Sided Flycatcher
Orange Crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler
Red Shouldered Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Scissortail Flycatcher
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Tufted Titmouse
White Winged Dove
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler
NEIGHBORHOOD FLYOVERS
Wood Stork
Ibis
Egrets
Herons
 
BIRDS I'VE SEEN IN AND AROUND VICTORIA COUNTY AND SOUTH TEXAS
Alder Flycatcher
American Coot
American Crow
American Oyster Catcher
American Pipit
American Robin
American Wigeon
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Barn Swallow
Bell's Vireo
Belted Kingfisher
Black and White Warbler
Black Bellied Plover
Black Capped Vireo
Black Crested Titmouse
Black Crowned Heron
Black Crowned Heron
Black Necked Stilt
Blue Heron
Blue Winged Teal
Brown Pelican
Brown Thrasher
Cattle Egret
Chachalaca
Chaffinch (Ireland)
Common Gallinue
Common Goldeneye
Common Ground Dove
Common Nighthawk
Common Yellow Throat
Cormorant Neotropic
Curved Bill Thrasher
Eastern Blue Bird
Eastern Meadowlark (or maybe a Western Meadowlark... it's hard to tell the difference)
Field Sparrow
Forster’s Tern
Glossy Ibus
Golden Cheeked Warbler
Golden Fronted Woodpecker
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Great Horned Owl
Great Kiskedee
Greater Roadrunner
Greater Yellowlegs
Green Heron
Green Jay
Green Kingfisher
Green Winged Teal
Grey Catbird
Guinea Fowl
Hermit Thrush
Herring Gull
Indigo Bunting
Kestrel
Killdeer
Ladder-back Woodpecker
Lark Sparrow
Laughing Gull
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Scaup
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Long Billed Curlew
Long Billed Dowitcher
Long Billed Thrasher
Magnolia Warbler
Mottled Duck
Northern Harrier
Northern Pintail
Northern Parula
Nothern Shoveler
Olive Sparrow
Osprey
Oven Bird
Pied Wagtail (Ireland)
Pileated Woodpecker
Piping Plover
Prothonotary Warbler
Pyrrhuloxia
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Winged Blackbird
Reddish Egret
Redhead
Redheaded Woodpecker
Ring Billed Gull
Roseate Spoonbill
Royal Tern
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Sandhill Crane
Savannah Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Short Billed Dowitcher
Snowy Egret
Snowy Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Sora
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Towhee
Summer Tanager
Tennessee Warbler
Townsand Warbler
Tri Colored Heron
Turkey
Tropical Kingbird
Vermillion Flycatcher
Vesper Sparrow
Water Thrush
White Breasted Nuthatch
White Eyed Vireo
White Faced Ibis
White Ibis
White Pelican
White Throated Sparrow
Whooping Crain
Willet
Wilson's Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Warbler
Wood Thrush
Worm Eating Warbler
Yellow Breasted Chat
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Yellow Throated Warbler