New Mexico Rare Bird Report
October 23, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>
This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 23, 2017 sponsored by
the New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for
private property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch
country, do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a
checklist of N.M. birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty
species can be found in the N.M. Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the
NM Bird Finding Guide at http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=83. A more
complete, updated version of the checklist can be found at
http://www.nmbirds.org/?page_id=1666 for prior records of species in New
Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at
For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check
http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities
Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now on
Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society. All individuals are
encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This includes not only
records of Review List species and species potentially new to the state,
but also records of uncommon species, species of conservation concern,
records documenting breeding, and early, late, or out-of-season/range
birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy Williams, 1819 Meadowview
Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred) to <sunbittern...>
Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes, North American Birds, and the
New Mexico Bird Records Committee.
NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen
on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert:
http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35650. You do not need an eBird
account to view this.
Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
Anna’s Hummingbird (Grant, Luna)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cibola)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Curry)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
Clark’s Nutcracker (Roosevelt)
CAROLINA WREN (Socorro)
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN (Hidalgo)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
American Tree Sparrow (Santa Fe)
Magnolia Warbler (Roosevelt)
--Chris Roberts reported up to three (male, female, and immature) at his
Cibola County home October 6 to October 13. Contact him for more info
--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported three, an adult and two juvenile,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Clovis WWTP August 19. One continued to
--Dolton reported an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD at his Silver City home October 18.
Contact him for more information <tchernabyelo...>
--Rustay, Hertick, and Egalhoff reported a RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN in the New
Mexico portion of Guadalupe Canyon October 21. It was found near the old
cistern and orchard.
--Webster and Rowlett reported a RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW in Guadalupe Canyon
May 13. Up to seven were present in the canyon October 21 for Rustay,
Hetrick, and Egelhoff.
--Levine reported an ANHINGA at Rockwind Golf Course in Hobbs October 17.
It has routinely been seen at the only pond at the golf course. It
continued to at least October 21 for many. Please check in at the pro shop
before going to look for the bird.
--Egelhoff reported an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD at the Mountain View Cemetery
SANTA FE County:
--Foy reported an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW along Buckman Rd at the Rio Grande
--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground. Cleary photographed it
September 21 above the dam and it continued to October 23.
RIO ARRIBA County:
--NOTE: There is a $5 entrance fee to bird at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes.
--Hawksworth reported a MAGNOLIA WARBLER and a CLARK’S NUTCRACKER at the
Melrose Trap October 22.
--CAROLINA WRENS are currently at various locations at Bosque del Apache
NWR; the 90 degree turn on the Seasonal Rd and most recently near the