New Mexico Rare Bird Report
October 30, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>
This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 30, 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
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
Surf Scoter (Lea)
Anna’s Hummingbird (Grant)
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Curry)
Northern Goshawk (Eddy)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Bernalillo)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
CAROLINA WREN (Socorro)
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN (Hidalgo)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
American Tree Sparrow (Santa Fe)
Fox Sparrow (Los Alamos)
Harris’s Sparrow (Bernalillo)
TENNESSEE WARBLER (Sierra)
American Redstart (Bernalillo)
Northern Parula (Sierra)
Palm Warbler (Roosevelt)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Curry, Sandoval)
--Zmuda photographed a HARRIS’S SPARROW in his Albuquerque backyard October
29. Contact him for more information <mjzmuda...>
--Ritz reported a VERMILION FLYCATCHER at Valle de Oro NWR October 29. It
was located at the nw portion of the refuge and continued in the area the
--Andersen and Gilbert reported a late AMERICAN REDSTART at the UNM Duck
Pond October 27.
--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER at Ned
Houk Park October 27.
--Parmeter and Oldenettel reported three, an adult and two juvenile,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Clovis WWTP August 19. One continued to
--Nieman reported a NORTHERN GOSHAWK at Rattlesnake Springs October 29.
--Dolton reported an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD at his Silver City home October 18.
It continued to October 25. Contact him for more information
--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.
--Kelly reported three SURF SCOTERS at Stephens Lake October 26.
--Levine reported an ANHINGA at Rockwind Golf Course in Hobbs October 17.
It has been at the only large pond at the golf course. It continued to at
least October 27 for many. Please check in at the pro shop before going to
look for the bird.
LOS ALAMOS County:
--Wright photographed a red FOX SPARROW in her Los Alamos yard October 25.
Contact her for more information <bandrwright...>
--Follett photographed a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER at Willow Creek
Bosque Open Space October 28.
SANTA FE County:
--Foy reported an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW along Buckman Rd at the Rio Grande
--Baumann and Gilbert reported a TENNESSEE WARBLER and a NORTHERN PARULA at
Percha Dam Recreation Area October 28. They were seen in the woods below
--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground and continued to October
28 for many.
RIO ARRIBA County:
--NOTE: There is a $5 entrance fee to bird at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes.
--Oldenettel reported a PALM WARBLER at the Melrose Trap October 25 and 26.
--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