New Mexico Rare Bird Report
November 20, 2017
Compiler: Matt Baumann
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>
This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for November 20, 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 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 (Cibola)
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (Cibola)
BLACK SCOTER (Cibola)
Anna’s Hummingbird (Bernalillo, Grant)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Dona Ana)
Iceland Gull (Colfax)
Pacific Loon (Colfax)
White-tailed Kite (Dona Ana)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
Rough-legged Hawk (Socorro)
GREAT KISKADEE (Sierra)
Northern Shrike (Socorro)
PACIFIC WREN (Los Alamos)
Carolina Wren (Dona Ana, Socorro)
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN (Hidalgo)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Socorro)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD (Sandoval)
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER (Otero)
--Witt photographed an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD in his Albuquerque yard November
19. Contact him for more information <cwitt...>
--Rustay and Shoop reported four SURF and two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at
Bluewater Lake November 19. Egelhoff and Hetrick found a BLACK SCOTER with
the other scoters later that day.
--Baumann and Pederson reported a PACIFIC LOON and an ICELAND GULL at
Stubblefield Lake November 10.
DONA ANA County:
--Chaon reported two WHITE-TAILED KITES at the NuttHatch Playa November 19.
--Castetter has a BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD visiting his Las Cruces yard on
a regular basis. Contact him for further information <rcastett...>
--Egelhoff reported a CAROLINA WREN at Leasburg Dam SP November 14.
--Nieman reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch November 5. It
was seen at adjacent Rattlesnake Springs November 19.
--Dolton reported an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD at his Silver City home October 18.
It continued to November 12. 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.
LOS ALAMOS County:
--a PACIFIC WREN was reported at the confluence of Pueblo and Acid Canyons
in Los Alamos November 10. Two have been reported at Upper Water Canyon to
--Hawksworth reported a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Alameda Park in
Alamogordo November 9. It was seen at the northern end of the park near a
tan metal foot bridge.
--Lerwill photographed a RUSTY BLACKBIRD in a flooded field in Corrales
near Corrales Rd and W Alary Ln November 4.
--Oldenettel reported hearing the GREAT KISKADEE at Percha Dam Recreation
Area September 4. It heard south of the playground and continued to
RIO ARRIBA County:
--NOTE: There is a $5 entrance fee to bird at Ohkay Owingeh Lakes.
--an adult GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was banded at the Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters November 19.
--Retter and Gordon reported a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Bosque del Apache NWR
November 16. It has been reported at various areas around the refuge to
--Andersen and company photographed a NORTHERN SHRIKE at Bernardo WMA
--CAROLINA WRENS are currently at various locations at Bosque del Apache
NWR; recent reports have come from the Unit 17B Moist Soil Management area
and the Willow Deck.