New Mexico Rare Bird Report
January 7, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>
This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for January 7, 2018 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
TRUMPETER SWAN (Colfax)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Dona Ana)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
Rough-legged Hawk (Socorro)
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (Grant)
BLACK-CRESTED TITMOUSE (Curry)
PACIFIC WREN (Bernalillo, Los Alamos)
BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER (Hidalgo)
EASTERN TOWHEE (Socorro)
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW (Hidalgo)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Socorro)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD (Dona Ana)
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH (Otero)
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER (Otero)
--Score reported a PACIFIC WREN in the Sandia Mountains December 26. It was
seen in the willow thicket with water running near the Sulphur Canyon
Parking area. It continued to January 7.
--Egelhoff and Clark reported two TRUMPETER SWANS at Maxwell NWR January 7.
They were seen on Lake 12 south of the headquarters with three Tundra
--Rustay reported a BLACK-CRESTED TITMOUSE at Hillcrest Park in Clovis
December 16. It was seen just south of the main parking area off Sycamore
St. It was re-found the following day just south of the zoo and northeast
of the large zoo parking lot. It continued to December 26.
DONA ANA County:
--Castetter has a BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD visiting his Las Cruces yard on
a regular basis. Contact him for further information <rcastett...>
--Mendoza photographed a RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Leasburg Dam SP November 26.
Two have continued below the dam at this location to January 2.
--Nieman reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch November 5. It
was seen at adjacent Rattlesnake Springs to December 30.
--Dayer reported a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER in the Gila Bird Area December
23. It was seen in the area where the Rufous-backed Robin was seen last
year near these coordinates 32.83593, -108.606023. There is a gate with a
rusted out sign in the area where the bird was seen. It continued to
December 27 but hasn’t been reported since.
--Baumann, Pederson, and Batkin reported a BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHER in
Guadalupe Canyon December 30. It was seen in between the first and second
stream crossing after entering New Mexico. They also reported five
RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS at the upper end of the canyon the same day.
LOS ALAMOS County:
--a PACIFIC WREN was reported at the confluence of Pueblo and Acid Canyons
in Los Alamos November 10. Three have been reported at Upper Water Canyon
to January 1.
--Madrid-Simonetti photographed a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at Oliver Lee SP
December 22. It was seen along the creek sometimes a quarter mile up from
where the trail enters the riparian area. It continued to January 5.
--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 and adjacent school for the blind campus. It
continued to January 5.
RIO ARRIBA County:
--NOTE: Ohkay Owingeh Lakes are closed until mid-February.
--Walker photographed an EASTERN TOWHEE at Bosque del Apache NWR December
10. It has been seen at the visitors center feeders or in the Cactus Garden
to January 7.
--a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK continues at various locations around Bosque del
Apache NWR to January 4.
--a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was banded at the Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters November 19. It continued in the area to January 6.