Date: 1/29/18 5:47 pm
From: Matt Baumann <mbaumann22...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] NM RBA 1/29/2018
New Mexico Rare Bird Report
January 29, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for January 29, 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 A more
complete, updated version of the checklist can be found at 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: You do not need an eBird
account to view this.

Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Dona Ana)
MEW GULL (Bernalillo, Sierra)
ICELAND (Thayer’s) GULL (Quay)
PACIFIC WREN (Bernalillo, Los Alamos)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Bernalillo, Socorro)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD (Bernalillo, Dona Ana)

--Joseph reported a RUSTY BLACKBIRD along the clear ditch near the Alameda
Bridge January 27. It was seen near mile post 9.5.

--Owings reported an AMERICAN WOODCOCK near the Alameda Bridge January 24.
It was seen on the west side of the clear ditch near the trees just south
of Alameda Blvd.

--Maley reported an adult MEW GULL south of the Alameda Bridge in
Albuquerque January 12. It continued to January 27.

--A GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW has been seen coming to residential feeders near
the Embudito Trailhead to January 29.

--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 24.

COLFAX County:
--Egelhoff and Clark reported two TRUMPETER SWANS at Maxwell NWR January 7.
They were seen on Lake 12 and later moved to the pond directly east of Lake
12 to January 27.

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 21.

EDDY County:
--Nieman reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch November 5. It
was seen at adjacent Rattlesnake Springs to December 30.

GRANT County:
--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
January 23.

--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.

--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 28.

QUAY County:
--Parmeter and Kraynik reported a first cycle ICELAND (THAYER’S) GULL at
Ute Lake January 19. It was seen along the Ute Creek Arm at the Logan Park
boat launch. It continued in the area to January 29.

OTERO County:
--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 13.

--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.

--NOTE: Ohkay Owingeh Lakes are closed until mid-February.

SAN JUAN County:
--Alan Nelson has a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER coming to feeders at his
Farmington home. Contact him before visiting <nelson2...>

--Parmeter and Kraynik reported a male LONG-TAILED DUCK at Conchas Lake
January 19. It was seen towards the middle of the lake closer to the dam.

SIERRA County:
--Zimmer reported an adult MEW GULL on the tires at Rock Canyon Marina,
Elephant Butte Lake SP, January 6.

--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 29.

--a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was banded at the Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters November 19. It continued in the area to January 20. Another
different individual was found on the South Loop at Bosque del Apache
January 21. It was seen near the entrance to the boardwalk January 28.

UNION County:
--Baumann and Pederson photographed a COMMON REDPOLL at the Clayton
Cemetery January 19. It was seen in the southeast corner of the cemetery
with a large group of American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins. They were
feeding on elm buds and crossing the street to a small seep with water. It
continued to the following day. While looking for the redpoll Parmeter and
Kraynik found a first winter female PINE WARBLER at the cemetery.

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