New Mexico Rare Bird Report
July 2, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>
This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for July 2, 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
Black Swift (Catron)
Tricolored Heron (Eddy)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Dona Ana)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (Eddy)
TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Eddy)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (Bernalillo, Socorro)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Santa Fe)
--Andersen reported a CAROLINA WREN along the bosque south of Valle de Oro
NWR June 29. It was heard approximately a half mile south of the parking
area where you access the canal trail (34.959891, -106.681429).
--Warner and Kuehun reported a singing HOODED WARBLER along the bosque
trail approximately ¾ miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to July
--the YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in the bosque south of Valle de Oro continued
to July 2. It has paired up with a Plumbeous Vireo and produced recently
fledged offspring. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area
about a half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards
the bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.
--Pederson reported a BLACK SWIFT in Pleasanton June 30.
DONA ANA County:
--Nieman reported a TRICOLORED HERON at Brantley Lake on June 29. It was
seen in flight from Cheapskate Point.
--Groves reported two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS along the west drain
south of Domenici Hwy June 8.
--Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was
seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It and another continued to
--Parmeter reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK along US 62/180 where it crosses
the Black River May 25. Nieman flushed likely the same bird at Rattlesnake
Springs June 8.
LOS ALAMOS County:
--a HOODED WARBLER was reported at the confluence of Acid and Pueblo
Canyons in Los Alamos May 23. It continued to June 6. Note that this
location is closed due to fire restrictions.
--VanBuskirk reported two PHAINOPEPLAS in Placitas July 2. They were seen
of hwy 165 near the fire station.
--Ruth and Krueper reported an OVENBIRD in the Corrales Bosque June 21. It
was singing in the bosque east of mile marker 6.7.
SANTA FE County:
--Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It
continued to July 2 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.
--Up to four CAROLINA WRENS are again present along the usual stretch of
the Seasonal Road, between the 90 degree turns, at Bosque del Apache.