New Mexico Rare Bird Report July 9, 2018 Compiler: Matt Baumann Phone: 505-264-1052 E-mail address: <mbaumann22...>
This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for July 9, 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 http://nhnm.unm.edu/partners/nmos/index.html.
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 letters): Common Ground-Dove (Socorro) Least Bittern (Sierra) Tricolored Heron (Eddy) Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Chaves, Eddy, Sierra) TROPICAL KINGBIRD (Eddy) Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo) Carolina Wren (Bernalillo, Socorro) Phainopepla (Sandoval) Ovenbird (Sandoval) Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Santa Fe)
BERNALILLO County: --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 .4 miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to July 7.
--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.
CHAVES County: --Parmeter reported a juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Bitter Lake NWR July 6. It was seen in the oxbow at the south end of the refuge.
EDDY County: --Nieman reported a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Lake Avalon July 8. It was seen in the flooded salt cedars at the northeast end of the lake.
--Parmeter reported a LAUGHING GULL at Lake Carlsbad July 6. It was seen later in the day by Nieman and again at Lake Avalon on July 8.
--Nieman reported a TRICOLORED HERON at Brantley Lake on June 29. It was seen in flight from Cheapskate Point.
--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 July 7.
SANDOVAL County: --Ruth and Krueper reported a PHAINOPEPLA in their Corrales yard July 8.
--VanBuskirk reported two PHAINOPEPLAS in Placitas July 2. They were seen of hwy 165 near the fire station. One was in this same area by Rustay July 8.
--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 3 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.
SIERRA County: --Cleary reported a LEAST BITTERN at the isolated lake off the north side of North Monticello at Elephant Butte Lake SP July 6. He reported an adult and an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at this location July 9.
SOCORRO County: --Hjalmarson photographed a COMMON GROUND-DOVE at Bosque del Apache NWR July 7. It was seen on the south loop near these coordinates (33.776172, -106.895046).
--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.