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1985-05-06: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Mockingbird @Socorro

1985-05-17: NM: Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon

Notable:  Golden Eagle
@BC: Box Canyon
Also called One Oxcart Wide Canyon. The road west from Walnut Creek eventually connects to Box Canyon and exits on US 60.
@NC: Nogal Canyon
From I-25 San Antonio exit S, take the dirt road that goes SW from the ramp before it goes under the freeway, take the left (less-used) fork right away, go a little ways to the next fork, and turn right. This track goes west through the middle of the Chupaderas, down a creekbed between vertical cliffs and narrow canyons. Warning: sandy bottom; 4WD and/or high-clearance vehicles only.
@WC: Walnut Creek
West of the Chupaderas there is a ranch near a large spring.
@day: Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
With Philip Johnson. Walnut Creek is named for the large grove of Arizona Walnuts (Juglans major).
Quail, Scaled @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Quail, Gambel's @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Vulture, Turkey 3 @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Hawk, Red-tailed 2 @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Eagle, Golden 1a @Nogal Canyon
1985-05-17-0033
Killdeer @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Dove, Rock @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Dove, White-winged @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Dove, Mourning @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Swift, White-throated @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Nogal Canyon
1985-05-17-0036
Phoebe, Say's @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Breeding: The photo shows a nest with at least three young, located only about waist-high on the south wall of Walnut Canyon.
1985-05-17-0023
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Kingbird, Western @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Crow, American @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Lark, Horned @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Swallow, Barn @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Wren, Rock @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Wren, Canyon @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Robin, American @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Mockingbird @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Towhee, Green-tailed @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Sparrow, Black-throated @Box Canyon
1985-05-17-0022
Grosbeak, Black-headed @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon
Oriole, Bullock's @Nogal Canyon-Walnut Creek-Box Canyon

1985-05-23: NM: Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)

@day: Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Dove, Mourning @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Swift, White-throated @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
hummingbird sp. @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Flicker, Common @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Empidonax sp. @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Kingbird, Western @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
scrub-jay sp. @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
raven sp. @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Lark, Horned @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Titmouse, Juniper @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Bushtit @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Mockingbird, Northern @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Warbler, Wilson's @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Towhee, Spotted @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Towhee, Canyon @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Sparrow, Lark @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Sparrow, Black-throated @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Grosbeak, Black-headed @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)
Meadowlark, Western @Magdalenas: South Canyon (new site)

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