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1988-05-02: NM: La Joya SGR

@day: La Joya SGR
Goose, Canada @La Joya SGR
Gadwall @La Joya SGR
Mallard @La Joya SGR
Teal, Cinnamon @La Joya SGR
Shoveler, Northern @La Joya SGR
Duck, Ruddy @La Joya SGR
Pheasant, Ring-necked @La Joya SGR
Grebe, Pied-billed @La Joya SGR
Cormorant, Double-crested @La Joya SGR
Pelican, American White @La Joya SGR
Egret, Snowy @La Joya SGR
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @La Joya SGR
Vulture, Turkey @La Joya SGR
Osprey @La Joya SGR
Harrier, Northern @La Joya SGR
Kestrel, American @La Joya SGR
Coot, American @La Joya SGR
Killdeer @La Joya SGR
Sandpiper, Spotted @La Joya SGR
Sandpiper, Solitary @La Joya SGR
Dowitcher, Long-billed @La Joya SGR
Gull, Ring-billed @La Joya SGR
Dove, Mourning @La Joya SGR
Roadrunner, Greater @La Joya SGR
hummingbird sp. @La Joya SGR
Wood-Pewee, Western @La Joya SGR
Flycatcher, Dusky / Flycatcher, Hammond's @La Joya SGR
Flycatcher, Gray @La Joya SGR
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Phoebe, Black @La Joya SGR
Kingbird, Western @La Joya SGR
Shrike, Loggerhead @La Joya SGR
raven sp. @La Joya SGR
Swallow, Violet-green @La Joya SGR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged @La Joya SGR
Swallow, Bank @La Joya SGR
Swallow, Barn @La Joya SGR
Robin, American @La Joya SGR
Mockingbird, Northern @La Joya SGR
Thrasher, Crissal @La Joya SGR
Warbler, Orange-crowned @La Joya SGR
Warbler, Yellow @La Joya SGR
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @La Joya SGR
Yellowthroat, Common @La Joya SGR
Sparrow, Savannah @La Joya SGR
Sparrow, White-crowned @La Joya SGR
Blackbird, Red-winged @La Joya SGR
Meadowlark, Western @La Joya SGR
Grackle, Great-tailed @La Joya SGR
Finch, House @La Joya SGR

1988-05-04: NM: Magdalenas: Water Canyon

@day: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vulture, Turkey @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Kestrel, American @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Dove, Mourning @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Hummingbird, Black-chinned @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Hummingbird, Broad-tailed @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Hairy @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Wood-Pewee, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Flycatcher, Dusky / Flycatcher, Hammond's @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Phoebe, Say's @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Kingbird, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vireo, Solitary @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Jay, Pinyon @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
scrub-jay sp. @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Raven, Common @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Swallow, Violet-green @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Bushtit @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Wren, Rock @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Robin, American @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Mockingbird, Northern @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Starling, European @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, Virginia's @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, Audubon's @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, Myrtle @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, Wilson's @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Towhee, Canyon @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Chipping @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Black-chinned @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Junco, Dark-eyed @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Meadowlark, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Finch, House @Magdalenas: Water Canyon

1988-05-06: NM: Socorro->Boone's Draw

Notable:  Long-tailed Duck; Swainson's Thrush
@Bit: Bitter Lake NWR
@Bot: Bottomless Lakes: Lea Lake
@day: Socorro->Boone's Draw
With Philip Johnson.
Goose, Canada @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Gadwall @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Mallard @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Teal, Blue-winged @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Shoveler, Northern @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Scaup, Lesser @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Duck, Long-tailed @Socorro->Boone's Draw
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Duck, Ruddy ♀ @Bitter Lake NWR
Behavior:
Here is an epic tale of a duck fighting for her life.
Philip and I were scoping out a flock of waterfowl on one of the refuge's ponds near the north end of the loop when we saw this duck thrashing the water vigorously with her wings, but not making much progress. Slowly she made her way over to the shallows near where we waited. When she saw us, she stopped thrashing, at which point something started to pull her under.
Suddenly Philip tore off his shoes and jumped into the shallow water. Reaching down into the water, he grabbed the tail of this Snapping Turtle, whose beak was clamped firmly on the duck's pygostyle. No wonder she was making slow progress!
Philip lifted both completely out of the water. The duck was still thrashing madly. When the turtle opened its beak to hiss at us, the duck flew off. I'd say the carapace of this chelonian was roughly 18".
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Bobwhite, Northern @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Grebe, Pied-billed @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Grebe, Eared @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Egret, Snowy @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Heron, Green-backed @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Vulture, Turkey @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Harrier, Northern @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Hawk, Swainson's @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Kestrel, American @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Coot, American @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Plover, Snowy @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Killdeer @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Stilt, Black-necked @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Avocet, American @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Phalarope, Wilson's @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Gull, Ring-billed @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Dove, Rock @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Dove, Mourning @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Owl, Great Horned @Socorro->Boone's Draw
goatsucker sp. @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Flycatcher, Olive-sided @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Wood-Pewee, Western @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Flycatcher, Dusky / Flycatcher, Hammond's @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Kingbird, Western @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Shrike, Loggerhead @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Raven, Chihuahuan @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Lark, Horned @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Swallow, Violet-green @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Swallow, Cliff @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Swallow, Barn @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Thrush, Swainson's @Socorro->Boone's Draw
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Thrush, Hermit @Socorro->Boone's Draw
1988-05-06-0004
Robin, American @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Mockingbird, Northern @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Starling, European @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Black-and-white @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, Cassin's @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, Lark @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Blackbird, Red-winged @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Meadowlark, Eastern @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Meadowlark, Western @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Grackle, Great-tailed @Socorro->Boone's Draw
Oriole, Bullock's @Socorro->Boone's Draw

1988-05-07: NM: Boone's Draw->Hobbs

@day: Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Quail, Scaled @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Vulture, Turkey @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Hawk, Swainson's @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Hawk, Red-tailed @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Kestrel, American @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Curlew, Long-billed @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Dove, Mourning @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Flycatcher, Olive-sided @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Wood-Pewee, Western @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Empidonax sp. @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Kingbird, Cassin's @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Kingbird, Western @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Shrike, Loggerhead @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Vireo, Solitary @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Vireo, Warbling @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Raven, Chihuahuan @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Lark, Horned @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Wren, House @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Thrush, Hermit @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Warbler, Tennessee @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Warbler, Yellow @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Warbler, Audubon's @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Warbler, Wilson's @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Chat, Yellow-breasted @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Towhee, Green-tailed @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Sparrow, Cassin's @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Sparrow, Chipping @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Bunting, Lark @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Sparrow, White-crowned @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Tanager, Summer @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Grosbeak, Blue @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Blackbird, Red-winged @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Meadowlark, Western @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Oriole, Northern @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Oriole, Orchard @Boone's Draw->Hobbs
Sparrow, House @Boone's Draw->Hobbs

1988-05-08: NM: Hobbs->Carlsbad

Notable:  Tricolored Heron
@All: Lea County: Allred Tank
@RS: Rattlesnake Springs
@day: Hobbs->Carlsbad
Mallard @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Quail, Scaled @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Heron, Great Blue @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Egret, Snowy @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Heron, Tricolored @Rattlesnake Springs
Wading in the riparian habitat near the developed picnic area.
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Vulture, Turkey @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Hawk, Swainson's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Hawk, Red-tailed @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Kestrel, American @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Moorhen, Common @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Plover, Snowy @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Killdeer @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sandpiper, Spotted @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Yellowlegs, Greater @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Phalarope, Wilson's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Dove, Rock @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Dove, Mourning @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Nighthawk, Common @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Hummingbird, Broad-tailed @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Flycatcher, Olive-sided @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Wood-Pewee, Western @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Empidonax sp. @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Flycatcher, Vermilion @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Kingbird, Western @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Shrike, Loggerhead @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Raven, Chihuahuan @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Lark, Horned @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Swallow, Violet-green @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Swallow, Cliff @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Wren, Cactus @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Wren, House @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Thrush, Swainson's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Thrush, Hermit @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Mockingbird, Northern @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Starling, European @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Pipit, Water @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Warbler, Yellow @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Warbler, Wilson's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, Cassin's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, Chipping @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, Brewer's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, Lark @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, Black-throated @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Bunting, Lark @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, Savannah @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, Song @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, White-crowned @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Tanager, Summer @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Cardinal, Northern @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Pyrrhuloxia @Hobbs->Carlsbad
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Grosbeak, Black-headed @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Grosbeak, Blue @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Bunting, Painted @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Blackbird, Red-winged @Hobbs->Carlsbad
meadowlark sp. @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Blackbird, Brewer's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Grackle, Great-tailed @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Oriole, Bullock's @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Finch, House @Hobbs->Carlsbad
Sparrow, House @Hobbs->Carlsbad

1988-05-09: NM: Carlsbad->Boone's Draw

@day: Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Gadwall @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Mallard @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Teal, Cinnamon @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Shoveler, Northern @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Teal, Green-Winged @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Duck, Ring-necked @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Duck, Ruddy @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Bobwhite, Northern @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Grebe, Pied-billed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Grebe, Eared @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Egret, Snowy @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Heron, Green-backed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Vulture, Turkey @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Hawk, Swainson's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Hawk, Red-tailed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Kestrel, American @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Falcon, Prairie @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Coot, American @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Plover, Snowy @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Killdeer @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Stilt, Black-necked @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Avocet, American @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Sandpiper, Spotted @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Phalarope, Wilson's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Dove, Mourning @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
hummingbird sp. @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Kingfisher, Belted @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Flycatcher, Olive-sided @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Wood-Pewee, Western @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Flycatcher, Dusky / Flycatcher, Hammond's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Flycatcher, Vermilion @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Kingbird, Western @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Shrike, Loggerhead @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Vireo, Solitary @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Vireo, Bell's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
raven sp. @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Lark, Horned @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Swallow, Cliff @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Swallow, Barn @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Wren, Bewick's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Thrush, Hermit @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Mockingbird, Northern @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Starling, European @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Tennessee @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Virginia's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Yellow @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Warbler, Wilson's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Towhee, Green-tailed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, Cassin's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, Chipping @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, Vesper @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, Black-throated @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Bunting, Lark @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, White-crowned @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Tanager, Summer @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Tanager, Western @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Cardinal, Northern @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Grosbeak, Black-headed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Grosbeak, Blue @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Bunting, Lazuli @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Blackbird, Red-winged @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Meadowlark, Eastern @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Grackle, Great-tailed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Oriole, Orchard @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Oriole, Bullock's @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Finch, House @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Siskin, Pine @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw
Sparrow, House @Carlsbad->Boone's Draw

1988-05-10: NM: Boone's Draw->Socorro

@day: Boone's Draw->Socorro
Bobwhite, Northern @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Vulture, Turkey @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Accipiter sp. @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Hawk, Broad-winged @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Hawk, Swainson's @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Hawk, Red-tailed @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Kestrel, American @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Dove, Mourning @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Cuckoo, Yellow-billed @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Barn-Owl, Common @Boone's Draw->Socorro
nighthawk sp. @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Flycatcher, Olive-sided @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Kingbird, Western @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Shrike, Loggerhead @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Raven, Chihuahuan @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Lark, Horned @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Swallow, Cliff @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Swallow, Barn @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Wren, House @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Thrush, Swainson's @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Thrush, Hermit @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Mockingbird, Northern @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Starling, European @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Tennessee @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Nashville @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Yellow @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Audubon's @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Myrtle @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Blackpoll @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Black-and-white @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Redstart, American @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Prothonotary @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Ovenbird @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Warbler, Wilson's @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Sparrow, Chipping @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Sparrow, Vesper @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Bunting, Lark @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Sparrow, Lincoln's @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Sparrow, White-crowned @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Tanager, Western @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Grosbeak, Rose-breasted @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Grosbeak, Black-headed @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Grosbeak, Blue @Boone's Draw->Socorro
meadowlark sp. @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Oriole, Orchard @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Oriole, Bullock's @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Oriole, Baltimore @Boone's Draw->Socorro
Sparrow, House @Boone's Draw->Socorro

1988-05-31: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Dove, White-winged @Socorro
Finch, House @Socorro
Sparrow, House @Socorro

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