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1999-03-04: NM: Hobbs

@day: Hobbs
Mockingbird, Northern @Hobbs
1107 West Gold, the old family house.
Vocalizations: Singing.

1999-03-06: NM: Rattlesnake Springs

Notable:  Eastern Phoebe; House Wren; Brown Thrasher
@day: Rattlesnake Springs
Hawk, Red-tailed @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Black @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Eastern @Rattlesnake Springs
Description: Black head, no wingbars, too light for Black Phoebe.
Vocalizations: 'pirbik'
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Verdin @Rattlesnake Springs
Near the exit.
Creeper, Brown 2 @Rattlesnake Springs
Wren, House @Rattlesnake Springs
Near the pond outflow.
Description: No white eyeline; tail not stubby.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Rattlesnake Springs
Description: Saw the crown flash.
Vocalizations: 'jibbit'
Thrush, Hermit @Rattlesnake Springs
Description: Reddish uppertail.
Mockingbird, Northern @Rattlesnake Springs
Thrasher, Brown @Rattlesnake Springs
In the thickets south of the pond outflow.
Description: Rufous from crown to tail tip.
Sparrow, Song @Rattlesnake Springs
Description: Very rufous bird that I miscalled as a red Fox Sparrow.
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Sparrow, Lincoln's @Rattlesnake Springs
Near the exit.
Cardinal, Northern 3-5 @Rattlesnake Springs
Vocalizations: 'cheer^{2-4} chup^{2-4}'. At close range, the 'chup' notes sound more like 'chookle' ('oo' as in 'loop'). Also 'whreep^{4-9}' and 'furr-ee cheer^{4-12}'.
Pyrrhuloxia 1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs

1999-03-09: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
South of Macey Center.
Verdin 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
East end of Family Student Housing.

1999-03-10: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@FSH: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Family Student Housing
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American 66 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Canvasback 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked 
7♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
8♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
3♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Scaup, Lesser 
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Description: Plain blue bill, no white flank finger, pointy head.
2♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Family Student Housing
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Family Student Housing
East of Family Student Housing, on cholla.

1999-03-11: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kestrel, American 
Chaparral Road near Harold Drive RR crossing.
Breeding: Copulation observed.
1♂ @Socorro
Chaparral Road near Harold Drive RR crossing.
1♀ @Socorro
Chaparral Road near Harold Drive RR crossing.
Kingfisher, Belted 1♀ @Socorro
Harold Drive RR crossing.
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro: 507 Fitch

1999-03-13: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American 100 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Canvasback 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Duck, Ring-necked 
5♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
8♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Scaup, Lesser @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Roadrunner, Greater @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Nortwest corner of Faculty Hill.
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Waxwing, Cedar @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Southwest corner of the patio in front of the MSEC building.
Description: Yellow belly, wing plain or with red tips. In junipers and elms with seed clusters.
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vocalizations: 'tseer'
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

1999-03-16: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
6♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Scaup, Lesser @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Waxwing, Cedar 22+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

1999-03-17: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American 
80+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
18th hole pond.
118 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ring-necked 
4♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
6♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Scaup, Lesser 
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Killdeer 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Flicker, Red-shafted 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
West end of Family Student Housing.

1999-03-18: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Gull, Ring-billed 10+ @Socorro
Circling near Franklin Street school offices.

1999-03-19: NM: Socorro

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro
Wigeon, American 
92 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
120+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ring-necked 
5♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
5♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
3♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Scaup, Lesser 
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Phoebe, Black @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

1999-03-21: NM: Socorro

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro
Duck, Ring-necked 
4♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
3♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Scaup, Lesser 
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Phoebe, Black @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

1999-03-24: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American 
36 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
70 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ring-necked 
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Scaup, Lesser @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Screech-Owl, Western 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Inner campus. Same tree as last year.
Time 1845.
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
meadowlark sp. @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
West end of Family Student Housing.
Vocalizations: 'jipe'; also a gurgle like Brown-headed Cowbird.

1999-03-25: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Vulture, Turkey @Socorro
First definite record of the year. Some possibles, weeks ago.

1999-03-27: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Waterthrush, Louisiana [fide Pat Basham] @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Turtle Bay.

1999-03-28: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Near MSEC.
Vocalizations: 'psht'

1999-03-30: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American 46 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ring-necked 
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Accipiter sp. @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Description: Probably Sharp-shinned by the square tail.
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Near the "duck crossing" sign.
Behavior: Strafing the Accipiter.
Dove, Mourning 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Family Student Housing.
Vocalizations: Variety of long whistled notes, about 1 second long.
Hovering on a stiff breeze.

1999-03-31: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Wigeon, American @Socorro
Duck, Ring-necked @Socorro
Accipiter sp. @Socorro
Kestrel, American @Socorro

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