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1999-05-01: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Cordilleran Flycatcher
@day: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Flycatcher, Cordilleran @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: Broken eyering.
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro: 507 Fitch

1999-05-02: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Cordilleran Flycatcher; House Wren; Orange-crowned Warbler; Townsend's Warbler
@day: Socorro
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Socorro
Empidonax sp. @Socorro
Behavior: Pumps tail up, then down.
Flycatcher, Cordilleran @Socorro
Near PRRC (Kelly Hall).
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro
Vocalizations: 'pee-er-ee'
Vireo, Solitary @Socorro
Wren, House @Socorro
Robin, American @Socorro
Description: Partial albinism: a white patch at the wrist.
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Socorro
602 Fitch Street.
Warbler, Yellow @Socorro
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro
Warbler, Myrtle @Socorro
Warbler, Townsend's @Socorro
Just southwest of the PRRC.
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro
Pyrrhuloxia 2 @Socorro
Pair in mesquite below a house on Goad Road, opposite Baca Hall on the Tech campus.
Vocalizations: 'riddick^3'

1999-05-03: NM: Socorro Riverine Park

@day: Socorro Riverine Park
Night-Heron, Black-crowned 2 @Socorro Riverine Park
Vocalizations: 'kwok'
Merlin @Socorro Riverine Park
Description: Slate gray crown and upperparts; faint light superciliary; feet orange; small bill; strong direct flight; pointed wings; blunt tail.
Empidonax sp. @Socorro Riverine Park
Behavior: Flicks wings and tail up.
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Socorro Riverine Park
Vocalizations: 'gih-beer'
Vireo, Warbling @Socorro Riverine Park
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro Riverine Park
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro Riverine Park
Towhee, Spotted @Socorro Riverine Park
Tanager, Summer @Socorro Riverine Park
Vocalizations: 'splickeder'
Tanager, Western @Socorro Riverine Park

1999-05-04: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Black @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Near the campus chiller plant.

1999-05-06: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Empidonax sp. @Socorro
602 Fitch Street.
Behavior: Pumps tail up, then down.
Sparrow, Chipping 100+ @Socorro
On the Tech athletic field.
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro

1999-05-07: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Black-throated Gray Warbler
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@day: Socorro
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro
Swallow, Violet-green @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro
Warbler, Black-throated Gray @Socorro
Near PRRC (Kelly Hall) on the Tech campus.
Description: Black crown; black face; white superciliary; white underparts; black throat; yellow spots on lores.
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Siskin, Pine @Socorro

1999-05-08: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Carolina Wren; Hooded Warbler
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Riv: Socorro Riverine Park
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@day: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route North American Migration Count: 2.3 miles and 4:12 on foot, 26.6 miles and 2:55 by car.
Mallard 2 @Socorro County
Quail, Gambel's 2 @Socorro County
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Socorro County
Kestrel, American 4 @Socorro County
Rail, Virginia 1 @Socorro County
Coot, American 1 @Socorro County
Killdeer 1 @Socorro County
Sandpiper, Spotted 1 @Socorro County
Dove, Rock 48 @Socorro County
Dove, White-winged 28 @Socorro County
Dove, Mourning 14 @Socorro County
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 2 @Socorro County
Hummingbird, Broad-tailed 1 @Socorro County
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Socorro County
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Socorro County
Flycatcher, "Western" 2 @Socorro County
Description: Almond-shaped eyering.
Flycatcher, Dusky / Flycatcher, Hammond's 3 @Socorro County
Flycatcher, Gray 1 @Socorro County
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro County
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 4 @Socorro County
Kingbird, Cassin's 2 @Socorro County
Kingbird, Western 14 @Socorro County
Vireo, Warbling 1 @Socorro County
Raven, Common 1 @Socorro County
Swallow, Violet-green 1 @Socorro County
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged 5 @Socorro County
Swallow, Barn 43 @Socorro County
Wren, Carolina 1 @Socorro Riverine Park
Robin, American 44 @Socorro County
Mockingbird, Northern 6 @Socorro County
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Nesting in my yard.
Starling, European 8 @Socorro County
Phainopepla 
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Faculty Hill.
1♀ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Warbler, Orange-crowned 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Virginia's 2 @Socorro County
Warbler, Yellow 4 @Socorro County
Warbler, Audubon's 4 @Socorro County
Warbler, Black-throated Gray 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, MacGillivray's 3 @Socorro County
Yellowthroat, Common 1 @Socorro County
Warbler, Hooded 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
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Warbler, Wilson's 13 @Socorro County
Towhee, Spotted 4 @Socorro County
Sparrow, Brewer's 3 @Socorro County
Sparrow, Lark 7 @Socorro County
Sparrow, White-crowned 2 @Socorro County
Tanager, Summer 6 @Socorro County
Tanager, Western 1 @Socorro County
Grosbeak, Black-headed 8 @Socorro County
Blackbird, Red-winged 5 @Socorro County
Grackle, Common 2 @Socorro County
Near MSEC-III building.
Grackle, Great-tailed 7 @Socorro County
Cowbird, Brown-headed 5 @Socorro County
Oriole, Bullock's 4 @Socorro County
Finch, House 7 @Socorro County
Siskin, Pine 3 @Socorro County
Goldfinch, Lesser 6 @Socorro County
Goldfinch, American 3 @Socorro County
Sparrow, House 32 @Socorro County

1999-05-13: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Indigo Bunting
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Heron, Green 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Heading for the pond at hole 16 on the golf course.
Flycatcher, Dusky / Flycatcher, Hammond's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Kingbird, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Swallow, Barn @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Mockingbird, Northern @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Yellow @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Wilson's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Tanager, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Bunting, Indigo @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: No wingbars on dark wing.

1999-05-18: NM: Socorro

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@day: Socorro
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingbird, Western @Socorro
Description: Would have fooled anyone relying on tail characters alone: tip wear, white outer retrices not visible in the folded tail, but the head was pale. When it flew, saw the white outers.
Swallow, Cliff 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Swallow, Barn # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Yellow ♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vocalizations: Singing.
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro
Description: Alternate plumage.
Warbler, MacGillivray's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro
Tanager, Western @Socorro
Grosbeak, Blue ♀ @Socorro
Description: Hard to key out, but had that rich cocoa-brown contour plumage.
Grackle, Common @Socorro
Grackle, Great-tailed @Socorro
Goldfinch, Lesser @Socorro

1999-05-19: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Northern Waterthrush
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@day: Socorro
Kingfisher, Belted @Socorro
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro
Phainopepla @Socorro
Near Neel x Gurdon.
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro
Waterthrush, Northern @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Solid brown crown; eyeline buffy, narrowing posteriorly; flanks white.
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Socorro
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro
Sparrow, White-crowned 1a @Socorro
Tanager, Western @Socorro
Near Baca Hall on the Tech campus.

1999-05-20: NM: Socorro

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro
Phrynosoma cornutum in my driveway: sand-colored, snout-vent about 4cm, four horns on its head.
Sandpiper, Spotted 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Dove, Mourning @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Waxwing, Cedar 20+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro
Warbler, Wilson's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, Black-throated @Socorro
Southwest corner of Faculty Hill.
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grosbeak, Blue 1♀ @Socorro
Bunting, Indigo @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Strong blue head, dark wrist.

1999-05-22: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@day: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Screech-Owl, Western 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

1999-05-23: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Curve-billed Thrasher
@day: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed i @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: A rather unwary juvenile with short bill and tail that didn't feel like moving when I parked the car. Locally hatched.

1999-05-25: NM: Socorro

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Killdeer 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Dove, Mourning 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phainopepla 
Leroy x Fitch.
1♂ @Socorro
Leroy x Fitch.
1♀ @Socorro
Leroy x Fitch.
Towhee, Green-tailed @Socorro
Dike road west of Faculty Hill.
Description: By skulking behavior, size, and greenish-gray back and tail.
Grackle, Common @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grackle, Great-tailed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

1999-05-26: NM: Socorro

@Goad: Socorro: Goad Road
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@day: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Socorro
Description: One has a much longer upper mandible.
Seen together.
Phainopepla 
3♂ @Socorro
5♀ @Socorro

1999-05-27: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Verdin 2 @Socorro
Faculty Hill, seen from the gas meter on the flood control dike.
Breeding: Copulating.
Phainopepla 
1♂ @Socorro
Below Goad Road.
4 @Socorro
Leroy Ave x Fitch Street.

1999-05-29: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Crow, American 2 @Socorro
Near Speare Hall on the Tech campus.
Both with injured left wing. Escaped by running and hopping.
Phainopepla @Socorro
Leroy Ave x Fitch Street.

1999-05-30: NM: Socorro

Notable:  MacGillivray's Warbler
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@day: Socorro
domestic goose sp. @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
domestic duck sp. @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Dove, Mourning 8 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
hummingbird sp. @Socorro
Below Goad Road.
Behavior: Pendulum display.
Phainopepla 1 @Socorro
Near east end of Family Student Housing.
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Late.
Grackle, Common # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

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