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1999-12-02: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Phoebe, Black 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Junco, Pink-sided 
@Socorro
@Socorro

1999-12-04: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Wigeon, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Roadrunner, Greater 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Wren, Bewick's 
@Socorro
@Socorro

1999-12-06: NM: San Acacia

@day: San Acacia
Kingfisher, Belted 
@San Acacia
@San Acacia

1999-12-08: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Phoebe, Black 
@Socorro
@Socorro

1999-12-11: NM: San Acacia

@day: San Acacia
Vulture, Turkey 
@San Acacia
@San Acacia
Kingfisher, Belted 
@San Acacia
@San Acacia

1999-12-15: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Wigeon, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Mallard 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Redhead 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Scaup, Lesser 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Killdeer 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Verdin 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
@Socorro
@Socorro

1999-12-19: NM: Socorro County

@Bear: San Mateo Mountains: Beartrap Canyon
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@RR: Socorro Co.: US-60 Roadside Rest
Near the turnoff to Mount Withington.
@SM: Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
@SS: Socorro: Sedillo Spring
@Soc: Socorro
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@VLA: Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
Route 0700, leave Socorro; drive to the VLA, then south of there a few miles. Back to US-60, up Mount Withington road to the saddle and upper Beartrap. Thence via FR-56 to NM-107 to Magdalena. Sedillo Spring late in the day.
Accompanied by someone named Cliff.
Wigeon, Eurasian 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Redhead 
7♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
7♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Quail, Scaled 
30 @Socorro County
Near NM107 a bit N of its jct with FR56.
Lifer for Cliff.
30 @Socorro County
Near NM107 a bit N of its jct with FR56.
Lifer for Cliff.
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 
1 @Socorro County
Near Socorro.
1 @Socorro County
Near Socorro.
Hawk, Red-tailed 
@Socorro County
@Socorro County
Hawk, Ferruginous 
@Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
Near VLA headquarters.
Description: White bases to outer primes; tail white, pinkish near tip; head white except dark crown.
Behavior: Hovering.
@Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
Near VLA headquarters.
Description: White bases to outer primes; tail white, pinkish near tip; head white except dark crown.
Behavior: Hovering.
Eagle, Golden 
1 @Socorro County
Coursing low off US-60 near Socorro.
1 @Socorro County
Coursing low off US-60 near Socorro.
Kestrel, American 
@Socorro County
@Socorro County
Dove, White-winged 
# @Socorro
Lifer for Cliff.
# @Socorro
Lifer for Cliff.
Dove, Mourning 
1 @Socorro County
US-60 near Socorro.
Behavior: Interacting with the shrike.
1 @Socorro County
US-60 near Socorro.
Behavior: Interacting with the shrike.
Flicker, Red-shafted 
@Socorro County
@Socorro County
Shrike, Loggerhead 
1 @Socorro
1 @Socorro
1 @Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
1 @Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
Jay, Pinyon 
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
Road to Withington, just off US-60; also FR-56 at a tank.
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
Road to Withington, just off US-60; also FR-56 at a tank.
Jay, Steller's 
# @San Mateo Mountains: Beartrap Canyon
# @San Mateo Mountains: Beartrap Canyon
Scrub-Jay, Western 
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
Near Big Rosa Canyon from FR-56.
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
Near Big Rosa Canyon from FR-56.
Crow, American 
# @Socorro
# @Socorro
Raven, Common 
# @Socorro County
# @Socorro County
Lark, Horned 
# @Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
# @Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
Chickadee, Mountain 
# @Socorro Co.: US-60 Roadside Rest
# @Socorro Co.: US-60 Roadside Rest
Titmouse, Juniper 
# @Socorro Co.: US-60 Roadside Rest
# @Socorro Co.: US-60 Roadside Rest
Nuthatch, White-breasted 
# @Socorro Co.: US-60 Roadside Rest
# @Socorro Co.: US-60 Roadside Rest
Nuthatch, Pygmy 
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
From FR-56.
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
From FR-56.
Wren, Cactus 
1 @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Lifer for Cliff.
1 @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Lifer for Cliff.
Bluebird, Western 
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
Robin, American 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Waxwing, Cedar 
1 @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
FR-56, with a flock of bluebirds.
Description: Vent white.
1 @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
FR-56, with a flock of bluebirds.
Description: Vent white.
Towhee, Canyon 
1 @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
FR-56.
1 @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
FR-56.
1 @Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
1 @Socorro Co.: Very Large Array
Sparrow, Chipping 
1 @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
FR-56, at a tank.
1 @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
FR-56, at a tank.
Sparrow, Brewer's 
# @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
# @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Sparrow, Black-throated 
# @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
# @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Sparrow, Sage 
2 @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
2 @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
# @Socorro Co.: San Mateo Mountains
# @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
# @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Junco, Dark-eyed 
# @Socorro County
# @Socorro County
Junco, Gray-headed 
# @Socorro County
Most common form.
# @Socorro County
Most common form.
Junco, Oregon 
# @Socorro County
Least common form.
# @Socorro County
Least common form.
Junco, Pink-sided 
# @Socorro County
Second most common form.
# @Socorro County
Second most common form.
Finch, House 
# @Socorro County
# @Socorro County

1999-12-18: NM: Bluewater Lake CBC

Notable:  House Wren
@BC: Bluewater Creek
@BL: Bluewater Lake CBC
@BV: Bluewater Village
Route Started 1030, worked east and north part of circle with Bruce Pataky, ended about 1700. Started with village, then fields N and W, then mouth of Bluewater Creek canyon, then above lake, finally at Cottonwood Gulch near NW arm of lake. Bruce recorded the numbers.
Goose, Canada 
26 @Bluewater Lake CBC
Near the Dairy Queen at Bluewater Village.
26 @Bluewater Lake CBC
Near the Dairy Queen at Bluewater Village.
Mallard 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Teal, Green-Winged 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Duck, Ring-necked 
1♂ @Bluewater Lake CBC
1♂ @Bluewater Lake CBC
1♀ @Bluewater Lake CBC
1♀ @Bluewater Lake CBC
Scaup, Lesser 
1♀ @Bluewater Lake CBC
1♀ @Bluewater Lake CBC
Bufflehead 
1♂ @Bluewater Lake CBC
1♂ @Bluewater Lake CBC
Heron, Great Blue 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
On the ice of Bluewater Lake.
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
On the ice of Bluewater Lake.
Harrier, Northern 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 
1 @Bluewater Creek
1 @Bluewater Creek
Hawk, Red-tailed 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Kestrel, American 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Flicker, Red-shafted 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @Bluewater Village
1 @Bluewater Village
Shrike, Loggerhead 
1 @Bluewater Lake CBC
1 @Bluewater Lake CBC
Jay, Pinyon 
140 @Bluewater Creek
140 @Bluewater Creek
Scrub-Jay, Western 
@Bluewater Creek
@Bluewater Creek
Raven, Common 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Titmouse, Juniper 
1 @Bluewater Creek
1 @Bluewater Creek
Wren, Canyon 
4 @Bluewater Creek
4 @Bluewater Creek
Wren, House 
1 @Bluewater Village
Fencerow on west side.
Description: Well seen for a minute or so in strong direct light. Superciliary area was a bit lighter brown than the face but nothing resembling a stripe. Underparts brown. Too much tail for a Winter, not enough for a Bewick's.
1 @Bluewater Village
Fencerow on west side.
Description: Well seen for a minute or so in strong direct light. Superciliary area was a bit lighter brown than the face but nothing resembling a stripe. Underparts brown. Too much tail for a Winter, not enough for a Bewick's.
Bluebird, Mountain 
250 @Bluewater Lake CBC
Behavior: Many were acting like Horned Larks, wheeling and feeding in grassy fields.
250 @Bluewater Lake CBC
Behavior: Many were acting like Horned Larks, wheeling and feeding in grassy fields.
Robin, American 
1 @Bluewater Creek
1 @Bluewater Creek
Thrasher, Sage 
1 @Bluewater Creek
Outside the canyon mouth.
1 @Bluewater Creek
Outside the canyon mouth.
Starling, European 
# @Bluewater Village
# @Bluewater Village
Sparrow, Song 
# @Bluewater Creek
Dozens.
# @Bluewater Creek
Dozens.
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Bluewater Creek
# @Bluewater Creek
Junco, Dark-eyed 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Mostly Gray-headed; a few Pink-sided; fewer Oregon.
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
Mostly Gray-headed; a few Pink-sided; fewer Oregon.
Meadowlark, Western 
# @Bluewater Lake CBC
# @Bluewater Lake CBC

1999-12-21: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Warbler, Audubon's 
@Socorro
@Socorro

1999-12-23: NM: San Acacia

@day: San Acacia
Kingfisher, Belted 
@San Acacia
@San Acacia

1999-12-24: NM: San Acacia

@day: San Acacia
Kingfisher, Belted 
@San Acacia
@San Acacia

1999-12-28: NM: Bosque del Apache

@day: Bosque del Apache
Merganser, Common 
@Bosque del Apache
@Bosque del Apache
Pelican, White 
@Bosque del Apache
@Bosque del Apache
Egret, Great 
@Bosque del Apache
@Bosque del Apache

1999-12-28: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
@Socorro
@Socorro

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