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2002-04-04: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-04-05: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Phoebe, Say's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Scrub-Jay, Western 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Swallow, Barn 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Phainopepla 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-04-07: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
domestic goose sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
domestic duck sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Wigeon, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Heron, Great Blue 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Hawk, Cooper's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Kingfisher, Belted 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Audubon's 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-04-10: NM: Socorro

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

2002-04-13: NM: Socorro

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

2002-04-16: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Hawk, Swainson's 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-04-20: NM: Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache

Notable:  Common Black-Hawk; Common Barn-Owl; Vermilion Flycatcher; Verdin
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@EBD: Elephant Butte Damsite
@PD: Percha Dam SP
@PWHA: Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@day: Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Route
0715-0915, @PWHA. The fence on the south side is in pretty good repair, unfortunately, and the river end was occupied by campers with a couple of aggressive dogs. So I went in on the east side where the watercourse crosses under the road, worked the cottonwood grove in the middle of the area, and escaped by climbing the gate near the northerly end of the west boundary. Judging by the lack of good foot trails, there's not much foot traffic through here. Note to thoroughly lacerated self: next time, wear long pants.
0915-1015, Percha Dam SP, including the first half mile or so of the trail south from the south end.
1200, briefly looked around Elephant Butte Dam.
Early afternoon, once around the loop at Bosque del Apache. No scope, and the wind kept the numbers down.
Missed There were rumors of a White Ibis, and a visitor recorded it in the log today at the visitor center, and I looked hard at every ibis, but no such luck.
Gadwall 
200+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Most common waterfowl today.
200+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Most common waterfowl today.
Mallard 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the southbound leg of the south loop.
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the southbound leg of the south loop.
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the southbound leg of the south loop.
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the southbound leg of the south loop.
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the southbound leg of the south loop.
Teal, Cinnamon 
~12 @Bosque del Apache NWR
~12 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern 
50+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
50+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged 
4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead 
6 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the south end of the south loop.
6 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the south end of the south loop.
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Near the northbound leg of the south loop.
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Near the northbound leg of the south loop.
Duck, Ruddy 
20+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
20+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Grebe, Pied-billed 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Olivaceous 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Double-crested 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
About a quarter of the cormorants.
@Bosque del Apache NWR
About a quarter of the cormorants.
Egret, Great 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
I-25 near Caballo Dam.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
I-25 near Caballo Dam.
5+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
5+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy 
12 @Bosque del Apache NWR
12 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Cattle 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
"Ardeid lounge" at the E end of the center road.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
"Ardeid lounge" at the E end of the center road.
Ibis, White-faced 
40+ @Percha Dam SP
40+ @Percha Dam SP
200+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
200+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey 
40+ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Roosting.
40+ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Roosting.
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Black-Hawk, Common 
@Percha Dam SP
Description: I looked up and saw a good-sized, chunky, all-black raptor perching, facing me. Cere was yellow, with a small pale gray area around it. Legs yellow. All the plumage I could see was either a dark charcoal gray or very dark with a slightly warm brownish cast; this should show in my photos. When flushed, I got a short but full-on look at the tail pattern from below: black basally, with a white subterminal band about an inch wide, then the last inch black. I didn't see the narrow white terminal band shown in the guides, but the bird was in and out of sunlight and the look was brief.
2002-04-20-00042002-04-20-0005
@Percha Dam SP
Description: I looked up and saw a good-sized, chunky, all-black raptor perching, facing me. Cere was yellow, with a small pale gray area around it. Legs yellow. All the plumage I could see was either a dark charcoal gray or very dark with a slightly warm brownish cast; this should show in my photos. When flushed, I got a short but full-on look at the tail pattern from below: black basally, with a white subterminal band about an inch wide, then the last inch black. I didn't see the narrow white terminal band shown in the guides, but the bird was in and out of sunlight and the look was brief.
2002-04-20-00042002-04-20-0005
Hawk, Red-tailed 
2i @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2i @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Kestrel, American 
3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Farm fields NW of the state park.
3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Farm fields NW of the state park.
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Coot, American 
200 @Bosque del Apache NWR
200 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill 
3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
I-25 near Caballo Reservoir.
3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
I-25 near Caballo Reservoir.
Killdeer 
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Vocalizations: Heard only.
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Vocalizations: Heard only.
Stilt, Black-necked 
15+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
15+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American 
40+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
40+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted 
1 @Percha Dam SP
1 @Percha Dam SP
Yellowlegs, Greater 
5+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
5+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Western 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Easiest to see just W of the northbound segment of the seasonal road.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Easiest to see just W of the northbound segment of the seasonal road.
Sandpiper, Least 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
dowitcher sp. 
100+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the south loop.
100+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Inside the south loop.
Dove, Rock 
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
T or C.
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
T or C.
Dove, White-winged 
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
Roadrunner, Greater 
1 @Percha Dam SP
1 @Percha Dam SP
Barn-Owl, Common 
1 @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
1 @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 
1♂ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
1♂ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Flycatcher, Olive-sided 
1 @Percha Dam SP
Trail from the south end.
Eating a good-sized dragonfly. Made me look twice. I saw the tail of the dragonfly sticking out of its mouth: “What the hell? Looks like a flycatcher, but with a long thin bill?”
1 @Percha Dam SP
Trail from the south end.
Eating a good-sized dragonfly. Made me look twice. I saw the tail of the dragonfly sticking out of its mouth: “What the hell? Looks like a flycatcher, but with a long thin bill?”
Wood-Pewee, Western 
1 @Percha Dam SP
South-end trail.
1 @Percha Dam SP
South-end trail.
Phoebe, Black 
1 @Percha Dam SP
Around the bridge at the north end of the park.
1 @Percha Dam SP
Around the bridge at the north end of the park.
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @Elephant Butte Damsite
1 @Elephant Butte Damsite
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Percha Dam SP
1♂ @Percha Dam SP
1♀ @Percha Dam SP
1♀ @Percha Dam SP
Kingbird, Western 
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Vireo, Cassin's 
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Vireo, Warbling 
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
raven sp. 
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Especially along I-25.
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Especially along I-25.
Swallow, Violet-green 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged 
# @Percha Dam SP
About half of all the swallows here.
# @Percha Dam SP
About half of all the swallows here.
Swallow, Cliff 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Elephant Butte Damsite
# @Elephant Butte Damsite
Swallow, Barn 
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha WHA-Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Verdin 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2002-04-20-0008
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2002-04-20-0008
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Robin, American 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
Mockingbird, Northern 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Farmyard just northwest of PWHA.
2002-04-20-0034
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Farmyard just northwest of PWHA.
2002-04-20-0034
Starling, European 
2 @Percha Dam SP
2 @Percha Dam SP
Phainopepla 
1 @Percha Dam SP
1 @Percha Dam SP
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Warbler, Lucy's 
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Seen well in mesquite by the E boundary road.
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Seen well in mesquite by the E boundary road.
4 @Percha Dam SP
Heard in the riverside cottonwood thickets.
4 @Percha Dam SP
Heard in the riverside cottonwood thickets.
Warbler, Yellow 
2 @Percha Dam SP
2 @Percha Dam SP
Warbler, Audubon's 
# @Percha Dam SP
Two dozen or so, most in basic, three bright males in alternate.
# @Percha Dam SP
Two dozen or so, most in basic, three bright males in alternate.
Warbler, Wilson's 
2 @Percha Dam SP
2 @Percha Dam SP
Sparrow, Chipping 
# @Percha Dam SP
Common on lawns.
# @Percha Dam SP
Common on lawns.
Sparrow, Lark 
1 @Percha Dam SP
1 @Percha Dam SP
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Junco, Gray-headed 
1 @Percha Dam SP
1 @Percha Dam SP
Junco, Pink-sided 
2 @Percha Dam SP
2 @Percha Dam SP
Pyrrhuloxia 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2002-04-20-00352002-04-20-0036
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2002-04-20-00352002-04-20-0036
Blackbird, Red-winged 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cowbird, Brown-headed 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
Oriole, Bullock's 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Finch, House 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Sparrow, House 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP

2002-04-21: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Wigeon, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Thrush, Hermit 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Phainopepla 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Wilson's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Goldfinch, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-04-24: NM: Bosque del Apache NWR

@day: Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bosque del Apache NWR

2002-04-25: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Wigeon, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Heron, Green 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Dove, White-winged 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Kingfisher, Belted 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Raven, Common 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Yellow 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Wilson's 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-04-27: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Heron, Green 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Kingfisher, Belted 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Empidonax sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Audubon's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Wilson's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Towhee, Green-tailed 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Sparrow, Brewer's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Sparrow, Lark 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-04-30: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Waxwing, Cedar 
@Socorro
@Socorro

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