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2002-09-03: NM: Socorro

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

2002-09-04: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Kingbird, Western 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Swallow, Barn 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-09-06: NM: Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache

Notable:  Olive-sided Flycatcher; Vermilion Flycatcher
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@PD: Percha Dam SP
@PWHA: Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Fenced area north of Percha Dam SP.
@day: Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Route 0715-1000, Percha Wildlife Habitat Area, immediately north of PD. Due to a recent ankle injury I didn't feel safe wandering alone inside the area, so I worked the very south end and then the entire western fence. The fence along the south side does not extend quite to the river, so there's access to the extreme southeast corner (when there isn't a clown with two nasty dogs camped there like last April), but not far north there is a new watercourse that prevents access to anything further north. 1000-1130, Percha Dam SP. 1330-1500, Bosque del Apache NWR. Very slow. The former night heron roost at the east end of the central road is now dry and devoid of herons. The staff tell me that the night herons can be seen along the seasonal road, but that road is closed now. The only shorebird habitat I could find was the Marsh Boardwalk at the southwest corner of the loop, which has some mudflats due to lower water levels, but very few birds.
Mallard 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead 
1 @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Observation Blind pool.
1 @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Observation Blind pool.
Quail, Gambel's 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
@Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Pheasant, Ring-necked 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Olivaceous 
4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Near Marsh Boardwalk.
4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Near Marsh Boardwalk.
Pelican, American White 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pond near RR bridge over NM-1.
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pond near RR bridge over NM-1.
Heron, Great Blue 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey 
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Kestrel, American 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sora 
@Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Ten feet from the window at the Observation Blind.
@Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Ten feet from the window at the Observation Blind.
Coot, American 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Fields near Percha SP.
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Fields near Percha SP.
Sandpiper, Spotted 
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
@Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Western 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tern, Forster's 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: No black remaining on crown. Two-tone bill.
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: No black remaining on crown. Two-tone bill.
Dove, Rock 
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Dove, White-winged 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
Dove, Mourning 
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Roadrunner, Greater 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters feeders.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters feeders.
Hummingbird, Rufous 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters feeders.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters feeders.
Kingfisher, Belted 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
Flycatcher, Olive-sided 
@Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Northeast corner of the Farm Loop.
@Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Northeast corner of the Farm Loop.
Wood-Pewee, Western 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
@Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Hammond's 
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Behavior: By rapid wing/tail flicking.
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Behavior: By rapid wing/tail flicking.
Flycatcher, Gray 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Behavior: By tail-dipping.
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Behavior: By tail-dipping.
Phoebe, Black 
4 @Percha Dam SP
4 @Percha Dam SP
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
1♂ @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
2♀ @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
2♀ @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 
2 @Percha Dam SP
2 @Percha Dam SP
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: Many with brighter yellow, possibly recently molted. No Cassin's/Tropical/Couch's; I always check (especially given Jack Drummond's recent possible Tropical/Couch's report from BdA).
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: Many with brighter yellow, possibly recently molted. No Cassin's/Tropical/Couch's; I always check (especially given Jack Drummond's recent possible Tropical/Couch's report from BdA).
Shrike, Loggerhead 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
On NM 1 not far north of the RR bridge.
@Bosque del Apache NWR
On NM 1 not far north of the RR bridge.
Vireo, Solitary 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: Briefly saw one bird that looked evenly pale gray on the head, but not a good enough look to key it out to species.
Vocalizations: Characteristic question-and-answer song pattern.
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: Briefly saw one bird that looked evenly pale gray on the head, but not a good enough look to key it out to species.
Vocalizations: Characteristic question-and-answer song pattern.
Vireo, Warbling 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
Scrub-Jay, Western 
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Raven, Chihuahuan 
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Bosque del Apache NWR
There was a group of about 40 in farm fields on A101 between San Antonio and Luis Lopez.
Vocalizations: All were giving out the characterstic "rack-rack" call.
@Bosque del Apache NWR
There was a group of about 40 in farm fields on A101 between San Antonio and Luis Lopez.
Vocalizations: All were giving out the characterstic "rack-rack" call.
Swallow, Cliff 
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Around road bridges, especially early in the day.
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
Around road bridges, especially early in the day.
Swallow, Barn 
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
There were some light-bellied birds that might have been immatures or other species, but in general swallows were sparse.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
There were some light-bellied birds that might have been immatures or other species, but in general swallows were sparse.
Verdin 
6 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Vocalizations: Snapping-chalkline call.
All in mesquite scrub.
6 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Vocalizations: Snapping-chalkline call.
All in mesquite scrub.
Robin, American 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: Buffy vent plumage.
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: Buffy vent plumage.
Thrasher, Crissal 
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Near the bend in the western boundary road.
Description: First one was perched on a fencepost on the ridge above the road on the west side, so I could see a bit of brick-red vent. Another was working slowly through a huge thicket just across the road in the PWHA and gave me some nice long looks. The bill looks no heavier than a Curve-billed's; in proportion to the length it can even look a bit lighter. The bill is noticeably longer and more decurved and if fit to a circle would subtend an angle of about 45 degrees, compared to more like 25 for the Curve-billed.
2002-09-06-0025
2 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Near the bend in the western boundary road.
Description: First one was perched on a fencepost on the ridge above the road on the west side, so I could see a bit of brick-red vent. Another was working slowly through a huge thicket just across the road in the PWHA and gave me some nice long looks. The bill looks no heavier than a Curve-billed's; in proportion to the length it can even look a bit lighter. The bill is noticeably longer and more decurved and if fit to a circle would subtend an angle of about 45 degrees, compared to more like 25 for the Curve-billed.
2002-09-06-0025
Warbler, Lucy's 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: One quick look at a rusty rump.
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: One quick look at a rusty rump.
Warbler, Virginia's 
2+ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: The first was quite plain gray over white with just a bit of yellow blush around the flanks. Got a better look at the second one, noted the even white eyering in the plain gray head, the greenish-yellow rump and yellowish around the vent.
2+ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Description: The first was quite plain gray over white with just a bit of yellow blush around the flanks. Got a better look at the second one, noted the even white eyering in the plain gray head, the greenish-yellow rump and yellowish around the vent.
Warbler, MacGillivray's 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
Warbler, Wilson's 
100+ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
100+ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
sparrow sp. 
@Percha Dam SP
Description: Saw one bird whose entire chest and belly was white, covered with fine streaks, with no central `stickpin'. Could have been Song Sparrow or Savannah or perhaps an immature something else. Face was gray with a dark line through the eye, and the crest looked to be fine dark streaks on a brown background, possibly with a brown median stripe. Folded primes were plain rufous.
@Percha Dam SP
Description: Saw one bird whose entire chest and belly was white, covered with fine streaks, with no central `stickpin'. Could have been Song Sparrow or Savannah or perhaps an immature something else. Face was gray with a dark line through the eye, and the crest looked to be fine dark streaks on a brown background, possibly with a brown median stripe. Folded primes were plain rufous.
Towhee, Spotted 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Vocalizations: Singing early.
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Vocalizations: Singing early.
Sparrow, Chipping 
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Percha Dam SP
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Brewer's 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
Sparrow, White-crowned 
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Northwest corner.
@Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Northwest corner.
Tanager, Summer 
♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
West side of the Marsh Loop.
♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
West side of the Marsh Loop.
Tanager, Western 
2♀ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
2♀ @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Blackbird, Red-winged 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Meadowlark, Western 
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Blackbird, Brewer's 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: Heard a lot of its 'kick' notes coming out of a grassy field.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: Heard a lot of its 'kick' notes coming out of a grassy field.
Goldfinch, Lesser 
@Percha Dam SP
@Percha Dam SP
Sparrow, House 
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache
# @Percha Dam SP-Bosque del Apache

2002-09-10: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Robin, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Mockingbird, Northern 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Starling, European 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-09-12: NM: Socorro

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

2002-09-19: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Dove, Rock 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Scrub-Jay, Western 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-09-22: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Solitaire, Townsend's 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-09-23: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
domestic goose sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
domestic duck sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Accipiter sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Coot, American 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Flicker, Red-shafted 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Flycatcher, Olive-sided 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Empidonax sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Kingbird, Western 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Vireo, Warbling 
@Socorro
@Socorro
raven sp. 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Swallow, Bank 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Swallow, Barn 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Verdin 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Nuthatch, White-breasted 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Orange-crowned 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Warbler, Audubon's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Sparrow, Savannah 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Grackle, Common 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-09-25: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Jay, Steller's 
@Socorro
@Socorro
Scrub-Jay, Western 
@Socorro
@Socorro

2002-09-26: NM: Socorro

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

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