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2008-05-01: NM: Socorro-Bernardo-Vaughn-Clovis

@Ber: Bernardo-Willard
@NMT: New Mexico Tech
@Road: Socorro-Bernardo-Vaughn-Clovis
@V: Encino-Vaughn
@Wil: Willard-Encino
Pronghorn on the Willard-Encino leg.
Quail, Gambel's 2 @New Mexico Tech
Southeast corner of the MSEC-III building.
Vulture, Turkey @Bernardo-Willard
Harrier, Northern @Encino-Vaughn
After dark, carrying a rodent.
Hawk, Swainson's @Bernardo-Willard
Dove, Mourning @Bernardo-Willard
Kingbird, Western @Bernardo-Willard
raven sp. 1 @Bernardo-Willard
Raven, Chihuahuan @Encino-Vaughn
Lark, Horned @Willard-Encino
meadowlark sp. @Bernardo-Willard

2008-05-02: NM: Clovis-Socorro

Notable:  Cassin's Vireo; Red-breasted Nuthatch; House Wren; Green-tailed Towhee
@ES: Encino-Socorro
@FSV: Fort Sumner-Vaughn
@Mel: Melrose Woods
@Road: Clovis-Socorro
@Soc: Socorro
@VE: Vaughn-Encino
@day: Clovis-Socorro
Route
06:10, at Melrose, windy, temp 32°F.
07:40, primary lens failure.
09:15, due to equipment problems, high winds, fatigue, and general lack of birds, canceled a projected three-day photo safari: back to Socorro.
Vulture, Turkey @Encino-Socorro
Hawk, Swainson's @Melrose Woods
Near Vaughn.
2008-05-02-04982008-05-02-05002008-05-02-05012008-05-02-0502
Dove, Mourning @Melrose Woods
Flicker, Red-shafted @Melrose Woods
Empidonax sp. @Melrose Woods
Behavior: Frequently raised, then lowered its tail.
2008-05-02-03912008-05-02-03962008-05-02-03972008-05-02-03982008-05-02-03992008-05-02-0406
Kingbird, Western @Melrose Woods
Vireo, Cassin's 1 @Melrose Woods
Description: Head light gray, body with some yellowish tinges.
Raven, Chihuahuan 
@Clovis-Socorro
@Melrose Woods
Swallow, Cliff @Fort Sumner-Vaughn
Swallow, Barn @Vaughn-Encino
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Melrose Woods
Wren, House @Melrose Woods
2008-05-02-04182008-05-02-04192008-05-02-04222008-05-02-0423
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Melrose Woods
Thrush, Hermit @Melrose Woods
Starling, European @Melrose Woods
Warbler, Audubon's @Melrose Woods
Towhee, Green-tailed @Melrose Woods
2008-05-02-0417
Towhee, Spotted @Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Chipping @Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Lark @Melrose Woods
Junco, Gray-headed @Melrose Woods
Tanager, Summer @Melrose Woods
Blackbird, Brewer's @Vaughn-Encino
Grackle, Great-tailed @Melrose Woods
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Melrose Woods
Oriole, Bullock's @Socorro
First of the year.

2008-05-04: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Downy Woodpecker
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Woodpecker, Downy @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Description: Wings mostly black, back solid white, tiny bill.
From my window in Speare 146; new to the office window list.

2008-05-05: NM: Albuquerque

@ABQ: Albuquerque
Roadrunner, Greater @Albuquerque
An urban runner, crossing Washington at Courtney (between Constitution and Lomas).

2008-05-07: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Wilson's 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Seen outside my office window.

2008-05-08: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, Chipping 20+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Near Speare Hall.

2008-05-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Scott's Oriole
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Mourning 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Oriole, Scott's @Socorro: 507 Fitch
On my water feature.
New to the yard list.

2008-05-10: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Warbling Vireo; Orange-crowned Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Lazuli Bunting; Indigo Bunting
@Soc: Socorro
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingfisher, Belted @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Wood-Pewee, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vireo, Warbling 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-10-0633
Swallow, Barn @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Robin, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Mockingbird, Northern 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-10-06182008-05-10-06192008-05-10-0620
Yellowthroat, Common 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Quite numerous; at least 50.
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Gray-headed 2+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Late?
Tanager, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grosbeak, Rose-breasted 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grosbeak, Black-headed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Bunting, Lazuli 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: One in transitional plumage.
2008-05-10-0636
Bunting, Indigo 
1a @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
1ϕ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grackle, Great-tailed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Oriole, Bullock's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Siskin, Pine 2+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Goldfinch, American 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Male in alternate.
Sparrow, House @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2008-05-11: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

Notable:  Prothonotary Warbler
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sandpiper, Spotted @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Thrush, Hermit @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-11-06672008-05-11-0672
Mockingbird, Northern @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Myrtle @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Prothonotary @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-11-06462008-05-11-06472008-05-11-06502008-05-11-0655
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Gray-headed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Tanager, Summer ♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-11-0642
Tanager, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Bunting, Lazuli @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Goldfinch, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2008-05-12: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

Notable:  Northern Waterthrush; Lazuli Bunting; Indigo Bunting
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sandpiper, Spotted @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Wood-Pewee, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vireo, Warbling @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Thrush, Hermit @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Robin, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Waterthrush, Northern @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-12-06792008-05-12-06822008-05-12-0683
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
First of the year.
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, Song @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-12-0678
Junco, Gray-headed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Pink-sided @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-12-06882008-05-12-06892008-05-12-06912008-05-12-06922008-05-12-0695
Tanager, Summer 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Tanager, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Bunting, Lazuli @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-12-0699
Also see more Lazulis in the photos under Indigo Bunting.
Bunting, Indigo @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2008-05-12-0698
Siskin, Pine @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Goldfinch, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2008-05-15: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2008-05-16: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Wigeon, American 8+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ring-necked 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Coot, American 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Wood-Pewee, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingbird, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Swallow, Barn @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Robin, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Starling, European @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Myrtle @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Tanager, Western # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grosbeak, Black-headed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Bunting, Lazuli # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grackle, Great-tailed 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Oriole, Bullock's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Goldfinch, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2008-05-18: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Olive-sided Flycatcher; Cassin's Kingbird
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead @Bosque del Apache NWR
2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
3♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-05-18-09122008-05-18-09142008-05-18-09152008-05-18-0920
Cormorant, Neotropic @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Cattle 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dowitcher, Long-billed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning @San Antonio
Roadrunner, Greater @Bosque del Apache NWR
Carrying a good-sized Cnemidophorus lizard.
Flycatcher, Olive-sided @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-05-18-08462008-05-18-08472008-05-18-08502008-05-18-08582008-05-18-0887
Wood-Pewee, Western @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-05-18-0936
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Cassin's @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-05-18-08242008-05-18-08282008-05-18-08302008-05-18-0832
Kingbird, Western 
@San Antonio
@Bosque del Apache NWR
raven sp. @Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Chihuahuan @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: 'rack'
2008-05-18-09702008-05-18-09722008-05-18-09732008-05-18-09782008-05-18-0979
Swallow, Cliff @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Warbler, Audubon's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: Heard only: 'whee'
Sparrow, Chipping # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Summer 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Western @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Oriole, Bullock's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House @Bosque del Apache NWR

2008-05-23: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Nighthawk, Lesser 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
First of the year. Flushed from Fitch Street pavement at 22:45.
Siskin, Pine 5 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2008-05-25: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Quail, Gambel's 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

2008-05-26: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Quail, Gambel's 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2008-05-31: NM: Lemitar: Roadrunner Truckstop

@Lem: Lemitar: Roadrunner Truckstop
Raven, Chihuahuan 7 @Lemitar: Roadrunner Truckstop
Behavior: I don't normally see groups of more than two Chihuahuan Ravens except near some important food resource. In this case, the attraction is the dumpster cluster at the Roadrunner Truck Stop.
Vocalizations: 'rack'

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