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2012-12-01: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Western Scrub-Jay
@BWMA: Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: Bernardo WMA
@LJ: Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1150, leave NM Tech.
1220–1525, La Joya Unit. Walked west, then south, from the parking lot at the end of the road.
1550–1615, Bernardo WMA.
Wigeon, American # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Mallard # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Quail, Gambel's # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Harrier, Northern 
1♂ @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: Bernardo WMA
2012-12-01-80622012-12-01-8063
#ϕ @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Hawk, Red-tailed a @Socorro County
2012-12-01-8031
Coot, American 2 @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Crane, Sandhill # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: Bernardo WMA
2012-12-01-8047
Dove, Mourning # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Flicker, Red-shafted @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
34° 18' 13.3″N, 106° 51' 35.5″W.
Crow, American # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Wren, Marsh 1 @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Sparrow, Song # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
2012-12-01-80212012-12-01-80272012-12-01-8016
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
# @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: Bernardo WMA
Junco, Pink-sided 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: Bernardo WMA
meadowlark sp. # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: Bernardo WMA
Finch, House 1 @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
Siskin, Pine # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit
2012-12-01-80092012-12-01-8011
Goldfinch, American # @Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex: La Joya Unit

2012-12-08: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Miera: San Antonio: 11th Street, Miera Rd, El Alto Rd, San Antonito Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
@road2: Bosque del Apache to San Antonio
Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Ross' # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-08-8084
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ring-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser 
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-08-80922012-12-08-8101
2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-08-8082
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 
1♂ @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1a♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1a @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
1 @Bosque del Apache to San Antonio
2012-12-08-8107
1 @San Antonio: 11th Street, Miera Rd, El Alto Rd, San Antonito Road
Kestrel, American 
1 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill 
# @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingfisher, Belted 1♀ @Bosque del Apache to San Antonio
2012-12-08-8108
Phoebe, Say's 2 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
Shrike, Loggerhead 
2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-08-8067
Good hunting to you, Sir Shrike.
2 @Bosque del Apache to San Antonio
Crow, American # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European # @San Antonio: 11th Street, Miera Rd, El Alto Rd, San Antonito Road
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
# @San Antonio: 11th Street, Miera Rd, El Alto Rd, San Antonito Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR via A-101, US-380, NM-1
Meadowlark, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache to San Antonio
Finch, House 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goldfinch, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR

2012-12-14: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2012-12-23: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Harlan's Hawk
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@MVT: Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
@SocCo: Socorro County
@a101: Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@sito: San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Ross' # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged 2♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-8225
Canvasback # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-8206
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-8172
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Eagle, Bald 1a @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-8171
2ϕ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed 
3 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2a @Bosque del Apache NWR
7 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-8222
Hawk, Harlan's 1 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Description: Dark phase; dark terminal band on the tail fades proximally.
2012-12-23-8115
Hawk, Ferruginous 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-82152012-12-23-82162012-12-23-8219
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
2012-12-23-8193
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-81752012-12-23-8180
Photos show the lobed, reptilian feet.
Crane, Sandhill # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-8186
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Shrike, Loggerhead 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-23-8161
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Crow, American # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Raven, Chihuahuan 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Wren, Rock 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
2012-12-23-81952012-12-23-8199
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, Savannah 1 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2012-12-23-8120
Sparrow, Song 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Junco, Oregon # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Sparrow, House # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
2012-12-23-8135

2012-12-27: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Grebe, Pied-billed 3 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Coot, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Kingfisher, Belted 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, White-throated 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
In the middle of campus, just west of Wells Hall, under a small evergreen tree, gleaning with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows.
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Gray-headed # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Pink-sided # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2012-12-28: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Trees just east of MSEC.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2012-12-30: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Tundra Swan; Harlan's Hawk; Western Scrub-Jay
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@IR: Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
Whether this road is open varies day by day. This was my first chance to hike the “Trails at Unit 8.”
@SocCo: Socorro County
@Unit8: Bosque del Apache NWR: Trail at Unit 8
@a101: Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
@sito: San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Saw my first Javelina (Pecari tajacu): two together near the beginning of the Intermittent Road. Refuge people say these were first documented on the refuge around 1999; this is my first encounter with them in Socorro County, having seen them near Whitewater Creek near Mogollon and also at Washington Ranch.
Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swan, Tundra 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-30-82452012-12-30-8257
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
Scaup, Lesser 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
2012-12-30-8289
The photo shows the bird in the act of diving, with its legs up and out.
Eagle, Bald 1a @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 1♂ @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Hawk, Red-tailed 
2a @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
3a @Bosque del Apache NWR
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
Hawk, Harlan's 
1 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2012-12-30-82322012-12-30-82342012-12-30-8237
@Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-12-30-8282
Not 100% certain on this ID. Lots of people were seeing Rough-legged Hawk lately, but I haven't seen one here in years.
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
2012-12-30-8288
The photo doesn't show it, and the bill looks a bit too long and straight, but I saw its yellow legs.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Dove, Mourning 
# @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Trail at Unit 8
Phoebe, Say's # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Shrike, Loggerhead 
2 @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
Not far into the new Intermittent Road.
2012-12-30-8267
raven sp. 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crow, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
Bluebird, Eastern # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2012-12-30-8238
Starling, European # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Junco, Gray-headed # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Trail at Unit 8
Junco, Oregon # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Trail at Unit 8
Junco, Pink-sided 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Trail at Unit 8
Blackbird, Red-winged # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Blackbird, Brewer's # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Finch, House 
# @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Intermittent Road
Goldfinch, American # @Socorro County A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio

2012-12-31: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Creeper, Brown 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phainopepla 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's 9 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Oregon # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

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