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2013-04-01: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Cinnamon # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Shoveler, Northern 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, American Green-winged # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Duck, Ruddy # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2013-04-03: NM: Belen area

Notable:  Swainson's Hawk
@Bel: Belen area
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Belen area
Seen from I-25 only a mile or two south of Belen.
First of the year for me.

2013-04-04: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2013-04-05: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Dove, White-winged 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Raven, Chihuahuan 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Vocalizations: By call.
Robin, American 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, Chipping # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Finch, House # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Siskin, Pine # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Goldfinch, Lesser 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2013-04-06: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route Three hours wandering around the mesa and slope habitat on the west side of Socorro.
Quail, Gambel's # @Socorro
2013-04-06-9287
Vulture, Turkey # @Socorro
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro
Dove, Mourning # @Socorro
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray 1 @Socorro
Sedillo Spring.
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sitting on the nest.
Sparrow, Black-throated # @Socorro
2013-04-06-9305
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Socorro
Sparrow, House # @Socorro

2013-04-10: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Socorro
Hundreds of birds are screaming from every tree in my neighborhood and on the Tech campus.

2013-04-12: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Oh, that's why there are no birds on any of my feeders!
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
A few yards west of Wells Hall.
First of the year.

2013-04-13: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Vermilion Flycatcher
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@road1: Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
@road2: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Route
1155–1220, Turtle Bay.
1230, heading east from Luis Lopez.
1315, southbound from San Antonio.
1335–1745, Bosque del Apache. First checked to the end of the two-way road past the Flight Deck. Thence to the Seasonal Road; parked at Catbird Corner where it turns from east to north; walked a good ways back on this road, and then a bit further north, then drove around the Farm Loop, finally checking around the Flight Deck again.
Goose, Blue 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow 20 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American 10 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 1ϕ @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Swainson's 19 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
In a flooded field near the east end of the eastbound part of A-101.
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Hawk, Ferruginous 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Near the mob of Swainson's Hawks.
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Hawk, Rough-legged 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
On a pole close to and west of the railroad and just south of A-101.
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Finally found this bird after missing it about six times.
Kestrel, American 
2♂ @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
1♂ @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Coot, American 
1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-13-9468
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
peep sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser 7 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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I miscalled these birds as Solitary Sandpipers, despite the fact that they weren't solitary: there were seven in a fairly tight group. I based my miscall on the dark back with small light spots and what appeared to be an eyering, and that the legs appeared to be pale gray, but that was misleading because I was working into a backlight. However, on comparing these photos with real Solitaries, it's clear that the eyering is not distinct enough. The yellowish leg color is more apparent in the photo of a bird in flight.
Dunlin 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-13-9400
ID is probable; I didn't call it in the field, but only after looking at the photo.
Snipe, Wilson's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Franklin's 50 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: Smallish gulls with solid black heads. Eyes bracketed above and below by white parentheses. Folded wingtips black with large round white spots.
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Gull, Ring-billed 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-13-9402
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 
1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Dove, White-winged 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
2013-04-13-93662013-04-13-9371
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flicker, Red-shafted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 
1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
3♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-13-94562013-04-13-9428
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
2013-04-13-93802013-04-13-9381
First of the year, and saw lots more on the refuge and also in Socorro.
The first photo is a good photo quiz. I was convinced that it was a Cassin's, based on the dark gray head, the pale tips on the rectrices, and an apparent lack of white on the outer rectrices. But you can see tiny slivers of white at the edges of the tail near its base, even in this photo. The second photo was taken of the same bird 30 seconds later, and clearly shows that it's a Western: the head doesn't look so dark here; there is no sharp discontinuity in color at the top of the breast; and the white outer rectrices show clearly.
Raven, Chihuahuan # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Swallow, Tree # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Carolina 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Directly across the main loop from the Chupadera Deck.
Vocalizations: A loud '{ter-jee}^3'. Sang this a few times.
Did not see the bird, but it has been reported at or near this location several times recently. After it stopped singing I reviewed the calls on my iPad Sibley and it was a fairly good match. Not a state bird, as I saw the one at Socorro's Riverine Park on 1998-03-05.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
South end of San Antonio, near the famous tree where the Yellow-throated Warbler was a couple Decembers ago.
First of the year.
Starling, European 1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Pipit, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Yellow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Audubon's 
1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Myrtle # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-13-94322013-04-13-9436
Towhee, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Chipping # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Vesper # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Sparrow, Lark # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
2013-04-13-9385
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-13-9453
A bit late.
Blackbird, Red-winged # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Meadowlark, Eastern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-13-94612013-04-13-93952013-04-13-9398
ID based on the shape of the spots on the lower flanks: they are streaks, not hollow spots.
Meadowlark, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: By song.
2013-04-13-93892013-04-13-9390
In the first photo, the malar looks white; in the second, it looks yellow. But these are of the same individual.
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Siskin, Pine 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2013-04-19: NM: Socorro to Carlsbad

Notable:  Osprey; Peregrine Falcon; Willet; Marbled Godwit
@BL: Bitter Lake NWR
@Cheap: Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
@HHMP: Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
@day: Socorro to Carlsbad
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@road01: Socorro to Carrizozo
@road02: Capitan to Lincoln
@road03: Lincoln to Hondo
@road04: Hondo to Riverside
@road05: Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
Route
1110, leave Socorro.
1225, Carrizozo, Helen Hinch Memorial Park.
1425-1630, Bitter Lake NWR.
1745-1815, Brantley Lake (Champion Cove Road).
Goose, Ross' 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
2013-04-19-9489
Goose, Canada 2 @Hondo to Riverside
Gadwall # @Bitter Lake NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bitter Lake NWR
Mallard 
1♂ @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
1♀ @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Teal, Blue-winged 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
2013-04-19-9497
Teal, Cinnamon 
# @Bitter Lake NWR
# @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Shoveler, Northern # @Bitter Lake NWR
Teal, American Green-winged @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Redhead # @Bitter Lake NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bitter Lake NWR
Bufflehead # @Bitter Lake NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bitter Lake NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Aechmophorus sp. 2 @Bitter Lake NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Egret, Great # @Bitter Lake NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bitter Lake NWR
Ibis, White-faced 
# @Bitter Lake NWR
1 @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Vulture, Turkey 
1 @Socorro to Carrizozo
1 @Lincoln to Hondo
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Osprey 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Harrier, Northern # @Bitter Lake NWR
Kestrel, American 1 @Socorro to Carrizozo
Falcon, Peregrine 
1 @Bitter Lake NWR
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1 @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
2013-04-19-9539
Rail, Virginia 1 @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Vocalizations: Typical grunts heard from marsh vegetation.
Coot, American 
1 @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Killdeer # @Bitter Lake NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bitter Lake NWR
2013-04-19-9474
Avocet, American 
# @Bitter Lake NWR
1 @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
2013-04-19-95212013-04-19-9523
Willet 2 @Bitter Lake NWR
2013-04-19-9512
Godwit, Marbled 5 @Bitter Lake NWR
2013-04-19-9508
Sandpiper, Western # @Bitter Lake NWR
Sandpiper, Least 
# @Bitter Lake NWR
2013-04-19-95352013-04-19-95372013-04-19-9541
1 @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
Sandpiper, Baird's # @Bitter Lake NWR
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bitter Lake NWR
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bitter Lake NWR
Gull, Franklin's # @Bitter Lake NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
Dove, Mourning # @Bitter Lake NWR
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @Capitan to Lincoln
# @Bitter Lake NWR
1 @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
Kingbird, Western 
# @Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
# @Bitter Lake NWR
1 @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Swallow, Tree 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Swallow, Bank 1 @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
Swallow, Cliff # @Bitter Lake NWR
Verdin 1 @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Just south of the Skeen Visitor Center.
2013-04-19-9472
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
One sitting very tight on their nest in a cholla crown; I walked about two feet away and it never moved a muscle.
Starling, European 
# @Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Pipit, American @Bitter Lake NWR
2013-04-19-9495
Sparrow, Brewer's 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Sparrow, Vesper 1 @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Bitter Lake NWR
# @Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road
Blackbird, Red-winged 
# @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
Sparrow, House # @Bitter Lake NWR

2013-04-20: NM: Rattlesnake Springs to Hobbs

Notable:  Harris' Hawk; Broad-winged Hawk; Western Scrub-Jay
@AT: Allred Tank
@Bell: Lea County: Bell Lake
@Brin: Lea County: Brininstool Road
@CDUA: Carlsbad Caverns NP: Cottonwood Day Use Area
@GML: Hobbs: Green Meadows Lake
@Oco: Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
@RS: Rattlesnake Springs
@Wash: Washington Ranch
@day: Rattlesnake Springs to Hobbs
@road01: Lea County-21, Jal Highway to Eunice
@road02: Eunice to Hobbs
Route
0635, leave Carlsbad.
0700-1040, Rattlesnake Springs and Washington Ranch.
1215-1315, Brininstool Road and my first actual visit to the real Bell Lake after about thirty years of thinking that Allred Tank was Bell Lake. Bell Lake was bone-dry; looks like the water table can't be anywhere within 30 feet of the surface here.
1400, brief visit to Allred Tank. It has water but looks pretty scorched-earth otherwise.
1600-1640, Harry McAdams and Ocotillo parks north of Hobbs.
Within a few yards of the ranger's residence at Rattlesnake springs, observed a fine healthy adult Porcupine. According to the Bosque refuge staff, this species was hard-hit by some kind of plague about ten years back and is just now starting to recover.
Wigeon, American # @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Teal, Blue-winged 
2♂ @Washington Ranch
2013-04-20-96342013-04-20-9638
1♀ @Washington Ranch
Shoveler, Northern 2 @Hobbs: Green Meadows Lake
Redhead 1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
The water supply pond at the end of the road.
2013-04-20-9564
I rarely see waterfowl of any kind here.
Duck, Ruddy 1 @Hobbs: Green Meadows Lake
Quail, Scaled 2 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
2013-04-20-9676
Turkey, Wild # @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-9562
These guys are pretty tame but they're attractive all the same.
Heron, Great Blue 2 @Washington Ranch
2013-04-20-9625
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Hobbs: Green Meadows Lake
Vulture, Turkey # @Rattlesnake Springs
Harrier, Northern 1♂ @Lea County-21, Jal Highway to Eunice
Hawk, Harris' 1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
2013-04-20-9671
Hawk, Broad-winged 1 @Washington Ranch
Hawk, Swainson's 
1 @Rattlesnake Springs
By the road between Rattlesnake and the Cottonwood Day Use Area.
2013-04-20-96592013-04-20-9661
1 @Eunice to Hobbs
Coot, American 
# @Washington Ranch
# @Carlsbad Caverns NP: Cottonwood Day Use Area
# @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Killdeer # @Allred Tank
Pigeon, Rock # @Eunice to Hobbs
Dove, White-winged 
# @Rattlesnake Springs
1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Dove, Mourning 
# @Washington Ranch
# @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 3 @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Black # @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-9585
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Flycatcher, Vermilion # @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-95662013-04-20-9579
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Allred Tank
Kingbird, Cassin's # @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-95532013-04-20-9555
Kingbird, Western 
# @Rattlesnake Springs
# @Allred Tank
Shrike, Loggerhead 2 @Lea County-21, Jal Highway to Eunice
Vireo, Bell's # @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-96552013-04-20-96572013-04-20-9658
Scrub-Jay, Western 
3 @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-95932013-04-20-9600
2 @Washington Ranch
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Allred Tank
Solitaire, Townsend's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-9615
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-9614
Robin, American # @Rattlesnake Springs
Mockingbird, Northern 
2 @Rattlesnake Springs
1 @Lea County: Bell Lake
Phainopepla 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Warbler, Lucy's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-96192013-04-20-96202013-04-20-9621
The first photo is a good quiz: not a lot of field marks to go on here. The third photo is poor but does show the small chestnut-colored crown patch.
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Towhee, Spotted # @Rattlesnake Springs
Sparrow, Chipping 
# @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-9580
# @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Sparrow, Clay-colored 1i @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Sparrow, Brewer's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Sparrow, Black-throated 
1 @Rattlesnake Springs
1 @Lea County: Brininstool Road
Bunting, Lark # @Allred Tank
Sparrow, Lincoln's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2013-04-20-96482013-04-20-9650
Sparrow, White-crowned 
1 @Rattlesnake Springs
# @Allred Tank
Tanager, Summer 1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
Cardinal, Northern 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Blackbird, Brewer's # @Allred Tank
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Hobbs: Green Meadows Lake
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Oriole, Bullock's 1♂ @Lea County-21, Jal Highway to Eunice
Finch, House 
# @Washington Ranch
# @Carlsbad Caverns NP: Cottonwood Day Use Area
# @Allred Tank
Sparrow, House # @Hobbs: Green Meadows Lake

2013-04-21: NM: Hobbs to Melrose Woods

Notable:  Broad-winged Hawk
@Chap: Lovington: Chaparral Park
@HCP: Hobbs: City Park
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@Oco: Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
@day: Hobbs to Melrose Woods
@road01: Lovington to Tatum
@road02: Tatum to Milnesand
@road03: Milnesand to Pep
@road04: Pep to Dora
@road05: Dora to Elida
@road06: Elida to Melrose Woods
Route
0830-1030, Hobbs City Park.
1045-1110, Ocotillo Park, Hobbs.
1130-1145, Chaparral Park, Lovington.
1440-1715, Melrose Woods.
Gadwall # @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Shoveler, Northern # @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Quail, Scaled 1 @Tatum to Milnesand
Harrier, Northern 1ϕ @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Hawk, Broad-winged 1 @Hobbs: City Park
2013-04-21-96832013-04-21-9684
After looking for Blue Jays in the city park proper with no success, I was headed back to my car on the north side when I saw this beauty slide into some large evergreens in the back yard of a house across Clinton Street. I was lucky to get these two shots, and then I was even luckier when the advent of the hawk in those trees set off the Blue Jays that were in there.
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Elida to Melrose Woods
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Dora to Elida
1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Coot, American # @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Killdeer # @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Pigeon, Rock # @Hobbs: City Park
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Hobbs: City Park
Dove, White-winged # @Hobbs: City Park
2013-04-21-9680
A common species here, but I like the way the photo shows the subtle facial colors of their breeding plumage.
Dove, Mourning 
# @Hobbs: City Park
# @Dora to Elida
# @Elida to Melrose Woods
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Elida to Melrose Woods
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 
1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kingbird, Western 
1 @Hobbs: City Park
1 @Tatum to Milnesand
1 @Pep to Dora
# @Dora to Elida
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed 
3 @Milnesand to Pep
2013-04-21-9698
1 @Pep to Dora
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Tatum to Milnesand
Jay, Blue 2+ @Hobbs: City Park
In evergreens in the back yard across Clinton Street from the park.
Vocalizations: 'veerk veerk' and various other hawk-harassment noises.
See the notes under Broad-winged Hawk. I heard at least two of these but it could have been more for all the racket they made.
Raven, Chihuahuan 
# @Hobbs: City Park
# @Lovington to Tatum
# @Tatum to Milnesand
# @Elida to Melrose Woods
Swallow, Barn # @Dora to Elida
Wren, House # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-21-97332013-04-21-9740
Every once in a great while you can get a look at its actual ruby crown.
Thrush, Hermit # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-21-9742
Robin, American # @Hobbs: City Park
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
The lawns around the soaring society headquarters and in Harry McAdams Park generally are pretty reliable for this species.
2013-04-21-9687
Starling, European 
# @Hobbs: City Park
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-21-9753
A rare look at the orange crown.
Warbler, Audubon's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-21-9714
Warbler, Wilson's 
1 @Hobbs: City Park
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Chipping # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Vesper # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Lark 
1 @Tatum to Milnesand
1 @Pep to Dora
1 @Elida to Melrose Woods
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
meadowlark sp. # @Dora to Elida
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Hobbs: City Park
# @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Finch, House # @Hobbs: City Park
Sparrow, House # @Hobbs: City Park

2013-04-22: NM: Melrose Woods to Bosque del Apache

Notable:  Little Blue Heron; Marbled Godwit; Virginia's Warbler
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Bern: Bernardo WMA
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@day: Melrose Woods to Bosque del Apache
@road01: Melrose Woods to De Baca County
@road02: US 60^W: De Baca County
@road03: US 60^E: Torrance County
@road04: Encino to Willard
@road05: Willard to Mountainair
@road06: Mountainair to Socorro line
Route
0625-1040, Melrose Woods.
1415-1430, Bernardo WMA.
1525-1700, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Goose, white Snow 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-22-9907
Goose, Ross' 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-22-99082013-04-22-9909
There were rumors that one of the lingering white geese was a Snow x Ross's hybrid. The bill pattern here looks Ross's to me, but the bill proportions look more like Snow.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 
1 @Bernardo WMA
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Little Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Egret, Cattle 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-22-99182013-04-22-9942
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @US 60^W: De Baca County
Kestrel, American 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2 @Bernardo WMA
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Godwit, Marbled 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-22-98972013-04-22-9900
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2013-04-22-9914
Gull, Franklin's 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 50 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Dove, Mourning # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bernardo WMA
Sapsucker, Red-naped 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
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Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 
1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Empidonax sp. 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bernardo WMA
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-22-9806
Kingbird, Western 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @US 60^W: De Baca County
# @Bernardo WMA
Raven, Chihuahuan 
1 @Melrose Woods to De Baca County
# @US 60^E: Torrance County
# @Encino to Willard
# @Mountainair to Socorro line
Swallow, Barn # @US 60^W: De Baca County
Wren, House # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
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Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-22-9822
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrush, Hermit # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Willard to Mountainair
Starling, European 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Encino to Willard
Warbler, Orange-crowned 2 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
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Warbler, Virginia's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Audubon's 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Wilson's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Towhee, Green-tailed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-22-9820
Towhee, Spotted 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-22-9844
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Chipping 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Vesper 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1 @Bernardo WMA
Sparrow, Lark # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-22-9767
Bunting, Lark 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-22-9839
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Junco, Gray-headed 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2013-04-22-9783
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed 2 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Oriole, Bullock's 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods

2013-04-24: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Orange-crowned Warbler
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Orange-crowned 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2013-04-25: NM: Tomé to Belen

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
@Whit: Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
@day: Tomé to Belen
Mallard 
1♂ @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
1♀ @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Cinnamon # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Shoveler, Northern # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Duck, Ruddy 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Egret, Snowy 2 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Ibis, White-faced # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Dove, Mourning # @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Kingbird, Western 1 @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Swallow, Violet-green # @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Swallow, Barn # @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Starling, European # @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Sparrow, Vesper 1 @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Sparrow, Lark # @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Meadowlark, Western # @Tomé: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area

2013-04-26: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Scott's Oriole
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Myrtle 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Oriole, Scott's 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
In the alley. New to my yard list.

2013-04-27: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Orange-crowned Warbler
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Orange-crowned 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2013-04-30: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Oriole, Scott's 1♀ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: Drab head, yellow belly, sharp bill.

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