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2013-08-08: NM: Bosque del Apache NWR

Notable:  Gray Catbird
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
Route Showing a friend the refuge, not seriously birding.
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Catbird, Gray 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
“Catbird Corner”, where the Seasonal Road turns from eastbound to northbound.
Description: Robin-sized bird, all darkish gray except for a black cap and rust-colored vent.
Sparrow, Lark # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2013-08-10: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
duck sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR
teal sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 9 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
The lagoon extending southward from the Boardwalk.
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I spent half an hour or so just watching this location, just in case an errant wood-rail might wander by.
Vulture, Turkey # @San Antonio area
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Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's 1i @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
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Kestrel, American 
2 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
1♂ @San Antonio area
Gull, Ring-billed 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Pigeon, Rock # @San Antonio area
Dove, White-winged 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
# @San Antonio area
Dove, Mourning # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 
1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Kingbird, Western # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
raven sp. 6 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
“Catbird Corner” on the Seasonal Road.
Vocalizations: Heard single 'yack' notes and was thinking, if I were in Water Canyon, I'd suspect Red-breasted Nuthatch. Then, lo and behold!
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Robin, American 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @San Antonio area
Thrasher, Crissal 1 @San Antonio area
South side of San Antonito Road only a few yards east of its junction with El Alto Road.
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Yellowthroat, Common # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
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# @San Antonio area
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Meadowlark, Eastern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: 'teer-der, teer'
Meadowlark, Western 1 @San Antonio area
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Finch, House # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Goldfinch, Lesser 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101
Sparrow, House # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via A-101

2013-08-12: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Cassin's Kingbird
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
On the wires over the alley behind my house; a regular occurrence here, but generally a bit later in the season.

2013-08-22: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Siskin, Pine 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2013-08-23: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Wigeon, American 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, House # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2013-08-25: NM: Albuquerque

Notable:  American Crow
@ABQ: Albuquerque
Crow, American 1 @Albuquerque
Behind an apartment building on the south side of Garfield between Columbia and Princeton. Not seen.
Vocalizations: Unmistakable 'caw' notes.
First of the season here.

2013-08-30: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phainopepla 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: Two scruffy juveniles, crested, with soft mouth corners.

2013-08-31: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@RVT: Bosque del Apache: Rio Viejo Trail
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
@road2: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Rio Viejo Trail was quite overgrown; I got lost. Also observed a Muskrat.
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Bosque del Apache: Rio Viejo Trail
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Black-chinned # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache: Rio Viejo Trail
Empidonax sp. @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 
1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Kingbird, Western 
1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, MacGillivray's 1 @Bosque del Apache: Rio Viejo Trail
Sparrow, Chipping # @Bosque del Apache: Rio Viejo Trail
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Grosbeak, Blue 
1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goldfinch, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR

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