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2014-09-05: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Semipalmated Plover; Sanderling; Stilt Sandpiper
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@road1: Socorro to Bosque del Apache
@road2: San Antonito: El Alto Road
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Socorro to Bosque del Apache
Pelican, American White 53 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-20-5738
Vulture, Turkey # @San Antonito: El Alto Road
2014-09-05-33182014-09-05-55072014-09-05-3303
Plover, Semipalmated 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-05-5479
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-05-54752014-09-05-5476
Sanderling 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-05-54722014-09-05-5473
Sandpiper, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Least # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-05-54412014-09-05-54422014-09-05-5450
Sandpiper, Stilt 8 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-05-5481
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-05-5475
Gull, Ring-billed 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonito: El Alto Road
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro to Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning # @Socorro to Bosque del Apache
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @San Antonito: El Alto Road
Kingbird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
raven sp. 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Chihuahuan # @San Antonito: El Alto Road
Vocalizations: 'rack'
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn 
# @Socorro to Bosque del Apache
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Carolina 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: 'dit-dit-dit, twerdy^3, twer'
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'whick-whick'
1 @San Antonito: El Alto Road
2014-09-05-32882014-09-05-32972014-09-05-54882014-09-05-5494
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Black-throated # @San Antonito: El Alto Road
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @San Antonito: El Alto Road
Finch, House # @San Antonito: El Alto Road
2014-09-05-32782014-09-05-3277

2014-09-05: NM: Placitas

@Plac: Placitas
Quail, Scaled # @Placitas
Kestrel, American 1♀ @Placitas

2014-09-06: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Semipalmated Plover; Stilt Sandpiper; Red-necked Phalarope
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Nice rattlesnake around 3' crossing the road.
Mallard 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pelican, American White # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-34772014-09-06-55422014-09-06-5547
Heron, Great Blue 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-5557
Plover, Semipalmated # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-55092014-09-06-33822014-09-06-33922014-09-06-35712014-09-06-33572014-09-06-33672014-09-06-33772014-09-06-33802014-09-06-3385
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-3545
Sandpiper, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-34452014-09-06-35172014-09-06-3432
Sandpiper, Least # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-55512014-09-06-55542014-09-06-35792014-09-06-33322014-09-06-33452014-09-06-33532014-09-06-35372014-09-06-3568
Sandpiper, Stilt @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-34352014-09-06-34382014-09-06-34452014-09-06-5532
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phalarope, Red-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: Dark mark on face, shorter and slightly thicker bill than Wilson's.
2014-09-06-33392014-09-06-33412014-09-06-33992014-09-06-34022014-09-06-33362014-09-06-34102014-09-06-5523
Gull, Ring-billed 1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-3424
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-36292014-09-06-5565
Swallow, Bank # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-55682014-09-06-5565
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-55612014-09-06-5561
Is that a Cave Swallow in the second photo foreground?
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-06-5568
Verdin 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2014-09-08: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Verdin 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2014-09-09: NM: Albuquerque

@ABQ: Albuquerque
Crow, American # @Albuquerque
First of year for the city.

2014-09-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vireo, Warbling 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Drinking from my bird bath.

2014-09-12: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Tanager, Western 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2014-09-13: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Gray Catbird
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Soc: Socorro
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@road1: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
@road2: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Quail, Gambel's # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pelican, American White 7 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2014-09-13-5591
Hawk, Red-tailed 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Kestrel, American 
3♂ @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2♀ @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Coot, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-13-5624
Phalarope, Wilson's 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-13-56242014-09-13-5633
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 
# @Socorro: 507 Fitch
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2014-09-13-36482014-09-13-55842014-09-13-5587
Wood-Pewee, Western 
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-13-3654
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro
Kingbird, Western 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Vireo, Solitary 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crow, American # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
My first of the fall for Socorro County.
Swallow, Barn 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2014-09-13-36682014-09-13-36702014-09-13-36762014-09-13-36772014-09-13-3678
# @Socorro
Verdin 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Catbird, Gray 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Warbler, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Brewer's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-13-36572014-09-13-56092014-09-13-5610
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-13-36612014-09-13-3664
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Finch, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goldfinch, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2014-09-15: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2014-09-19: NM: Roosevelt Co.

Notable:  Black-and-white Warbler
@Cvs: Clovis
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@ROCO: Roosevelt Co.
@road01: US-60^E: Socorro to Clovis
@road02: US-60^E: Bernardo to Torrance Co.
@road03: US-60^E: Torrance Co. line to Mountainair
@road04: US-60^E: Mountainair to Willard
@road05: US-60^E: Willard to Encino
@road06: US-60^E: Encino to Vaughn
@road07: US-60^E: Vaughn to DeBaca Co.
@road08: US-60^E: DeBaca Co. line to Yeso
@road09: US-60^E: Yeso to Fort Sumner
@road10: US-60^E: Fort Sumner to Taiban
@road11: US-60^E: Taiban to Roosevelt Co.
@road12: US-60^E: Curry Co. line to Clovis
Route
1140, leave Socorro.
1200, US-60^E.
1225, Torrance Co.
On the Encino-Vaughn leg, three Pronghorn were chasing a train on the Transcon line, and saw a tarantula crossing the highway around mile marker 287. Two more Pronghorn on the DeBaca-Yeso leg.
Vulture, Turkey 
2 @US-60^E: Torrance Co. line to Mountainair
1 @US-60^E: Vaughn to DeBaca Co.
# @US-60^E: Yeso to Fort Sumner
Kite, Mississippi 1 @Clovis
Crossing US-60 near Cannon AFB. Missed a reported Swallow-tailed Kite near this location, but this bird did not have the deluxe tail of that species.
Hawk, Swainson's 
3 @US-60^E: Willard to Encino
1 @US-60^E: Yeso to Fort Sumner
1 @US-60^E: Curry Co. line to Clovis
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1a @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-19-5641
1a @US-60^E: Taiban to Roosevelt Co.
2014-09-19-3716
Carrying some kind of rodent.
Kestrel, American 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1 @US-60^E: Bernardo to Torrance Co.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @US-60^E: Willard to Encino
Dove, Mourning 
1 @US-60^E: Willard to Encino
# @US-60^E: Yeso to Fort Sumner
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Flycatcher, Gray 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Behavior: Pumping tail down, then up.
2014-09-19-56742014-09-19-5672
Kingbird, Cassin's 2 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-19-56832014-09-19-5684
The last photo shows the complete underparts pattern.
Kingbird, Western 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1 @US-60^E: Willard to Encino
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @US-60^E: Bernardo to Torrance Co.
Raven, Chihuahuan 
# @US-60^E: Mountainair to Willard
# @US-60^E: Willard to Encino
1 @US-60^E: Encino to Vaughn
# @US-60^E: Vaughn to DeBaca Co.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-19-5651
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Black-and-white 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-19-5648
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Wilson's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-19-5658
Blackbird, Yellow-headed 
1a @US-60^E: DeBaca Co. line to Yeso
1a @US-60^E: Curry Co. line to Clovis
2014-09-19-37192014-09-19-3720
Blackbird, Brewer's # @US-60^E: Curry Co. line to Clovis
Grackle, Great-tailed 1 @US-60^E: Curry Co. line to Clovis
2014-09-19-37242014-09-19-3723
Oriole, Bullock's 1i♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods

2014-09-20: NM: Melrose Woods to Brantley Lake

Notable:  Swainson's Thrush; Clay-colored Sparrow
@BLNWR: Bitter Lake NWR
@CCR: US-285: Champion Cove Road (Cheapskate Point)
@CWWTP: Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@day: Melrose Woods to Brantley Lake
@road01: US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co.
@road02: US-60^W: Roosevelt/Curry Co. line to Clovis WWTP
@road03: US-70^E, Clovis WWTP to Chaves Co. line
@road04: US-70^E, Chaves Co. line to Bitter Lake NWR
@road05: Bitter Lake Road
@road06: Roswell (Red Bridge Road) to Champion Cove Road
@road07: US-285: Champion Cove Road area
@road08: US-285^S: Champion Cove Road to Carlsbad
Route
0610, leave Clovis on US-60^W.
0645, enter Roosevelt Co.
0650, Melrose Woods.
1000, US-60^E.
1010, enter Curry Co., lunch in Clovis.
1105, Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant.
1115, US-70^E.
1130, Goober Gulch (aka Portales).
1155, quick look at the Elida cemetery.
1215, enter Chaves Co.
1250, exit US-70 on Old Clovis Highway.
1255, Bitter Lake Road.
1305, Bitter Lake NWR.
1415, leave the refuge.
1420, Red Bridge Road^S.
1430, southeast Roswell bypass. Pine looks like a good connector to cross over to US-285^S.
1530, Champion Cove Road, aka Cheapskate Point. Today the water was only about three feet below the low point of the causeway going in.
1540, US-285^S.
On US-60 east of Melrose Woods I found a lot of woolly caterpillars. In some stretches I estimated a density of better than one per square meter of road surface.
Mallard # @Bitter Lake NWR
Quail, Scaled 20 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Pelican, American White 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Heron, Great Blue 
1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bitter Lake NWR
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Vulture, Turkey 
1 @US-70^E, Chaves Co. line to Bitter Lake NWR
# @US-285^S: Champion Cove Road to Carlsbad
Hawk, Swainson's 
1 @US-70^E, Chaves Co. line to Bitter Lake NWR
1 @Roswell (Red Bridge Road) to Champion Cove Road
Kestrel, American 2 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Coot, American # @Bitter Lake NWR
Stilt, Black-necked 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Avocet, American # @Bitter Lake NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
5 @Bitter Lake NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Tern, Black 10 @Bitter Lake NWR
2014-09-20-5734
Pigeon, Rock 1 @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Dove, Mourning 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Owl, Barn 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-20-5690
Thanks to Jerry Oldenettel for pointing this bird out.
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @US-285: Champion Cove Road (Cheapskate Point)
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Flycatcher, Dusky / Flycatcher, Hammond's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-20-5688
Kingbird, Western 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Vireo, Cassin's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Jay, Blue 2 @US-60^W: Roosevelt/Curry Co. line to Clovis WWTP
Downtown Clovis.
Raven, Chihuahuan 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co.
# @US-70^E, Chaves Co. line to Bitter Lake NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bitter Lake NWR
Wren, House 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-20-5697
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrush, Swainson's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrush, Hermit # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-20-5745
1 @Roswell (Red Bridge Road) to Champion Cove Road
Starling, European # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Black-and-white @Melrose Woods to Brantley Lake
2014-09-20-56852014-09-20-5686
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Clay-colored 3 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2014-09-20-57172014-09-20-57232014-09-20-57122014-09-20-57212014-09-20-57222014-09-20-57162014-09-20-5730
Tanager, Western 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Grackle, Great-tailed # @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co.
Finch, House # @Bitter Lake Road
Bitter Lake NWR, Skeen Visitor Center.

2014-09-21: NM: Carlsbad to Socorro

Notable:  Solitary Sandpiper; Stilt Sandpiper
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Hinch: Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
@Oco: Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
At some later date the golf course was expanded and renamed Rockwind Community Links. Good name. Plenty rocks. Plenty wind. Plenty thermals, hence beloved of gliders and Mississippi Kites.
@day: Carlsbad to Socorro
@road01: US-62-180, Rattlesnake Springs Road up to Black River
@road02: US-62-180^E, Rattlesnake Springs Road to Carlsbad
@road03: US-62-180^E, Carlsbad to Lea Co.
@road04: US-62-180^E, Lea Co. line to Hobbs
@road05: NM-18^N, Hobbs to Green Meadow Lake
@road06: NM-18^N, Green Meadow Lake to Ocotillo Park
@road08: NM-18^N, Ocotillo Park to Lovington
@road09: Lovington: NM-18^N bypass to NM-206^N
@road10: NM-206^N, Lovington to Tatum
@road11: NM-206^N: Tatum to pothole 2 mi. N
@road13: US-380^W, Tatum to Roswell
@road15: US-380^W, Socorro Co. line to Bosque del Apache NWR
Route
0620, left Carlsbad, US-62-180^W.
0640, turnoff to Rattlesnake Springs.
0715, US-62-180^E.
0755, Carlsbad.
0815, enter Lea County.
0915, Green Meadows Lake (north of Hobbs).
One of the more frustrating excursions of recent memory. Very wet weekend because of the remnants of Hurricane Odile. At around 4am my cell phone beeped me in my Carlsbad motel room to tell me there were flash flood warnings everywhere. Attempted to reach Rattlesnake Springs, but the road was closed due to the Black River running across it; the ranches on the far side were cut off for some time. I went down to look at the torrent and found an alarming amount of damage to the vegetation up to eight or ten feet above the channel.
Went to Hobbs hoping it was drier; it wasn't. At that point a wood screw embedded in a tire was causing a leak that obliged me to reinflate every 100 miles or so, and it's not so easy to find a service station with a working coin-op tire pump in southeast New Mexico. So I decided to give up my plan to return via Las Cruces and check Holloman and the big reservoirs, and just went straight home after a quick swing through Bosque del Apache.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Teal, Blue-winged 
# @NM-206^N: Tatum to pothole 2 mi. N
2014-09-21-37472014-09-21-37492014-09-21-5753
# @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-21-37562014-09-21-37572014-09-21-3760
Ibis, White-faced 
1 @NM-206^N: Tatum to pothole 2 mi. N
2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @US-380^W, Socorro Co. line to Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's 
3 @US-380^W, Tatum to Roswell
1 @US-380^W, Socorro Co. line to Bosque del Apache NWR
Near San Antonio.
Kestrel, American 
2 @US-62-180^E, Carlsbad to Lea Co.
1 @Lovington: NM-18^N bypass to NM-206^N
1 @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
Coot, American 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @NM-18^N, Green Meadow Lake to Ocotillo Park
Killdeer 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-21-5758
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Solitary 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-21-5771
This I misidentified as a Spotted Sandpiper initially. Later when I was cataloguing I had just seen a Solitary and spotted (you should pardon the expression) the miscall right away. The dignified brown upperparts with tiny speckles, sharply set off from the underparts, the big white eyering, and the long bill convinced me. In my defense, it was a long ways off, and I didn't get a great binocular view. Even this shot with the 900mm rig is pretty marginal.
Yellowlegs, Lesser 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-21-5761
Sandpiper, Western 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Stilt 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-09-21-5767
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pigeon, Rock # @NM-18^N, Hobbs to Green Meadow Lake
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
Dove, White-winged 
1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
# @Lovington: NM-18^N bypass to NM-206^N
Dove, Mourning 
# @NM-206^N, Lovington to Tatum
1 @US-380^W, Tatum to Roswell
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @NM-206^N: Tatum to pothole 2 mi. N
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Capitan: Helen Hinch Memorial Park
2014-09-21-3752
Jay, Blue 1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
West side of the golf course.
Vocalizations: Heard only; 'veerk' call.
raven sp. 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @US-380^W, Socorro Co. line to Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Chihuahuan 
1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
# @NM-18^N, Ocotillo Park to Lovington
# @NM-206^N, Lovington to Tatum
# @US-380^W, Tatum to Roswell
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @US-62-180, Rattlesnake Springs Road up to Black River
2014-09-21-5747
For all my grand plans to work Rattlesnake thoroughly, this was the sole record from the location.
1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
Starling, European # @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
Bunting, Lark 
# @US-62-180^E, Rattlesnake Springs Road to Carlsbad
# @US-62-180^E, Lea Co. line to Hobbs
# @US-380^W, Socorro Co. line to Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed 1 @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park, Harry McAdams SP area
Finch, House # @NM-206^N: Tatum to pothole 2 mi. N
Sparrow, House # @NM-206^N: Tatum to pothole 2 mi. N

2014-09-25: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grebe, Eared 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Audubon's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2014-09-27: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Stilt Sandpiper; Vermilion Flycatcher
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@HFR: Hope Farms Road
@SAntito: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Accipiter sp. 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 1♂ @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
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Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Stilt 8 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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That one guy with the larger bill is actually a dowitcher.
Dowitcher, Long-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Comparisons with Stilt Sandpipers.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Dove, White-winged # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Just east of the first leg of the Seasonal Road.
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Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Hope Farms Road
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Some good quiz photos in this sequence: the tail edges look whitish, but it's just an artifact.
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Verdin 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Starling, European 1 @Hope Farms Road
Sparrow, Brewer's # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
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Sparrow, Lark # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Blackbird, Brewer's # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
Finch, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
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