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2014-11-01: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Wood Duck
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@MVT: Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
@SAntito: San Antonio: San Antonito area
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro to Luis Lopez
@road2: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
@road3: San Antonio: Farm-Market Rd S of US-380
Route
1115, leave Socorro.
1135, Luis Lopez, take Farm-Market Road.
1255, San Antonito loop via El Alto and Miera.
1240, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1350, Boardwalk.
1405, Marsh View Trail, clockwise.
1500, rolling.
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
Duck, Wood 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Right where the North Loop goes from one-way to two-way, there is a wet channel heading west. The ducks were at the near end, near the south bank, right where the channel bends.
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser 2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @San Antonio: San Antonito area
Grebe, Eared 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1u @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Kestrel, American 
2♀ @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2u @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill # @Bosque del Apache NWR
North Loop, east from the Flight Deck.
The headquarters lobby displayed pictures of one leucistic bird and emphasized that it was not a Whooping Crane. It was generally pretty light but not pure white, and stood no taller than nearby Sandhills. The red patch on the crown was normal.
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Numerous today, over a dozen.
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Rd S of US-380
Dove, White-winged # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Rd S of US-380
Dove, Mourning # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @San Antonio: San Antonito area
raven sp. 1 @Socorro to Luis Lopez
Crow, American # @San Antonio: San Antonito area
Bluebird, Western # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Sparrow, Savannah 1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Rd S of US-380
Description: Bright yellow superciliary.
Sparrow, Song # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Sparrow, White-crowned # @San Antonio: San Antonito area
Blackbird, Brewer's # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Rd S of US-380
Grackle, Great-tailed # @San Antonio: San Antonito area
Finch, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail

2014-11-08: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@MVT: Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
@OWR: Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
@SAnt: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro to Luis Lopez
@road2: Luis Lopez to Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge
Route
1030, leave Socorro.
1045, Luis Lopez, take Farm-Market Road.
1100, Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge, then south.
1130, San Antonio.
1150, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1245, Dabbler Deck, formerly called the Marsh Deck.
1310, thorough scoping of the Boardwalk Pond.
1345, Marsh View Trail, clockwise.
1525, rolling.
1620, leave the refuge.
Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
All goose and crane numbers up sharply since last week, in the thousands.
Goose, Ross' # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Only a few.
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Only a few.
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pelican, American White 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 
4♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1a @Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 2♀ @Luis Lopez to Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American 
9 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Second pond from the north along NM-1.
20 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Least 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flicker, Northern 1 @Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
Flicker, Red-shafted 
1 @Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's # @Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
Crow, American # @Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
Wren, Bewick's 
2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Wren, Marsh 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Bluebird, Eastern 1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Bluebird, Western # @Luis Lopez to Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge
Starling, European # @Socorro to Luis Lopez
Lurking on wires near the dump.
Warbler, Yellow-rumped # @Luis Lopez to Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge
Towhee, Spotted 
1 @Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Sparrow, Song 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: 'beerp'
Sparrow, White-crowned # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Junco, Oregon # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Meadowlark, Western # @Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge to San Antonio
Vocalizations: Identified by song.
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House 
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Goldfinch, American 
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail

2014-11-09: NM: Socorro County

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TorFWC: Torsenson Family Wildlife Center
GPS: 341208n 1074043w Prairie Dog workings in every direction from here.
@road1: US-60^W: Socorro to Magdalena
@road2: US-60^W: Magdalena to Torsenson FWC
Route
1510, leave Socorro, US-60^W.
1610, arrive at Torsenson FWC.
1710, US-60^E.
Eight Pronghorn at Torsenson FWC.
Harrier, Northern 
1♂ @Torsenson Family Wildlife Center
1♀ @Torsenson Family Wildlife Center
Hawk, Ferruginous 1 @Torsenson Family Wildlife Center
On a phone pole near 34° 12' 8" N, 107° 40' 43" W.
My goal was to check out reports that this reserve had a good population of prairie dogs, and might harbor a population of Burrowing Owls in season. I saw lots of prairie dog towns, including some quite fresh workings, and the presence of this hawk species, known to specialize in prairie dogs, was a confirmation, though I saw no actual rodents. The cited location is near the middle of a large area well-supplied with prairie dog towns.
Kestrel, American 1 @Torsenson Family Wildlife Center
Pigeon, Rock 1 @US-60^W: Socorro to Magdalena
raven sp. # @US-60^W: Magdalena to Torsenson FWC
Lark, Horned # @Torsenson Family Wildlife Center
Bluebird, Mountain # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, Vesper # @Torsenson Family Wildlife Center
meadowlark sp. 1 @US-60^W: Socorro to Magdalena

2014-11-13: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Bluebird, Mountain # @Socorro
On the west side of South Hall on the Tech campus.

2014-11-15: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@BernE: Bernardo WMA: US-60^E ponds
A sign on the south side of US-60 reads: "Bernardo Ponds S of Hwy 60 W of Unit 7 Drain". A trail leads south of there alongside some flooded units. It's duck season, and this route encourages a youth hunt. New site for me.
GPS: 342459.8n 1064939.4w None
@BernTrails: Bernardo WMA: Trails
@BernWMA: Bernardo WMA
@Soc: Socorro
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Route
1050, leave Socorro, I-25^N.
1135, Bernardo WMA main gate.
1155, afoot on all three trails.
1230, rolling.
1235, head to flooded units south of US-60^E, just east of the railroad overpass.
1245
Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow 
2 @Bernardo WMA
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Ross' # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
duck sp. # @Bernardo WMA: US-60^E ponds
I can't imagine why the few ducks down there on the Youth Hunt Area were so paranoid, just because it's duck season. In any event, they stayed well away, and were just sort of brown, so I never did figure out their species.
teal sp. # @Bernardo WMA: US-60^E ponds
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pelican, American White 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 
1i @Bernardo WMA
1ϕ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1u @Bernardo WMA
1a @Bernardo WMA
1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 
1 @Socorro
Neel Street just north of its junction with Fisher.
1♂ @Bernardo WMA
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill 
# @Bernardo WMA
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 
# @Bernardo WMA: US-60^E ponds
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Least 5 @Bernardo WMA: US-60^E ponds
These guys were quite tolerant of my walking nearby, so of course I went crazy with the camera. They were in the lee of the berm, trying to stay out of a somewhat stiff breeze, feeding and preening happily in the shallow water there.
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 22 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning 
# @Bernardo WMA: US-60^E ponds
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
raven sp. 1 @Bernardo WMA
Crow, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Marsh 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned # @Bernardo WMA: Trails
Robin, American 1 @Bernardo WMA: Trails
Towhee, Spotted 
2 @Bernardo WMA: Trails
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-throated 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Bernardo WMA
# @Bernardo WMA: Trails
1 @Bernardo WMA: US-60^E ponds
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bernardo WMA
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2014-11-20: NM: Socorro

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@NRAO: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Science Operations Center
@Soc: Socorro
Flicker, Northern 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Science Operations Center
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 2 @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Science Operations Center
Warbler, Yellow-rumped # @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Science Operations Center

2014-11-21: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Chickadee, Mountain 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2014-11-22: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMS: San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@road1: Socorro to San Antonio
@road2: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
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
Swan, Tundra 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Eagle, Bald 
1a @Bosque del Apache NWR
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1ϕ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♂ @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
1♀ @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro to San Antonio
Roadrunner, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache
raven sp. # @Socorro to San Antonio
Crow, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Marsh 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phainopepla 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Song 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Meadowlark, Western 1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Blackbird, Brewer's 1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2014-11-26: NM: Socorro County

@Lem: Lemitar
@SocCo: Socorro County
@SocNA: Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Quail, Gambel's # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Kestrel, American 1♀ @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Crane, Sandhill # @Lemitar
Flicker, Red-shafted # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Phoebe, Black 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Lemitar
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Starling, European # @Lemitar
Warbler, Audubon's # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Sparrow, Song 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Junco, Oregon # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area

2014-11-28: NM: Socorro County

@Lem: Lemitar
@SocCo: Socorro County
@SocNA: Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Kestrel, American 
1u @Lemitar
1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Crane, Sandhill # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Lemitar
Dove, Mourning # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Flicker, Red-shafted # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Lemitar
Bluebird, Western # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Finch, House # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Goldfinch, American 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area

2014-11-29: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@BdABoard: Bosque del Apache NWR: Boardwalk
@MVT: Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
@sito: San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
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
Wigeon, American # @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
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ring-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
Grebe, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1i @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Kestrel, American 
1u @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
1♀ @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
1♂ @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
1♀ @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
# @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
Avocet, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Boardwalk
Dove, White-winged 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning # @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
Roadrunner, Greater # @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
Phoebe, Say's 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
raven sp. # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
Crow, American # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Wren, Marsh 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Robin, American 1 @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
Starling, European 
# @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
# @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1
Sparrow, Song 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh View Trail
Pyrrhuloxia 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. # @Luis Lopez to San Antonio via Farm-Market Road
Blackbird, Brewer's 1 @San Antonio: San Antonito Road east of NM-1

2014-11-30: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

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