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2015-04-01: NM: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch
@NRAO: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 2 @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

2015-04-05: NM: Socorro County

@NF: Magdalenas: North Fork
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Route
1010, leave Socorro.
1030, Water Canyon Road.
1045, Water Canyon.
1110, hike North Fork Road from the Group Camp.
1310, turnaround at the El Tigre Fork, 34°01'50.2"N 107°09'15.7"W.
1540, rolling from Group Camp.
1600, Water Canyon Road.
1610, US-60^E.
Some form of garter snake and a Fence Lizard. Mourning Cloak, Two-tailed Swallowtail, Red Admiral, checkered-skipper sp., and Mylitta Crescent.
Kestrel, American 
1♀ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
1♀ @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
1♂ @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Dove, Mourning # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Roadrunner, Greater 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Swift, White-throated # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Acorn 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Shrike, Loggerhead 
1 @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Just west of Box Canyon.
1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
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Jay, Steller's # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Scrub-Jay, Western 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
raven sp. 3 @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Lark, Horned 1 @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Solitaire, Townsend's # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Vocalizations: High single 'peek' notes.
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Good quiz photos: they seem to show an all-gray bird. On closer inspection there is just a bit of warm color on the folded wing.
Sparrow, Chipping # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Junco, Gray-headed # @Magdalenas: North Fork
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2015-04-06: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Southwest of Kelly Hall.

2015-04-11: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  white Snow Goose
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@Seas: Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
@SeasF: Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1115, leave Socorro.
1125, Luis Lopez, Farm-Market Road.
1220, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1250, Seasonal Road.
1315, afoot on Seasonal Road, from the first bend.
1440, turnback at the north end of the Seasonal Road.
1525, rolling.
1715, leave the refuge.
Goose, white Snow 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Late.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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A nice series showing some of the more subtle features of the female. The whitish area just behind the bill is visible at some distance, but I had to be closer to see the white parentheses over and under the eye.
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Turkey, Wild 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Harrier, Northern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1a @San Antonio area
1a @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Kestrel, American 
1♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Snipe, Wilson's 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, White-winged 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, Mourning # @San Antonio area
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Hummingbird, Black-chinned # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge.
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Phoebe, Black 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Eastbound leg near the rail crossing.
2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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2♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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Crow, American 20 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Vocalizations: ID by voice.
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Robin, American 
1 @San Antonio area
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @San Antonio area
First of the year.
Starling, European # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Phainopepla 1 @San Antonio area
Warbler, Yellow 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Sparrow, Savannah 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Blackbird, Brewer's # @San Antonio area
Grackle, Great-tailed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Finch, House 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Siskin, Pine # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Goldfinch, Lesser # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Sparrow, House # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

2015-04-11: NM: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

@NRAO: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

2015-04-19: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Mallard # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Harrier, Northern 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Killdeer # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2015-04-21: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Kingbird, Western 1 @Socorro
First of the year.

2015-04-22: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phainopepla 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2015-04-25: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  white Snow Goose; Solitary Sandpiper; Lucy's Warbler
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@Seas: Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
@SeasF: Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
@Soc: Socorro
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1115, leave Socorro.
1130, Luis Lopez, to Farm-Market Road.
1200, San Antonio.
1210, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1255, Seasonal Road.
1315, afoot on Seasonal Road at the Pump House.
1445, turnback almost at the end of the road.
1550, rolling.
Goose, white Snow 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Late lingerer.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Mallard 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead 
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Turkey, Wild 21 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Cormorant, Neotropic 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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At this time of year their faces are an attractive pastel green.
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @San Antonio area
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1u @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Falcon, Peregrine 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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Overhead. Again later; possibly two birds.
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Sandpiper, Spotted 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Sandpiper, Solitary 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
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Some very busy, rather soiled birds hard by the Pump House (Warm Water Well) on the (North) Seasonal Road.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, White-winged # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, Mourning 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Phoebe, Black 
4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
3 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Kingbird, Western # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
raven sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Swallow, Barn # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Wren, Bewick's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Lucy's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Eastbound leg near Catbird Corner.
Warbler, Yellow # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Warbler, Audubon's # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Warbler, Myrtle 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
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Warbler, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Towhee, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Grackle, Great-tailed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)
Oriole, Bullock's 
1 @Socorro
Socorro General Hospital.
First of the year.
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Finch, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road (afoot)

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