NMOS Field Notes

Seasonal Reports on New Mexico Birds

NMOS Field Notes, published quarterly by the New Mexico Ornithological Society (NMOS), provides a seasonal overview of the changing patterns of New Mexico’s bird life, including unusual records, breeding and wintering range changes, and changes in seasonal occurrence and migration patterns.

The four reporting periods correspond to the four seasons of the year:

  • Winter (December 1-February 28/29)
  • Spring (March 1-May 31)
  • Summer (June 1-July 31)
  • Autumn (August 1-November 30).

How to Submit Sightings for NMOS Field Notes

All individuals interested in birds in New Mexico are encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS Field Notes. Especially solicited are records of uncommon species, nesting birds, and early, late, or out-of-season/range birds. Records should be submitted in taxonomic order and should include species name, date, exact location, numbers of bird(s), age, sex, and color morph (if applicable), and name and contact information (including e-mail address) of observer(s). Remember, unless field observations are properly documented and submitted for consideration, they have no way of becoming part of the ornithological record. Reporting birds to eBird or to rare bird alerts or on list-serves does not constitute submission to NMOS Field Notes.

Please provide details for rare and unusual records. Details are needed for sightings of bird species appearing on the Review List and the Sketch Details List. Written details and other documentation of very rare species will be circulated to the New Mexico Bird Records Committee for evaluation. Written details may be submitted using the New Mexico Rare/Unusual Bird Report Form – PDF version | Word version – although any written format is acceptable. If photographs are submitted (electronically or as slides, prints or video), please include with the photograph the name of the species in question, the date the picture was taken, the exact location, and photographer’s name.

Please submit reports as soon as possible after the close of a reporting period.

Editorial Staff

Editor, Sartor O. Williams III, sunbittern@earthlink.net

Assistant Editor, William H. Howe, whhowe@comcast.net

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