NMOS Rare Bird Alert

The most recent report is posted below. Archived reports can be accessed through Birdingonthe.Net (look for WEST:NM RBA).

Updates to the New Mexico Bird Finding Guide are posted to the NMOS web page here. The Arizona-New Mexico Birding List-Serve is also posted to ABA Birding News.

Most Recent Rare Bird Report

New Mexico Rare Bird Report
August 13, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: mbaumann22@gmail.com

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for August 13, 2018 sponsored by the New Mexico Ornithological Society. When phone numbers are given for private property, please call before going to ask for permission. In ranch country, do not stray off the roads. Places mentioned in the report, a checklist of NM birds, and more locations on uncommon and specialty species can be found in the NM Bird Finding Guide. You can purchase the NM Bird Finding Guide here. A more complete, updated version of the checklist can be found here. For prior records of species in New Mexico, search the online archive of the NMOS Field Notes at http://nm-cis.unm.edu/partners/nmos.

For photos of rarities and directions to some birding sites, check http://sites.google.com/site/oldenettelspage or the New Mexico Rarities Group on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nmrarities/. NMOS is now on Facebook, search for New Mexico Ornithological Society.

All individuals are encouraged to submit their observations to NMOS. This includes not only records of Review List species and species potentially new to the state, but also records of uncommon species, species of conservation concern, records documenting breeding, and early, late, or out-of-season/range birds. Details and photos should be sent to Sandy Williams, 1819 Meadowview Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or (preferred) to sunbittern@earthlink.net. Details will be used for NMOS Field Notes, North American Birds, and the New Mexico Bird Records Committee.

NOTE: Additional reports of unseasonal birds or county rarities can be seen on the eBird New Mexico Rare Bird Alert. You do not need an eBird account to view this.
Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL letters):
Common Ground-Dove (Hidalgo, Socorro)
Tricolored Heron (Chaves, Eddy)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Curry, Eddy, Sierra)
Carolina Wren (Socorro)
Phainopepla (Sandoval)
Hooded Warbler (Santa Fe)

CHAVES County:
–Landi reported a juvenile TRICOLORED HERON at Bitter Lake NWR August 10. It was seen on Unit 5 and continued to August 12.

CURRY County:
–Whitecotton reported an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Hillcrest Park in Clovis July 12. It was seen in the large pond at the east end of the park but has been reported from the adjacent zoo as well.

EDDY County:
–Nieman reported the continuing RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Rattlesnake Springs August 3.

–Nieman reported a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Lake Avalon July 8. It was seen in the flooded salt cedars at the northeast end of the lake.

–Nieman reported a TRICOLORED HERON at Brantley Lake on June 29. It was seen in flight from Cheapskate Point.

–Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It and another continued to July 15.

–Jaremko-Wright and Swackhamer reported two RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROWS in Guadalupe Canyon July 15. Four were present for Pederson and Baumann August 4 along with two COMMON GROUND-DOVES.

–VanBuskirk reported two PHAINOPEPLAS in Placitas July 2. They were seen of hwy 165 near the fire station. One was in this same area by Rustay July 8 and continued to July 11.

SANTA FE County:
–Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It continued to August 10 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below. Another, likely a female, was reported along with the male July 13 by Foy.

SIERRA County:
–Cleary reported a LITTLE BLUE HERON at Elephant Butte Lake SP August 5. It was seen looking north from the South Monticello Overlook and continued to August 12.

–Goin and Treers photographed a first year YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Percha Recreation Area (Percha Dam) August 4.

–Hjalmarson photographed a COMMON GROUND-DOVE at Bosque del Apache NWR July 7. It was seen on the south loop near these coordinates (33.776172, -106.895046).

–Up to four CAROLINA WRENS are again present along the usual stretch of the Seasonal Road, between the 90 degree turns, at Bosque del Apache.

Upcoming Central New Mexico Audubon Society Field Trips are posted on the CNMAS website at http://cnmas.newmexicoaudubon.org/?page_id=916

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