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
June 11, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: mbaumann22@gmail.com

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for June 11, 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):
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Dona Ana)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Bernalillo)
Carolina Wren (Socorro)
Hooded Warbler (Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Santa Fe)

–Warner and Kuehun reported a singing HOODED WARBLER along the bosque trail approximately ¾ miles south of Montano June 11. It continued to June 18.

–the YELLOW-THROATED VIREO in the bosque south of Valle de Oro continued to June 11. Walk south along the ditch road from the parking area about a half mile and look for a woodpile cairn. Follow the trail towards the bosque and go another 150-200 meters south.

DONA ANA County:
–Groves reported two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS along the west drain south of Domenici Hwy June 8.

EDDY County:
–Nieman reported a first cycle LAUGHING GULL at Brantley Lake May 29. Two Laughing Gulls were reported there May 31 by Collins. At least one Laughing Gull continued to June 2.

–Nieman reported a TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Rattlesnake Springs May 27. It was seen at the east end of the cottonwood grove. It continued to June 16.

–Parmeter reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK along US 62/180 where it crosses the Black River May 25. Nieman flushed likely the same bird at Rattlesnake Springs June 8.

–a HOODED WARBLER was reported at the confluence of Acid and Pueblo Canyons in Los Alamos May 23. It continued to June 6. Note that this location is closed due to fire restrictions.

SANTA FE County:
–Hardy reported a HOODED WARBLER at Santa Fe Canyon Preserve June 9. It continued to June 18 and has been seen up to the old dam area and below.

–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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