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
April 17, 2018
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: mbaumann22@gmail.com

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for April 17, 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):

Lucifer Hummingbird (Eddy)
GLOSSY IBIS (Sierra, Socorro)
Harris’s Hawk (Roosevelt)
Carolina Wren (Eddy)
Harris’s Sparrow (Bernalillo, Hidalgo)
Prothonotary Warbler (Eddy)

–Mehlman reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW at Los Poblanos Open Space in Albuquerque April 15. It was seen at the nw corner of the fields near the garden.

EDDY County:
–Nieman photographed a LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD in Slaughter Canyon April 13. It was seen about 1.3 miles from the parking area.

–Johnston reported a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at Rattlesnake Springs April 12.

–Hines and Steve West reported a CAROLINA WREN at Washington Ranch February 18. It was seen in the Black River drainage east of the ponds. It continued at adjacent Rattlesnake Springs to March 30.

–Ivey reported a HARRIS’S SPARROW in Rodeo March 1. It was reported along the birding trail behind the post office and continued to April 11.

–a PACIFIC WREN was reported at the confluence of Pueblo and Acid Canyons in Los Alamos to April 7.

–Beauprez reported a HARRIS’S HAWK along Roosevelt Rd. P and 8 southeast of Portales March 12. It continued in the area to March 28.

–Morris reported a RUSTY BLACKBIRD along the Corrales Bosque near barrel 2.7 March 21. It was seen along the low flow channel.

SIERRA County:
–Cleary reported a GLOSSY IBIS along the inner arm of Long Point at Elephant Butte Lake April 6.

–Several Carolina Wrens are again present along the usual stretch of the Seasonal Road, between the 90 degree turns, at Bosque del Apache. At least two were present April 7.

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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