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

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for October 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):
Surf Scoter (San Miguel)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Curry)
BOBOLINK (Bernalillo)
Magnolia Warbler (Dona Ana)
PALM WARBLER (Roosevelt)

–Hilchey photographed a BOBOLINK at Tramway Wetlands October 16.

–the BLACKPOLL WARBLER in Edgewood continued to October 13.

CURRY County:
–Beauprez reported a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD at his home October 9. It continued the following day.

–Parmeter reported four YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the CLOVIS WWTP August 17. Three continued to September 26.

DONA ANA County:
–Scott and Zabriskie reported a MGNOLIA WARBLER in their Radium Springs yard October 15. It was not seen the following day.

–Egelhoff reported a flyover LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH at Mesilla Valley Bosque SP October 14.

EDDY County:
–Nieman reported the continuing RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Washington Ranch October 7.

GRANT County:
–Szabo reported four LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH in Sliver City October 8. They were seen at Rose Valley RV Ranch at the eastern end of town.

LEA County:
–Nieman reported a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at the Tatum Sewage Ponds August 31. It continued in the area to September 22.

–Parmeter and Beauprez reported a PALM WARBLER and a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER at the Melrose Trap October 13. The Blackburnian continued the following day.

–Jaremko-Wright reported three SURF SCOTERS at Storrie Lake October 15.

–Zaslow reported a Couch’s Kingbird at Bosque del Apache NWR October 11. It was seen at various locations around the visitors center and continued to October 14.

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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