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 25, 2019
Compiler: Matt Baumann
Phone: 505-264-1052
E-mail address: mbaumann22@gmail.com

This is the New Mexico Rare Bird Report for June 25, 2019 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):
Birds Mentioned and Counties (NMBRC review species are in CAPITAL letters):

Rivoli’s Hummingbird (Dona Ana)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Eddy)
Carolina Wren (Socorro)
Veery (Taos)
Fox Sparrow (Taos)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Bernalillo)

–a male CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was banded at the Rio Grande Nature Center June 13.

CHAVES County:
–Collins reported an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at Bitter Lake NWR June 16. It continued to June 20.

DONA ANA County:
–a male RIVOLI’S HUMMINGBIRD was banded near the Dripping Springs Visitors Center on the west side of the Organ Mountain June 14.

–Gould reported a singing BLACK-CAPPED VIREO at Aguirre Springs in the Organ Mountains May 25. It has been seen approximately two miles from the parking area near the coordinates (32.3581, -106.5608). It has favored the last draw with riparian vegetation before getting to the halfway primitive campground, going clockwise from the parking area. It continued to May 27.

GRANT County:
–the continuing BUFF-BREASTED FLYCATCHER was seen to June 9 along Dead Man’s Canyon trail near the coordinates (32.6086, -108.4157).

EDDY County:
–Nieman photographed a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Six Mile Dam June 1.

–up to four CAROLINA WRENS have been reported along the Seasonal Road at Bosque del Apache NWR.

TAOS County:
–Friedrichs reported a VEERY in willow thickets just east of Costilla June 23. He also reported a FOX SPARROW in willows near Rio Costilla Park June 21.

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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