NM Wild Birds

Monthly Observations for Yard and Bosque

*** Obsevations were recorded for the period of January 2007 through December 2012 ***
Observations are no longer recorded, but this old data should still show likely species in the area.

Click the Species Name in the list below to open a new window containing the
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds, Bird Guide Page for that bird.

Backyard Sightings for February 2012

Total Number of Backyard Species identified in February is 18.
Scroll down for Bosque Sightings.

Species Seen
on
ave. # at
a time
Date 1st
Seen
American Crow   Once or Twice   100 10th  
American Goldfinch   Most Days   2 1st  
Bewick's Wren   Once or Twice   1 16th  
Black-capped Chickadee   Most Days   1 1st  
Bushtit   Once or Twice   4 1st  
Canada Goose   Once or Twice   2 29th  
Dark-eyed Junco   A Few Days   1 12th  
Downy Woodpecker   Most Days   1 1st  
European Starling   Once or Twice   2 19th  
Hairy Woodpecker   Once or Twice   1 1st  
House Finch   Every Day   4 1st  
House Sparrow   Every Day   6 1st  
Ladder-backed Woodpecker   A Few Days   1 1st  
Lesser Goldfinch   Every Day   4 1st  
Northern Flicker   Most Days   1 1st  
Red-winged Blackbird   Once or Twice   1 19th  
    Notes: female
Spotted Towhee   Every Day   2 1st  
White-crowned Sparrow   Every Day   8 1st  

Bosque Sightings for February 2012

Total Number of Bosque Species identified in February is 37.

Note: Observations are from the Corrales Bosque Preserve and Rio Grande Valley State Park.

Species Seen
on
ave. # at
a time
Date 1st
Seen
American Coot   Every Time   4 1st  
American Crow   Every Time   100 1st  
American Robin   Most Times   2 1st  
American Wigeon   Most Times   2 1st  
Bald Eagle   Most Times   1 1st  
Bewick's Wren   Half the Time   2 6th  
Black Phoebe   Every Time   2 1st  
Cackling Goose   Most Times   50 1st  
    Notes: RGNC
Canada Goose   Every Time   100 1st  
Canvasback   Once or Twice   1 5th  
    Notes: Tingley Bosque Ponds
Cooper's Hawk   Half the Time   1 6th  
Dark-eyed Junco   Most Times   6 10th  
Eastern Bluebird   A Few Times   2 1st  
Gadwall   Most Times   4 1st  
    Notes: RGNC
Great Horned Owl   A Few Times   1 27th  
Greater Roadrunner   Half the Time   1 1st  
Green-winged Teal   A Few Times   4 1st  
Hairy Woodpecker   Once or Twice   1 6th  
Hooded Merganser   Once or Twice   1 25th  
    Notes: RGNC
Lesser Scaup   Once or Twice   4 5th  
    Notes: Tingley Bosque Ponds
Mallard   Every Time   10 1st  
Neotropic Cormorant   A Few Times   4 8th  
    Notes: Tingley Beach Ponds
Northern Flicker   Most Times   2 1st  
Northern Shoveler   Every Time   4 1st  
Pied-billed Grebe   Every Time   2 1st  
Red-tailed Hawk   Half the Time   1 1st  
Redhead   Once or Twice   4 5th  
    Notes: Tingley Bosque Ponds
Ring-billed Gull   Every Time   50 1st  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   Half the Time   1 1st  
Sandhill Crane   Every Time   20 1st  
Say's Phoebe   Most Times   1 1st  
Song Sparrow   Most Times   2 1st  
Spotted Towhee   Every Time   2 1st  
White-breasted Nuthatch   Every Time   2 1st  
White-crowned Sparrow   Every Time   20 1st  
Wilson's Snipe   Once or Twice   1 24th  
    Notes: like last month, along small ditch between I-40 & Central
Yellow-rumped Warbler   A Few Times   2 1st