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 December 2012

Total Number of Backyard Species identified in December is 16.
Scroll down for Bosque Sightings.

Species Seen
on
ave. # at
a time
Date 1st
Seen
American Robin   A Few Days   2 4th  
Bewick's Wren   Once or Twice   1 8th  
Black-capped Chickadee   Once or Twice   1 4th  
Dark-eyed Junco   Most Days   2 1st  
Downy Woodpecker   Once or Twice   1 2nd  
Greater Roadrunner   Once or Twice   1 16th  
House Finch   Every Day   4 1st  
House Sparrow   Most Days   4 1st  
Ladder-backed Woodpecker   Once or Twice   1 14th  
Lesser Goldfinch   Every Day   4 1st  
Northern Flicker   A Few Days   1 8th  
Pine Siskin   A Few Days   2 4th  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   Once or Twice   1 8th  
Spotted Towhee   Most Days   1 2nd  
White-crowned Sparrow   Every Day   6 1st  
White-winged Dove   Once or Twice   2 1st  

Bosque Sightings for December 2012

Total Number of Bosque Species identified in December is 25.

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   10 3rd  
American Crow   Every Time   100 3rd  
American Goldfinch   A Few Times   1 10th  
American Kestrel   Once or Twice   1 3rd  
    Notes: being chased by a crow
American Robin   A Few Times   2 3rd  
American Wigeon   Most Times   8 3rd  
Bald Eagle   Once or Twice   2 13th  
    Notes: have our winter resident eagles returned?
Bewick's Wren   Most Times   1 3rd  
Black Phoebe   Once or Twice   1 5th  
Black-capped Chickadee   Once or Twice   1 3rd  
Brown Creeper   Once or Twice   1 5th  
Canada Goose   Every Time   50 3rd  
Dark-eyed Junco   Every Time   10 3rd  
Eastern Bluebird   Once or Twice   2 3rd  
Greater Roadrunner   Once or Twice   1 7th  
Killdeer   Once or Twice   1 3rd  
Mallard   Every Time   10 3rd  
Northern Flicker   Half the Time   2 3rd  
Pied-billed Grebe   Most Times   2 3rd  
Ring-billed Gull   Every Time   50 3rd  
    Notes: on a sandbar north of Alameda Bridge
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   Once or Twice   1 3rd  
Sandhill Crane   Every Time   50 3rd  
Spotted Towhee   Most Times   2 3rd  
White-crowned Sparrow   Every Time   10 3rd  
Wood Duck   Most Times   1 3rd