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 May 2012

Total Number of Backyard Species identified in May is 21.
Scroll down for Bosque Sightings.

Species Seen
on
ave. # at
a time
Date 1st
Seen
American Goldfinch   Once or Twice   1 1st  
Bewick's Wren   Once or Twice   1 1st  
Black-chinned Hummingbird   Every Day   12 1st  
Black-headed Grosbeak   Once or Twice   1 9th  
Cooper's Hawk   Once or Twice   1 1st  
Downy Woodpecker   Once or Twice   1 11th  
Eurasian Collared-Dove   Once or Twice   2 6th  
Hairy Woodpecker   Once or Twice   1 1st  
House Finch   Every Day   4 1st  
House Sparrow   Every Day   8 1st  
Ladder-backed Woodpecker   A Few Days   1 2nd  
Lesser Goldfinch   Every Day   6 1st  
Mourning Dove   A Few Days   1 1st  
Northern Flicker   Once or Twice   1 10th  
Spotted Towhee   Most Days   1 2nd  
Summer Tanager   Most Days   1 1st  
Western Tanager   Once or Twice   1 8th  
White-breasted Nuthatch   Half the Time   1 2nd  
White-crowned Sparrow   A Few Days   1 2nd  
    Notes: 1 or 2 at a time. Migrants, not from the winter flock
White-winged Dove   Once or Twice   2 1st  
Yellow-breasted Chat   Once or Twice   1 18th  

Bosque Sightings for May 2012

Total Number of Bosque Species identified in May is 33.

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 Robin   A Few Times   1 2nd  
Ash-throated Flycatcher   Every Time   6 2nd  
Barn Swallow   Once or Twice   4 2nd  
Bewick's Wren   Every Time   6 2nd  
Black Phoebe   Most Times   4 2nd  
Black-capped Chickadee   Once or Twice   1 2nd  
Black-chinned Hummingbird   Every Time   4 2nd  
Black-crowned Night-Heron   Once or Twice   1 4th  
    Notes: Imm.
Black-headed Grosbeak   Most Times   2 2nd  
Blue Grosbeak   A Few Times   1 14th  
Canada Goose   Every Time   6 2nd  
Cliff Swallow   A Few Times   30 2nd  
    Notes: building colony on S side of Alameda Bridge
Common Yellowthroat   Once or Twice   1 2nd  
Cooper's Hawk   Most Times   2 2nd  
Eastern Bluebird   Once or Twice   1 4th  
Gambel's Quail   Once or Twice   2 4th  
Great Horned Owl   A Few Times   3 2nd  
    Notes: adult at nest with three owlets
Greater Roadrunner   Once or Twice   1 2nd  
Mallard   Every Time   6 2nd  
Mourning Dove   Half the Time   1 2nd  
Northern Flicker   Once or Twice   1 2nd  
Northern Harrier   Once or Twice   1 16th  
Northern Mockingbird   Once or Twice   1 2nd  
Northern Rough-winged Swallow   Once or Twice   10 2nd  
Red-winged Blackbird   A Few Times   2 2nd  
Ring-necked Pheasant   Once or Twice   1 14th  
Spotted Sandpiper   Once or Twice   1 15th  
Spotted Towhee   Most Times   4 2nd  
Summer Tanager   Most Times   3 2nd  
White-breasted Nuthatch   Most Times   2 2nd  
White-crowned Sparrow   Once or Twice   2 2nd  
Wood Duck   Most Times   4 2nd  
Yellow-breasted Chat   Once or Twice   1 2nd