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Checklist S10747383

 
Location
Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun May 13, 2012 6:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
14.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Christopher Rustay , Collin Adams List
Comments:
Started during a rain storm, which then cleared up about halfway around the Marsh Loop. Wind was blowing steadily however for most of the evening lessening towards dusk. Started counting waterfowl and shorebids - especially - but after we reached the Seasonal Road most waterfowl counting just stopped so likely well undercounted. This was because suddenly on the seasonal road a whole passle of birds started calling and pouring in to roost for the evening. The whole thing simply became enchanting. A wonderful three hours
Species
54 species (+2 other taxa) total
28
1

A continuing record of this bird here. Orangey pink to center of bill obvious from across the Marsh Deck pond.

6
12
4
32
6

At least three pairs of seemingly pure Mexicans

2
Mallard x Mexican Duck (hybrid)
5
Mallard/Mexican Duck
24
6
1
48
2
2
1
1
95
1
150
54
4
5

Group seen flying above pond East of Farm Loop Seasonal Road, did not land, flew over and continued flying out of sight in a northern direction. Strong black below, highly contrasting white fore "hood" continuing down side neck and along sides. grayish patterning on crown and other upperparts - what I could see of them - Black armpits. Calling "too-uh-wee" several times when first coming in.

3
5
48
300
7
3
20
13
7
23
14
53
7
1
225
2
2
3
2
1
1
3
300
225
2
2
1
10
2
14
3
1
1
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes