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Checklist S14506786

 
Location
Rio Grande Nature Center SP, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
7
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bill Rowe
Comments:
Birding tour group from St. Louis, led by me. Trails to river closed; limited to vicinity of visitor center.
Species
35 species (+1 other taxa) total
30
Canada Goose
25
Wood Duck
2
Blue-winged Teal
4
Gadwall
15
Mallard/Mexican Duck
2
Ruddy Duck
1
Pied-billed Grebe
5
White-winged Dove
5
Mourning Dove
1
Greater Roadrunner
20
Black-chinned Hummingbird
6
American Coot (Red-shielded)
2
Killdeer
1
Great Egret
1
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron
7
White-faced Ibis

Group seen well at close range in air, circling over pond.

2
Turkey Vulture
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2
American Kestrel
2
Black Phoebe
1
Eastern Phoebe

Watched through scope at 50 yards. Clearly a phoebe, perched alertly on vertical stick in pond and dipping tail persistently; dull dark grayish back & wings with two slight, low-contrast wingbars; dark head with no eyering, all-dark bill; in side view, underparts seen to be entirely whitish, contrasting with face and wings. Black Phoebe, Western Wood-Pewee, Empidonax spp. all eliminated by these characters. Am aware of rarity, but also that this species has been observed more than once recently along the bosque at Albuquerque.

2
Barn Swallow
70
Cliff Swallow
2
Black-capped Chickadee
2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
2
Eastern Bluebird
1
American Robin
5
House Finch
2
Spotted Towhee
2
Red-winged Blackbird
5
Summer Tanager
4
Black-headed Grosbeak
2
Blue Grosbeak
 

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