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Checklist S23632206

 
Location
Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun May 24, 2015 12:29 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
2 hour(s), 18 minute(s)
Distance:
12.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mouser Williams List , Wyatt Egelhoff , Zane Kominek List
Species
52 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose

Long continuing individual. Dark commissure line (grin-patch) visible.

50
Canada Goose
2
Cinnamon Teal
15
Northern Shoveler
6
Mexican Duck

Appeared pure.

5
Mallard x Mexican Duck (hybrid)
55
Mallard/Mexican Duck
2
Northern Pintail
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
4
Green-winged Teal (American)
3
Gambel's Quail
2
Ring-necked Pheasant
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 2
Sex Unknown
3
Wild Turkey
4
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Greater Roadrunner
1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Heard

1
Virginia Rail
1
Sora
20
American Coot (Red-shielded)
12
Black-necked Stilt
1
Killdeer
1
Neotropic Cormorant
1
Double-crested Cormorant
4
Great Blue Heron
13
Great Egret
6
Snowy Egret
14
White-faced Ibis
1
Mississippi Kite

Quite a surprise. A petite raptor with buoyant flight, typical of Kites. Overall a slate gray color with slightly more silvery colored head. This bird appeared to be a second year bird based on the absence of rufous coloration in the secondaries. In fact, the upper surface of this bird's wings were essentially concolor and grayish. The underwing surface was bi-colored, with the primaries being darker than the rest of the wing. The tail was banded. The bill appeared dark and petite, suggesting Mississippi Kite, rather than either of the other two dark U.S. kites. Seen flying over the seasonal road for about half a minute.
Link to photo by Mouser Williams:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mouser-nerdbot/17459852524/in/photostream/

3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel
21
Western Wood-Pewee
3
Willow Flycatcher
1
Say's Phoebe
1
Vermilion Flycatcher
5
Western Kingbird
2
Common Raven
15
Barn Swallow
30
Cliff Swallow
2
Bewick's Wren
2
American Robin
6
Northern Mockingbird
2
House Finch
4
Lark Sparrow
8
Yellow-breasted Chat
2
Western Meadowlark
3
Bullock's Oriole
23
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Brown-headed Cowbird
19
Great-tailed Grackle
1
Northern Waterthrush

Heard giving hard "chack" vocalization from the dense brush near the Flight Deck.

2
Lucy's Warbler
5
Common Yellowthroat
9
Yellow Warbler
1
Summer Tanager
1
Blue Grosbeak
 

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

Yes