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Checklist S32471726

 
Location
Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Incidental
Party Size:
2
Observers:
Dan Cooper
Comments:
Accompanying photographer around South Loop; only new sightings (vs. those seen yesterday) are included here.
Species
23 species (+1 other taxa) total
200
Snow Goose

Est.; single flock, w/ more arriving that night

2
Canvasback

Probably a couple more present - seen briefly from a distance on Marsh Trail/boardwalk

4
Redhead

est.; w/ Canvasback

20
Lesser Scaup

est.; w/ Canvasback

20
Ruddy Duck
2
Western Grebe
1
Virginia Rail

long quack call from Marsh Trail

1
Wilson's Snipe
1
American White Pelican

Marsh Tr. boardwalk. Single juv. was the only AMWP seen here during 11/8-10.

1
Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's)

circling high over start of loop roads (just inside entrance), late AM.

1
Downy Woodpecker
2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2
Bewick's Wren
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5
Western Bluebird
15
American Robin
1
Brown Thrasher

Encountered along road c. 500' south of end of South Loop around 8:00 AM (due south of "Rookery Pond" on map, just south of where road bends east slightly and meets east-west road separating North/South loops). Very loud "smack" call, like an amplified Fox Sparrow, heard on east side of rd in sandbar willow thicket. I pished, and a Brown Thrasher popped up and flew west across road, landing in willow thicket on that side. Large, mockingbird-sized bird with dark, straight bill and entirely rich rufous upperparts, bold black spot-streaks throughout otherwise bright white underparts. Long tail. I *think* the same bird was also giving a whistle call (from same area of thicket), but the main call was one I'm very familiar with from 10 years living in MA/RI/NY. Followed the bird/call as it drifted north along road, and last saw it fly across road maybe 200' before end of South Loop.

2
American Pipit

f/o

5
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
5
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
20
White-crowned Sparrow
3
Spotted Towhee
30
Western Meadowlark

John Taylor trail

 

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

No