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Checklist S5739394

 
Location
Caballo Lake SP--Percha Recreation Area, Sierra County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
10 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Griffin
Comments:
This checklist was a part of the Caballo Christmas Bird Count covered by me and Carl Lundblad and included some areas outside of Percha Dam SP proper (both south and north). Surprisingly we missed Ferruginous hawk, Inca dove, and Bridled titmouse. Large numbers of western and mountain bluebirds.
Species
86 species (+6 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose
133
Canada Goose
21
Northern Shoveler
65
Gadwall
1
American Wigeon
38
Mallard/Mexican Duck
65
Green-winged Teal
1
Canvasback
2
Bufflehead
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 2
Sex Unknown
6
Gambel's Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe
5
Eurasian Collared-Dove
26
White-winged Dove
61
Mourning Dove
1
Greater Roadrunner
5
White-throated Swift

Flying/foraging above Rio Grande south of PDSP near bridge over Rio Grande

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 5
6
Common Gallinule

In wetland pond at PDSP, previously reported by other observers. Photos.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6
1
American Coot (Red-shielded)
1814
Sandhill Crane
59
Killdeer
12
Least Sandpiper
3
Wilson's Snipe
6
Spotted Sandpiper
454
Ring-billed Gull
2
Great Blue Heron
1
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Cooper's Hawk
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Bald Eagle
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
10
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

One adult female in cottonwood plantation north of PDSP. Photos.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
Red-naped Sapsucker
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
3
Downy Woodpecker

2 in cottonwood plantation north of PDSP, 1 south of PDSP.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 1
Sex Unknown
17
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
22
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
8
American Kestrel
1
Empidonax sp.

Very bright individual flew from "island" in Rio Grande below Percha Dam to west bank, then apparently flew north. Not seen long enough to get any distinguishing characteristics other than bright yellowish wingbars, and perhaps "blocky" head.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
14
Black Phoebe
1
Eastern Phoebe

One bird foraging low in branches of large velvet ash tree north of PDSP. Tail dipping, small head relative to body.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
6
Say's Phoebe
1
Loggerhead Shrike
1
Hutton's Vireo

One calling briefly in cottonwood plantation north of PDSP.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Steller's Jay

Two birds south of PDSP, calling/foraging along Rio Grande.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
7
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
12
American Crow
99
Chihuahuan Raven
2
Common Raven
3
Horned Lark
1
Juniper Titmouse

One foraging in cottonwoods near pavilion parking area near entrance to PDSP.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
4
Verdin
10
White-breasted Nuthatch
6
Brown Creeper

Staying in loose flock foraging in velvet ash trees north of PDSP.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6
1
Marsh Wren

One calling bird on west bank below Percha dam (in bulrush)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
6
Bewick's Wren
6
Golden-crowned Kinglet

On sandy shore of Rio Grande south of PDSP just upstream of bridge over Rio Grande. Foraging/drinking.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6
21
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
16
Eastern Bluebird

A few birds in PDSP, but most north of PDSP in cottonwood plantation.

183
Western Bluebird

Most were in PDSP foraging on large amounts of mistletoe in cottowoods.

136
Mountain Bluebird

Most in one or two agricultural fields south of PDSP.

3
Hermit Thrush
12
American Robin
1
Curve-billed Thrasher
3
Crissal Thrasher
120
European Starling
126
American Pipit
8
Cedar Waxwing
12
Phainopepla
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 6
Female 6
Sex Unknown
67
House Finch
2
Lesser Goldfinch
4
American Goldfinch
54
Chipping Sparrow
6
Brewer's Sparrow

Six singing birds south of PDSP in pre-sunrise on west bank Rio Grande

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 6
90
Dark-eyed Junco
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
64
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
43
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
11
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
242
White-crowned Sparrow
32
Song Sparrow
4
Lincoln's Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

One at south end of wetland pond at PDSP. seen multiple times.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Canyon Towhee

One bird in early pre-sunrise south of PDSP along west bank of Rio Grande.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
7
Spotted Towhee
56
Western Meadowlark
17
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Brewer's Blackbird
36
Great-tailed Grackle
83
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
15
Pyrrhuloxia
8
House Sparrow
 

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Yes