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Checklist S6289711

 
Location
Caballo Lake SP--Percha Recreation Area, Sierra County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:30 AM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
9
Duration:
1 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Area: 25.0 ac
Observers:
Michael Hilchey
Comments:
Broad-winged Hawk seen flying over the river. Lighting was really bad but the bird was a small hawk with a short tail and very broad wings. The tail was dark with one very obvious white bar through the center and a much less distinct white bar very near the base of the tail. The lighting made the bird look almost gray above (in fact it was initially called a gray hawk) but it was seen in good light briefly and appeared much more brown and not gray. The underside was difficult to distinguish but it looked like it had dark barring throughout the breast and most of the belly. Again, it was difficult to asses color from below but the one obvious mark that could be seen was a dark terminal edge to the entire wing. Because of the pattern on the breast, I would guess that this was an adult bird. Tail pattern rules out similar species such as Red-shouldered Hawk and Gray Hawk
Species
53 species (+2 other taxa) total
2
Mallard/Mexican Duck
4
Eurasian Collared-Dove
10
White-winged Dove
10
Mourning Dove
2
Greater Roadrunner
6
Black-chinned Hummingbird
3
Common Gallinule
2
Killdeer
1
Long-billed Curlew
1
Willet
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Green Heron
6
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey
1
Broad-winged Hawk
2
Swainson's Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Downy Woodpecker
2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
3
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
4
Black Phoebe
3
Say's Phoebe
6
Vermilion Flycatcher
15
Western Kingbird
1
Bell's Vireo
26
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
13
Violet-green Swallow
5
Bank Swallow
24
Barn Swallow
29
Cliff Swallow
1
Brown Creeper
1
Bewick's Wren
4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
23
American Robin
4
Northern Mockingbird
25
European Starling
4
Phainopepla
7
House Finch
2
Lesser Goldfinch
10
American Goldfinch
40
Chipping Sparrow
4
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
16
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
25
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow
2
Canyon Towhee
30
Red-winged Blackbird
5
Brewer's Blackbird
7
Lucy's Warbler
1
MacGillivray's Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat
4
Yellow Warbler
30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Wilson's Warbler
3
Summer Tanager
 

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