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Checklist S9482228

 
Location
Caballo Lake SP--Percha Recreation Area, Sierra County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
8 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
7.0 mile(s)
Observers:
C.J. Goin List , David Griffin , John Douglas List
Comments:
Covering the Percha area for the Caballo CBC; note NM State Parks has cut down dead/dying cottonwood trees at Percha
Species
86 species (+6 other taxa) total
1
Wood Duck
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
15
Northern Shoveler
2
Gadwall
2
Mallard/Mexican Duck
7
Green-winged Teal
3
Bufflehead
4
Common Merganser
47
Gambel's Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
9
Eurasian Collared-Dove
405
White-winged Dove
7
Mourning Dove
6
American Coot (Red-shielded)
861
Sandhill Crane
3
Killdeer
2
Wilson's Snipe
1
Greater Yellowlegs
600
Ring-billed Gull
6
Great Blue Heron
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
3
Cooper's Hawk
1
Bald Eagle
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
12
Red-tailed Hawk

one Harlan's hawk, one dark morph, other light morphs

2
Great Horned Owl
4
Belted Kingfisher
1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

in elms near Percha entrance; no red on nape, back markings not arranged in 2 rows, black facial line continuous

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Red-naped Sapsucker
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
14
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

at 7:50am, a female YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER in a screwbean mesquite about 25 yards west of the Rio Grande, sunning itself, bird flew to east side of river in trees at private residence. Bird refound at 8:00am back on west side of river on wooden power pole with a red-shafted flicker, then flew to a salt cedar at bank of river (stil on west side), then flew east across river. I.D.: I had just pulled out my scope and tripod to look at a very dark red-tailed hawk, when out of the corner of my eye I caught movement on the screwbean mesquite tree. The morning sun was brilliant on the flicker and for some reason I thought it looked "different" - I then trained my binoculars on the bird (Nikon, Premier LX 8x42), and immediately noticed the scarlet red crescent on the back of the head/nape. I quickly turned my scope and grabbed my camera, but the bird flew as I did this. I was not able to get a photo. At 8:00am after seeing the bird a 2nd time, I noticed the yellow underwing and tail as it flew across the river. I did not notice a black malar stripe during my brief observation, so I assume this was a female. Location: UTM (NAD 83 datum): 28499mE/3636627mN.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
25
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
6
American Kestrel
1
Merlin
1
Prairie Falcon
1
Hammond's Flycatcher

empid, Tiny bill, long primary projection, squared/angled head ("Barney Rubble" appearance). Foraging close to ground in area with dense overstory and dense understory. At "traditional" location along riverside trail.

5
Black Phoebe
3
Eastern Phoebe
4
Say's Phoebe
1
Vermilion Flycatcher
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Loggerhead Shrike
268
American Crow
128
Chihuahuan Raven
5
Common Raven
36
Horned Lark
1
Verdin
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
3
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren
13
Bewick's Wren
1
Cactus Wren
7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8
Eastern Bluebird
49
Western Bluebird
1
Hermit Thrush
4
American Robin
1
Brown Thrasher

at traditional location downstream of dam along trail with bird houses; dense overstory and dense understory. Bird was foraging in loose association with 2 spotted towhees. Photos and video taken.

1
Crissal Thrasher
160
European Starling
580
American Pipit

agricultural field southwest of Percha loaded with them; flocks of 100+ came into field and foraged. also horned larks and savannah sparrows

34
Cedar Waxwing
51
Phainopepla

males and females seemingly everywhere; constantly battling with bluebirds. Phainopeplas were seen from Sugar Sand Rd metal bridge downstream of Percha (abt 1mi) to I-25

230
House Finch
2
Pine Siskin
4
Lesser Goldfinch
1
American Goldfinch
1
Grasshopper Sparrow

in mixed sparrow flock in North Woods

5
Chipping Sparrow
60
Brewer's Sparrow
122
Dark-eyed Junco
35
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
45
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
6
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
575
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
7
White-throated Sparrow

1 tan-striped south of Percha; 6 in 2 groups in North Woods: 4 in mixed sparrow flock - 2 white-striped, 2 tan-striped; and 2 with song sparrow - both tan-striped

1
Sagebrush Sparrow
69
Savannah Sparrow
42
Song Sparrow
19
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
Swamp Sparrow
2
Green-tailed Towhee
13
Spotted Towhee
66
Western Meadowlark
12
Red-winged Blackbird
66
Brewer's Blackbird
6
Great-tailed Grackle
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
103
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)

at least half were at BOR land south of Percha, near agricultural fields, many in North Woods

17
Pyrrhuloxia

one group of 7 feeding together on ground at Percha

55
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes