río embudo birds

Identification Practice for the
Dixon Christmas Bird Count

Species observed in 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9-8 7-6-5 4-3-2 1 out of 16 years of the count.

This Learning-Feature was developed for the 2013 CBC season. As we prepare for the 2017 season, we actually have 20 years of data. (See Updated Compilation)
The additional year has resulted in little change in the order of species. An update of this feature will take place at a later date.


Species Recorded in 10 out of the 16 Years of the Count.

[These species represent 0.5% of all individuals counted over the 16 years.]

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English Name:
Genus species:
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Swans, Geese and Ducks
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis


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Seen only on the Rio Grande.
Note white mark on Cheek.
Larger than local Ducks.
Diurnal Raptors: Vultures, Eagles, Hawks and Falcons
Northern Harrier
Circus cyaneus


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Female pictured.

Male gray above, White below with black wingtips.

Usually seen flying in agricultural fields about 4-7 feet above ground.

Often rises slightly to clear fences.

Alameda Ave NE, Albuquerque

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Pigeons and Doves
Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura


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Generally seen flying in small groups (2-4 individuals).

Note long, pointed tail which shows white edges when landing.

Call is a soft, slow "who-AH, who, who, who" heard during the day. (Commonly mistaken for an owl. Note: Owls usually do not call during daylight hours)

El Bosque

El Bosque


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