río embudo birds

Learning the Birds of the Río Embudo


Less Common Summer Residents (10 Species)

These species are present, and seen regularly, in suitable habitat.

They are migrants. They breed here in the summer, then migrate further south in the Fall to their wintering grounds. Many spend the winter as far as Mexico and Central America. Some spend the winter in South America.

These species begin arriving in early March. Breeding takes place mainly in late May through July. By August, some are beginning to move south. By the end of September, most of them will be gone.


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Genus species:
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Long-legged Wading Birds
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax


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El Bosque - Photo: Barbara Hegranes
Smaller Wading Birds
Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus


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Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius


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Nightjars, Nighthawks and Swifts
Common Nighthawk
Chordeiles minor


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Tyrant Flycatchers
Western Kingbird
Tyrannus verticalis


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Shrikes and Vireos
Warbling Vireo
Vireo gilvus


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Swallows
Violet-green Swallow
Tachycineta thalassina


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Very common during spring migration.

All white below, with white wrapping up the sides of the rump as shown in the upper individual in the lower photo.

In right light, the back reveals brilliant violet and green colors.

Mimids "Mimic Thrushes"
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos


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Wood-Warblers
Virginia’s Warbler
Vermivora virginiae


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Icterids: Blackbirds, Orioles and their Allies
Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus ater


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