río embudo birds

Learning the Birds of the Río Embudo


Less Common Transients (6 Species)

These species are seen regularly, in suitable habitat during the spring and fall migrations.

They pass through this area, but don't breed here. In the Spring, they are moving north from their wintering grounds enroute to their breeding grounds either further north or higher up in the mountains of New Mexico.

In the Fall, they are passing through on their way back to their wintering grounds. Many spend the winter as far as Mexico and Central America. Some spend the winter in South America.

In the Spring, these species begin arriving in March with the peak of the migration coming around the first week of May. By June, they have all moved on. In the Fall, they begin arriving in August. The migration peaks in September and is essentially finished by the middle of October.


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Nightjars, Nighthawks and Swifts
White-throated Swift
Aeronautes saxatalis


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Photo: Michael Woodruff 2006 Spokane County WA
Hummingbirds
Calliope Hummingbird
Stellula calliope


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Tyrant Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Contopus cooperi


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Wood-Warblers
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Oporornis tolmiei


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Photo: Sarah Beckwith - NPS
El Morro National Monument, NM
Towhees
Green-tailed Towhee
Pipilo chlorurus


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Sparrows and their Allies
Lark Bunting
Calamospiza melanocorys


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