río embudo birds

Learning the Birds of the Río Embudo


Uncommon Winter Visitors (9 Species)

These species are generally present in the area in the winter but are usually only seen a few times during the season.


English Name:
Genus species:
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Swans, Geese and Ducks
American Wigeon
Anas americana


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Photo: Donna Dewhurst USFWS Alaska

Photo: Donna Dewhurst USFWS Alaska
Green-winged Teal
Anas crecca


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Rio Grande: Orilla Verde State Park

Photo: David Menke USFWS California
Hooded Merganser
Lophodytes cucullatus


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Photo: John and Karen Hollingsworth USFWS Michigan
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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Merlin
Falco columbarius


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Generally appears dark, especially in flight or from behind, this falcon is about the size of a Northern Flicker.

Flight is direct with constant beating of pointed wings.

Plumage is variable. Note white eyebrow. Faint "mustache" below eye sometimes visible.

In upper photo, plumage is reminiscent of Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk, but note dark eye.

The middle photo shows the tail with narrow white bands. This is seen more clearly in lower photo.

Width of light bands in tail can vary. Color ranges from white to tan. Width generally narrower than those of a Sharp-shinned Hawk tail.

(All photos of same individual.)

El Bosque, Dixon   Enlarge

El Bosque, Dixon   Enlarge

El Bosque, Dixon   Enlarge
Smaller Wading Birds
Wilson’s Snipe
Gallinago delicata


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Photo: David Ward USFWS Alaska
Jays, Crows and their Allies
Steller’s Jay
Cyanocitta stelleri


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Pot Creek, May 11, 2013  Enlarge
Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum


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Río Ojo Sarco

Río Ojo Sarco
Wood-Warblers
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dendroica coronata


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Apodaca

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