río embudo birds

RioEmbudoBirds.org list of Species Observed (Total Species: 226):

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This is a list of all bird species that I know to have been identified within the Audubon NMDI (New Mexico Dixon) Christmas Bird Count Circle. That count circle is centered near Dixon, NM and has a radius of 7.5 miles. Nearby sites such as Orilla Verde Recreation Area near Pilar, the Los Luceros property near Alcalde and the Okay Owingeh fishing lakes host a larger array of species. They are not included as they are outside the NMDI count area. Two additional Audubon CBC circles document wintertime birdlife in those areas: NMOV (NM Orilla Verde) and NMES (NM Española. See Map of the three count areas.

The formulation of this list was derived by consulting eBird records, Audubon Christmas Bird Count data, lists from many years of local bird walks in the area and my own lists of observations. Various local birdwatchers have been recording sightings in this area since as early as 1969. (If anyone knows of earlier or other records, please contact the me.) Jack Whetstone, a resident of Dixon from 1969 until 1976 kept detailed records of his bird sightings during that time. He also kept records on Summer trips he made to Dixon in 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1987. He also spent the winter of 1987-88 here. In 1997, Bob Weber, a Taos resident, began an Audubon Christmas Bird Count in the area. In 2001, I took over the management of that count. I have kept detailed records of bird activity along the Río Embudo since 1999.

Robert Templeton, March 2023

  Migrant Summer Breeders - All

Species Code
Common NameGenus + Specific EpithetSeasonAbundance Class
Swans, Geese and Ducks
Upland Game Birds
Pigeons and Doves
Cuckoos and their Allies
Nightjars, Nighthawks and Swifts
coniCommon NighthawkChordeiles minorMigrant Summer BreederLess Common
copoCommon PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttalliiMigrant Summer BreederRare
bchuBlack-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandriMigrant Summer BreederCommon
bthuBroad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercusMigrant Summer BreederCommon
Gruiformes: Coots, Cranes and Rails
Smaller Wading Birds
killKilldeerCharadrius vociferusMigrant Summer BreederUncommon
spsaSpotted SandpiperActitis maculariusMigrant Summer BreederLess Common
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers
Medium to Large Waterbirds: Pelicans and their Allies
Long-legged Wading Birds
bcnhBlack-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxMigrant Summer BreederLess Common
Diurnal Raptors: Vultures, Eagles and Hawks
tuvuTurkey VultureCathartes auraMigrant Summer BreederCommon
Nocturnal Raptors: Owls
Tyrant Flycatchers
atflAsh-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascensMigrant Summer BreederCommon
cakiCassin’s KingbirdTyrannus vociferansMigrant Summer BreederCommon
wekiWestern KingbirdTyrannus verticalisMigrant Summer BreederLess Common
wewpWestern Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulusMigrant Summer BreederCommon
grflGray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightiiMigrant Summer BreederRare
blphBlack PhoebeSayornis nigricansMigrant Summer BreederCommon
saphSay’s PhoebeSayornis sayaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
Shrikes and Vireos
plviPlumbeous VireoVireo plumbeusMigrant Summer BreederCommon
waviWarbling VireoVireo gilvusMigrant Summer BreederLess Common
Jays, Crows and their Allies
Chickadees and their Allies
bansBank SwallowRiparia ripariaMigrant Summer BreederRare
nrwsNorthern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisMigrant Summer BreederCommon
barsBarn SwallowHirundo rusticaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
clswCliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
Nuthatches and Creepers
bggnBlue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caeruleaMigrant Summer BreederUncommon
Mimids "Mimic Thrushes"
nomoNorthern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosMigrant Summer BreederUncommon
Starlings and Mynas
Thrushes and their Allies
European Passerines
Wagtails and Pipits
legoLesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
Sparrows and their Allies
btspBlack-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineataMigrant Summer BreederRare
chspChipping SparrowSpizella passerinaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
ybchYellow-breasted ChatIcteria virensMigrant Summer BreederCommon
Icterids: Blackbirds, Orioles and their Allies
buorBullock’s OrioleIcterus bullockiiMigrant Summer BreederCommon
bhcoBrown-headed CowbirdMolothrus aterMigrant Summer BreederLess Common
viwaVirginia’s WarblerLeiothlypis virginiaeMigrant Summer BreederLess Common
yewaYellow WarblerSetophaga petechiaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
btywBlack-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescensMigrant Summer BreederUncommon
Grosbeaks (Cardinalidae)
bhgrBlack-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalusMigrant Summer BreederCommon
blgrBlue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
lazbLazuli BuntingPasserina amoenaMigrant Summer BreederCommon
inbuIndigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaMigrant Summer BreederUncommon