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

  Winter Visitors - All

Species Code
Common NameGenus + Specific EpithetSeasonAbundance Class
Swans, Geese and Ducks
cacgCackling GooseBranta hutchinsiiWinter VisitorUncommon
gadwGadwallMareca streperaWinter VisitorRare
amwiAmerican WigeonMareca americanaWinter VisitorUncommon
nopiNorthern PintailAnas acutaWinter VisitorRare
gwteGreen-winged TealAnas creccaWinter VisitorUncommon
rnduRing-necked DuckAythya collarisWinter VisitorUncommon
lescLesser ScaupAythya affinisWinter VisitorRare
buffBuffleheadBucephala albeolaWinter VisitorUncommon
cogoCommon GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaWinter VisitorCommon
bagoBarrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandicaWinter VisitorRare
homeHooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusWinter VisitorRare
comeCommon MerganserMergus merganserWinter VisitorLess Common
Upland Game Birds
eagrEared GrebePodiceps nigricollisWinter VisitorRare
Pigeons and Doves
Cuckoos and their Allies
Nightjars, Nighthawks and Swifts
Gruiformes: Coots, Cranes and Rails
sacrSandhill CraneAntigone canadensisWinter VisitorUncommon
Smaller Wading Birds
wisnWilson’s SnipeGallinago delicataWinter VisitorUncommon
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers
Medium to Large Waterbirds: Pelicans and their Allies
Long-legged Wading Birds
Diurnal Raptors: Vultures, Eagles and Hawks
nohaNorthern HarrierCircus hudsoniusWinter VisitorUncommon
baeaBald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalusWinter VisitorCommon
rlhaRough-legged HawkButeo lagopusWinter VisitorRare
fehaFerruginous HawkButeo regalisWinter VisitorRare
Nocturnal Raptors: Owls
wisaWilliamson’s SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideusWinter VisitorRare
rnsaRed-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalisWinter VisitorUncommon
merlMerlinFalco columbariusWinter VisitorUncommon
Tyrant Flycatchers
Shrikes and Vireos
nshrNorthern ShrikeLanius borealisWinter VisitorRare
Jays, Crows and their Allies
stjaSteller’s JayCyanocitta stelleriWinter VisitorRare
Chickadees and their Allies
mochMountain ChickadeePoecile gambeliWinter VisitorLess Common
holaHorned LarkEremophila alpestrisWinter VisitorRare
rckiRuby-crowned KingletRegulus calendulaWinter VisitorLess Common
Nuthatches and Creepers
rbnuRed-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensisWinter VisitorRare
pynuPygmy NuthatchSitta pygmaeaWinter VisitorRare
mawrMarsh WrenCistothorus palustrisWinter VisitorRare
Mimids "Mimic Thrushes"
Starlings and Mynas
Thrushes and their Allies
moblMountain BluebirdSialia currucoidesWinter VisitorLess Common
tosoTownsend’s SolitaireMyadestes townsendiWinter VisitorCommon
hethHermit ThrushCatharus guttatusWinter VisitorLess Common
European Passerines
Wagtails and Pipits
cafiCassin’s FinchHaemorhous cassiniiWinter VisitorLess Common
amgoAmerican GoldfinchSpinus tristisWinter VisitorLess Common
Sparrows and their Allies
atspAmerican Tree SparrowSpizelloides arboreaWinter VisitorRare
dejuDark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalisWinter VisitorCommon
wcspWhite-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysWinter VisitorCommon
wtspWhite-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollisWinter VisitorRare
Icterids: Blackbirds, Orioles and their Allies
Grosbeaks (Cardinalidae)