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Whats New at the Bosque del Apache NWR

Bosque Bird Estimates

The refuge has initiated bird estimates.
Due to reduced staffing they may not be conducted on a weekly basis.

++++++++++ Bird Estimate as of Nov.18, 2014 ++++++++++

Sandhill Cranes (Greater and Lesser) - 10,453

Light Geese (Snow and Ross's) - 40,050

Canada Geese - 274

Ducks - 71,447

Water & Shorebirds - 2,277

Raptors - 28

Bosque Birds by Month

This is a summary of birds that are abundant, common, or uncommon.
(**NOTE** You can find frequency bar charts for Bosque birds
in the Watchable Wildlife Brochure (pdf file) or at eBird)

January
Snow Goose
Ross’ Goose
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose
Wood Duck
American Wegion
Gadwall
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Aplomado Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Greater Yellow Legs
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Ring-billed Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collard Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Road Runner
Barn Owl
Western Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Mountain Chickadee
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Cactus Wren
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mocking Bird
Curved-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White Throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junko
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Pyrrhuloxia
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
February
Same as January except with the addition of these 2:
American Avocet
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

March
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle egret
Green Heron
Osprey
Snow Goose
Ross’ Goose
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose
Wood Duck
American Wegion
Gadwall
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
American White Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier
Swainson’s Hawk
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Sora
Common Moorehen
Virginia Rail
American Coot
American Avocet
Killdeer
Greater Yellow Legs
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Ring-billed Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collard Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Road Runner
Barn Owl
Western Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Mountain Chickadee
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Cactus Wren
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mocking Bird
Curved-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White Throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junko
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Pyrrhuloxia
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird

April
Snow Goose
Ross’ Goose
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose
Wood Duck
American Wegion
Gadwall
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Western Grebe
American White Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snow Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sora
Common Moorhen
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Wilson’s Phalarope
Franklin’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Forster’s Tern
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Western Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Plumbeous Vireo
Cassin’s Viero
Warbling Vireo
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern-rough Winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Verdin
White –breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swap Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pyrrhuloxia
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Scott’s Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

May
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Phalarope
Franklin’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Black Tern
Foster’s Tern
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Western Screech Owl
Great-horned Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Plumbeous Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern-rough Winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Verdin
White –breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Scott’s Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

June
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Redhead
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Virginia Rail
Sora
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Phalarope
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Western Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Chihuahuan Raven
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Northern Mocking Bird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
Phainopepla
Lucy’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Cassin’s Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Pyrrhuloxia
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole
House finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow

July
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Redhead
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Virginia Rail
Sora
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Phalarope
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Western Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Chihuahuan Raven
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Northern Mocking Bird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
Phainopepla
Lucy’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Cassin’s Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Pyrrhuloxia
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole
House finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow
August
Same as July but with these additions
Am. White Pelican
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Baird’s Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Western Wood-Peewee
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Bank Swallow
Lazuli Bunting

September
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck

Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Western Grebe
American White Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snow Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Virginia Rail
Sora
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Phalarope
Ring-billed Gull
Forster’s Tern
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Great Horned Owl
Western Screech-Owl
Lesser Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow Breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Green-tailed Towhee
October
Snow Goose
Ross’ Goose
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Western Grebe
American White Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snow Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Virginia Rail
Sora
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
American Avocet
Spotted Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Ring-billed Gull
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Western Screech Owl
Great-horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-color Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pyrrhuloxia
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

November
Snow Goose
Ross’ Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
American White Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
White-faced Ibis
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
American Avocet
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Bonaparte’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Western Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Verdin
Bushtit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pyrrhuloxia
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

December
Snow Goose
Ross’ Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
White-faced Ibis
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Ring-billed Gull
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Western Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Red-naped Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Mountain Chickadee
Verdin
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Curve-billed Thrasher
Crissal Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Brewer’s Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pyrrhuloxia
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Historic Bird Count Charts and Check List
  • Bosque del Apache NWR Waterbird Counts (3 Pages pdf file - very small file - 90K)
  • Middle Rio Grande Valley-Wide Crane and Snow Goose Counts:(4 pages pdf file - very small file 100K)
  • Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Bird Check List (pdf)

  • E-Bird Trail Tracker
    (Please scroll up for Current Bird Counts counted and updated weekly by Refuge staff from November through February)

    What is eBird Trail Tracker? eBird Trail Tracker is an electronic gateway created and maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to gather information on bird sightings. It enables you to find out which birds are being reported and where at the Refuge, and to record your own sightings. Please note that these are unverified accounts and may not represent the total number or species present.
    Be sure to enter your sightings at the new eBird Trail Tracker the next time you visit our refuge!
    Please return to this site to see what's being seen at Bosque del Apache NWR!

    • Check out our live Refuge camera operating here camera.friendsofthebosque.org This camera was donated in honor of Friends Lifetime Member Harvey Furgatch. The camera captures images of the display pond and the Flight Deck pond in the fall/winter when those areas are interesting, and the hummingbird feeder area outside of the Visitor Center during the spring and summer.
    • Fascinating Refuge Projects descriptions amd wonderful, informative Posters - Bees, Endangered Meadow Jumping Mouse, Yellow Billed Cuckoo, rattlesnake research, Puma Research, Avian influenzia, Riparian evapotranspiration studies, Fish and Invert studies, Rio Grande Silvery Minnow life stages, and much more (thank you Ashley Inslee Refuge Biologist)
    • We have a help page with fun and exciting news and reviews and recommendations for New Ways To Bird.
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      Many of you have asked for a discussion of Birding Applications, Online Birding Guides and Birding Software. Now New Ways To Bird posted March 28, 2010 was written to help you, our Friends look at what's out there and decide what to do. Do you want to "carry the world in your pocket" with the great new and detailed guides available on a small device (say the iPod or your phone?) These have photos, range maps, bird sounds and calls along with amazing detailed information in easy to use and easy to search applications! Wait till you read about eBird (which guides you right to the birds which have been recently sighted- a revolutionary new application by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society)
      Many of the other guides reviewed are created by the very same people who created the guides you probably already own - Sibley, Audubon, National Geographic , Peterson and so on.
      What about taking 6 or more bird guides with you on a tiny, lightweight device, and adding a Guide to Trees, one to Mammals and another to Wildflowers? You'd still have lots of room for more!
      Then there are the Free Online Guides- read all about them here
      Introduction
      Online Birding Guides
      Birding Apps & More
      Birding Software
      ABA Code of Birding Ethics
    • A Charming video produced by NMSU about Sandhill Cranes told from their point of view by Sandy, the Sandhill crane! This is a must see, and is fantastic for children and adults alike. The video is very well done. It is around 17 minutes long and tells the history of the Bosque and Our Sandhill Cranes! www.friendsofthebosque.org/videos
    • Public Notices direct from the Refuge are located hereBosque del Apache NWR Public Notices
    • Leigh Ann Vradenburg, Executive Director of the Friends, has a Twitter account to keep us apprised of interesting sightings and other special things! Check it out here:www.twitter.com/friendsofbosque
    • 10 Million Year Old Fossil Discovered at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge! See Story here.
    • We have a wonderful, creative story by Jenna Melanson on our Youth pages. Please read it here at Kid Talk You will love it!


    In coordination with the family of G. Emerson Learn III, the Friends of the Bosque del Apache has established the Emerson Learn Bus Scholarship Endowment. Through this endowment started in Emerson's memory, the Friends will create a permanent fund to provide stipends for New Mexico schools to visit the Refuge.

     

    • Bosque del Apache NWR is on Facebook!

    • E.C.O.L.A.B. (Every Child Outside Learning About Bosque)
      We, the Friends are partnering with Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio Elementary and Audubon New Mexico for this intensive environmental education program! Please see information and photos of our special program - E.C.O.L.A.B.

    • January 2014 Bosque Watch Newsletter available for download along with all other issues and Habitat! Click Newsletters

    • The recipient of the 2013 Martha Hatch Award is Skeeter Leard. Previous recipients have been Cheryl Learn, 2012; Tom Sizemore, 2011; Sandy Seth, 2010; Barbara DuBois, 2009; Jon Morrison 2008; Roy Poole, Phil Norton, John Bertrand, Robert Kruidenier, Jerry Goffe, Betty Davis, Steve Green, Park Borgeson and Percy Deal. "This Award is given to the person who best exhibits the characteristics of an ideal volunteer and who has made outstanding volunteer contributions to the Friends and the Refuge. The Award is named after Martha Hatch, who was the Friends first newsletter editor, and who gave 6 years of dedicated service in that capacity."

    • We are deeply saddened for the family and friends of Betty Davis, past President and tremendous volunteer for the Friends of the Bosque. We cannot express enough gratitude for her many years of help and dedication to the Refuge and the Friends. She was committed to helping birds and wildlife, and spent her retirement years doing so, actively supporting the Friends' educational projects, getting the visitors' center at the Refuge and money for renovations, and working to support the Refuge. She was a great friend to wildlife, and she will be missed! Read About Betty
      Betty DavisFriends of the Bosque


    • New Bicycle Routes are for the Birds
      Bicyclists will be able to explore the Refuge in an exciting new way beginning in Fall 2011. The East Low Flow Conveyance Channel service road, which offers almost 9 miles of contiguous gravel roadway with little to no vehicular traffic, provides a relaxing bicycle ride with the opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the more secretive wildlife that call the Refuge home. Other portions of the Refuge open to year round bicycling include NM Highway 1, the Point of Lands Scenic Overlook, and the two-way road bisecting the Auto Tour Loop. During the summer months the Farm and Marsh Loops of the Auto Tour Loop will be open to bicycle traffic. To reduce disturbance to migratory waterfowl during times of peak migration, these same Loops are now closed to bicycle traffic from October 1 through March 31. Years of observation by Refuge biologists have shown that during the fall and winter, bicycling along the Tour Loops significantly disturbs the cranes, geese and ducks for which the Refuge was established. The birds are more likely to be stressed and waste energy fleeing the erratic, predator-like movement of bicycles than a vehicle or person on foot. Increased stress levels can also make wildlife more vulnerable to disease or predators. The Refuge encourages visitors to utilize bicycles, an environmentally friendly form of alternative transportation, to enjoy their National Wildlife Refuge. These seasonal changes in bicycle use will provide miles of new trails while minimizing disturbance to wildlife at Bosque del Apache NWR.

    • Our Refuge, our birdwatchers made history! The American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) which is the body responsible for English bird names and scientific nomenclature, has recognized a recent series of spectacular sightings made by birdwatchers. It added seven birds to the roster of species known to occur in the United States. The sighting of the Sungrebe which was photographed at Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico, in 2008 during the Festival of the Cranes, has changed the raised the number of birds recognized in North America entirely! See A new look at the family tree an article in Birdwatching Daily.

      Sungrebe Bosque del Apache NWR
      Click here for archive info on sighting 2008 Festival of the Cranes image © JROLDENETTEL


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