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The Bosque del Apache NWR -
A Refuge For All Seasons!


Winter at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
is so spectacular that many think that winter is the only time to visit.
But there really are FOUR seasons at our refuge! Each works it's own magic on visitors

Frequency charts for Bosque birds can be found in the Watchable Wildlife Brochure (pdf file)

Common Birds of the Bosque

(We are currently working on a complete month-by-month list)

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


Historic Bird Count Charts and Check List

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!

 








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