Birds of New Mexico

-2024-

These pages include photographs of birds I've been taking since June 2004, in the backyard in the Sandia foothills, up in the Sandias, along the Rio Grande, other places in New Mexico, and a few from trips elsewhere in the country. There are lots more bird pictures on my travel page from trips to Central and South America, Asia, and one of these days, Africa. Earlier pictures were taken with an Olympus D-490 Zoom, then a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 (loved that camera!), a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, and Canon Powershot SD450. Pictures since April 2009 were taken with a Nikon D90 usually with a 70-300 mm lens, and a few with an 18-105 mm lens, then in August, 2013, I kicked it up a notch with a Nikon D7100, and a couple of new lenses including an 80-400 mm. Next, in early 2021, a Sony RX10iv was added to the mix.

In March, 2011, I also started a blog since there's a lot more time these days to get out birding and taking some pictures. The address is http://joeschelling.wordpress.com if you're interested in taking a look.

This page shows photos from the current year, entered basically in reverse chronological order. Photos saved from previous years, organized taxonomically, are shown on a series of pages starting at the following link:

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Click on any of the thumbnails for a larger version.

Recent New Mexico Bird Photographs

Mountain
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Piedras Marcadas Basin]

Great Horned
Owl [Piedras Marcadas Basin]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

White-winged
Dove

Acorn
Woodpecker

Acorn
Woodpecker

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Western
Tanager

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Summer
Tanager

Summer
Tanager

Phainopepla
 

Cedar
Waxwing

Great-tailed
Grackle

Brown-crested
Flycatcher

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Great Horned
Owl[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl[Piedras Marcadas Basin]

Great Horned
Owl[Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl[Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl w/owlet [Willow Creek]

American
Kestrel

Great Horned
Owl[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl[Piedras Marcadas Basin]

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Eared
Grebe

Eared
Grebe

Eared
Grebe

Canyon
Towhee

Canyon
Towhee

Woodhouse's
Scrub-Jay

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Acorn
Woodpecker

Acorn
Woodpecker

Lincoln's
Sparrow

Great Horned
Owl [Piedras Marcadas Basin]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Wood
Duck (f)

Bewick's
Wren

American Robin  
Woodhouse's Scrub Jay

Townsend's
Solitaire

American
Robin

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Hairy
Woodpecker

Hairy
Woodpecker

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Canyon
Towhee

Great
Egret

Great
Egret

Common
Merganser (f)

Common
Merganser (m)

Great Blue
Heron

Great Horned
Owl

White-winged
Dove

Northern
Pintail

White-tailed
Kite

Trumpeter
Swan

Trumpeter
Swan

Sandhill
Crane

Great Horned
Owl

White-crowned
Sparrow

Snow
Goose

Snow
Goose

Bewick's
Wren

Least
Sandpiper

Least
Sandpiper

Bald
Eagle (juv)

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Eurasian
Wigeon

Eurasian
Wigeon

Eurasian
Wigeon

Black-throated
Sparrow

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