Birds of New Mexico

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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.

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.

These are mostly in reverse chronological order, with more recent pictures on this page,followed by older ones on later pages. Alternatively, I've organized all the pictures by the Latin family names on a series of pages starting at the following link:

Birds in Family Order

Click on any of the thumbnails for a larger version.

Recent New Mexico Bird Photographs

Common
Merganser (f)

Common
Merganser (f)

Canvasback
 

Brown
Creeper

Brown
Creeper

Northern
Harrier (m)

Cactus
Wren

Western
Bluebird

Dark-eyed
Junco

Black-throated
Sparrow

Merlin
 

Bufflehead
 

Snow
Geese

Northern
Pintail

Northern
Pintail

Western
Bluebird

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Verdin
 

Verdin
 

Gambel's
Quail

Pine
Siskin

Red
Crossbill

Williamson's
Sapsucker (f)

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lesser
Goldfinch

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Cactus
Wren

Black-throated
Sparrow

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Sage
Thrasher

American White
Pelican

Chipping
Sparrow

Chipping
Sparrow

Northern
Harrier

Osprey
 

Yellow-headed
Blackbird

Brewer's
Blackbird

Caspian
Tern

Caspian
Tern

White-crowned
Sparrow

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Steller's
Jay

Steller's
Jay

Broad-winged
Hawk

Great Blue Heron &
Wood Duck

Cooper's
Hawk

Killdeer
 

Lark
Sparrow

Eared
Grebe

Eared
Grebe

Rock
Wren

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Gambel's
Quail

Gambel's
Quail

American
Kestrel

Wood
Duck (m)

Wood
Duck (f)

Lesser
Goldfinch

Western
Sandpiper

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Mountain
Chickadee

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed & Cooper's
Hawk

Wilson's
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Orange-crowned
Warbler

Orange-crowned
Warbler

Orange-crowned
Warbler

Orange-crowned
Warbler

Orange-crowned
Warbler

Rufous
Hummingbird

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Wilson's
Warbler

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

Wilson's
Phalaorope

Semipalmated
Plover

Semipalmated
Plover

Solitary
Sandpiper

Greater
Yellowlegs

Baird's
Sandpiper

Shorebirds
 

Calliope
Hummingbird

Western
Sandpiper

Lesser
Yellowlegs

Lesser
Yellowlegs

Lesser
Yellowlegs

Say's
Phoebe

Black
Phoebe

Wilson's
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Bushtit
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Green
Heron

Snowy
Egret

Snowy Egret &
Green Heron

Yellow
Warbler (imm.)

Yellow
Warbler

Turkey
Vulture

Western
Bluebird

House
Wren

Chipping
Sparrow

Mississippi
Kite (imm.)

Mississippi
Kite

Green
Heron

Pied-billed
Grebe

Warbling
Vireo Nest?

Downy
Woodpecker

Western
Bluebird

Western
Bluebird

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Bewick's
Wren

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Swainson's
Hawk

Western
Wood-Pewee

Western
Bluebird

Mallard
 

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Northern
Flicker

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Green-tailed
Towhee

Pine
Siskin

Western
Tanager (f)

Red-tailed Hawk &
Cooper's Hawk

Gamble's
Quail

Cactus
Wren

Black-throated
Sparrow

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Summer
Tanager (imm.)

Summer
Tanager (imm.)

Blue
Grosbeak

Grace's
Warbler

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

American
Robin

Western
Wood-Pewee

Wood-Pewee

Northern
Flicker (imm.)

Northern
Flicker (imm.)

Northern
Flicker (imm.)

Black-headed
Grosbeak (f)

Black-headed
Grosbeak (f)

Black-headed
Grosbeak (m)

Black-headed
Grosbeak (m)

Western
Kingbird

Cliff
Swallow (nest)

Red-tailed
Hawk

Plumbeous
Vireo

Plumbeous
Vireo

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Cassin's
Sparrow

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Cooper's
Hawk

Summer
Tanager

Cooper's
Hawk

Plumbeous
Vireo

Western
Kingbird

American
Kestrel

American
Kestrel

American
Kestrel

American
Kestrel

Black-throated
Sparrow

Horned
Lark

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Bullock's
Oriole

Hummingbird
Banding

Wild
Turkey

Mountain
Bluebird

American
Avocet

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Western
Tanager

Northern
Flicker

Northern
Flicker

Three-toed
Woodpecker

Violet-green
Swallow

Violet-green
Swallow

Violet-green
Swallow

House
Wren

House
Wren

House
Wren

Western
Bluebird

Red-winged
Blackbird

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Pinon
Jay

Black
Phoebe

Black
Phoebe

Spotted
Towhee

Summer
Tanager

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Bushtit
 

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Virginia's
Warbler

Virginia's
Warbler

Grace's
Warbler

Red
Crossbill

Western
Tanager

Hairy
Woodpecker

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Mountain
Chickadee

Mountain
Chickadee

Red-breasted
Nuthatch

Wood
Duck

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[North RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[North RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[North RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[North RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[North RGNC]

American
Kestrel

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Violet-green
Swallow

Violet-green
Swallow

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Wild
Turkey

Eared
Grebe

Green
Heron

Red-tailed
Hawk

Gray
Hawk

Gray
Hawk

Gray
Hawk

Killdeer
 

Snowy
Plover

Snowy
Plover

Snowy
Plover

Black-necked
Stilt

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

Sanderling
 

Ring-billed
Gull

Forster's
Tern

Black
Tern

Least
Tern

White-winged
Dove

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Olive-sided
Flycatcher

Vermilion
Flycatcher (f)

Vermilion
Flycatcher (m)

Vermilion
Flycatcher (m)

Vermilion
Flycatcher (m)

Vermilion
Flycatcher (m)

Vermilion
Flycatcher (m)

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Cassin's
Kingbird

Bell's
Vireo

Barn
Swallow

Barn
Swallow

Bewick's
Wren

Bewick's
Wren

Brown
Thrasher

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Yellow
Warbler

Yellow
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Summer
Tanager

Summer
Tanager

Painted
Bunting

Varied
Bunting

Bullock's
Oriole

Bullock's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Orchard
Oriole

Bewick's
Wren

Spotted
Towhee

Spotted
Towhee

Scott's
Oriole

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[Montano]

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Canada
Goose

Wood
Duck

Gambel's
Quail

Great Blue
Heron

Black-necked
Stilt

American
Avocet

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Western
Kingbird

Yellow-headed
Blackbird

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Brewer's
Sparrow

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

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