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

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Green
Heron

Green
Heron

Green
Heron

Green
Heron

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Red
Crossbill

Red
Crossbill

Red
Crossbill

Red
Crossbill

Red
Crossbill

Red
Crossbill

Virginia's
Warbler

Warbling Vireo &
Brown-headed Cowbird

Warbling Vireo &
Brown-headed Cowbird

Warbling
Vireo

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Cooper's
Hawk

Bewick's
Wren

Bewick's
Wren

Hermit
Thrush

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Spotted
Sandpiper

Mallard
 

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Rufous
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Calliope
Hummingbird

Spotted
Towhee

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Western
Kingbird

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Blue
Grosbeak

Eastern
Bluebird

White-faced
Ibis

Snowy
Egret

Burrowing
Owl

Western
Tanager

Western
Tanager

Western
Tanager

Western
Tanager

American
Robin (imm.)

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

American
Kestrel

Brown-headed Cowbird
(imm.)

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Mute
Swan

Cassin's
Kingbird (imm.)

Cassin's
Kingbird (imm.)

Cassin's
Kingbird (imm.)

Cassin's
Kingbird (imm.)

Cassin's
Kingbird (imm.)

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Snowy
Egret

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Yellow-breasted
Chat

White-faced
Ibis

Great
Egret

Green
Heron

Green
Heron

Phainopepla
(m)

Phainopepla
(f)

Red-winged
Blackbird

Red-winged
Blackbird

Wild
Turkey

Blue
Grosbeak [AZ]

House
Wren [AZ]

Pyrrhuloxia
[AZ]

Acorn
Woodpecker [AZ]

Inca
Dove [AZ]

Northern
Cardinal [AZ]

Green-tailed
Towhee

Warbling
Vireo

Brown
Creeper

Brown
Creeper

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Evening
Grosbeak

Evening
Grosbeak

Evening
Grosbeak

Plumbeous
Vireo

Gray
Flycatcher

Lesser
Goldfinch

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

American
Robin

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Mountain
Chickadee

Dark-eyed
Junco

Band-tailed
Pigeon

Evening
Grosbeak

Red-winged
Blackbird

Barn
Swallow

Red-tailed
Hawk

Black-throated
Gray Warbler

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Red-naped
Sapsucker

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]

Williamson's Sapsucker [AZ]

Mountain Bluebird [AZ]

Mountain Bluebird [AZ]

Mountain Bluebird [AZ]

Vesper Sparrow [AZ]

Vesper Sparrow [AZ]

Vesper Sparrow [AZ]

Vesper Sparrow [AZ]

Yellow-headed Blackbird [AZ}

Yellow-headed Blackbird [AZ}

Ruddy Duck

Hepatic Tanager

Scott's Oriole

Scott's Oriole

Curve-billed Thrasher (nest)

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren

Scott's Oriole

Western Kingbird

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Cliff Swallow

Burrowing Owl

American Kestrel

Gambel's Quail

Scaled Quail

Green-tailed Towhee

Green-tailed Towhee

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (f)

Gambel's Quail

Gambel's Quail

Killdeer

Killdeer

Killdeer

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Red-naped Sapsucker

American Kestrel

Western Wood-Pewee

Gambel's Quail

Black-throated Sparrow

Canyon Towhee

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Greater Roadrunner

Black Phoebe

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Gambel's Quail

Black-throated Sparrow

Western Tanager

Wilson's Warbler

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Western Tanager

Snowy Egret

Western Kingbird

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Summer Tanager

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Osprey

Gambel's Quail

Black-chinned Sparrow

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Cedar Waxwing

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Lark Bunting

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Swainson's Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Greater Yellowlegs

Western Kingbird

Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Summer Tanager

Eastern Bluebird

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

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
[AA]

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Steller's Jay

Steller's Jay

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Great Horned Owl
[AA]

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey

Townsend's Solitaire

Belted Kingfisher

Hooded Merganser

Canada Goose

Black-Crowned Night Heron

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Black Phoebe

Eastern Bluebird

Spotted Towhee

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
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Audubon's Warbler

Crissal Thrasher

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Black Phoebe

Northern Cardinal (f)

Cinnamon Teal

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Say's Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Horned Lark

Clark's Grebe

Clark's Grebe

Western Grebe

Osprey

Osprey

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
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned Owl (m)
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl (m)
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

American Kestrel (f)

Greater Roadrunner

Rock Wren

Canyon Wren

Red-tailed Hawk

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Common Raven

Great Horned Owl(m)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl (m)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl (m)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl (f)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl (m)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Cooper's Hawk (imm.)

Greater Roadrunner

Wood Duck (m)

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Wood Duck (m)

Wood Duck (m)

Wood Duck (m)

Mountain Chickadee

Common Merganser (f)

Cinnamon Teal (m)

Canada Goose

Ring-necked Duck (m)

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Blue Heron

Bald Eagle

Greater Roadrunner

Great Horned Owl
[Rio Rancho]

Neotropic Cormorant
[TX]

Brown Pelican
[TX]

Great Blue Heron
[TX]

Ring-billed Gull
[TX]

Ring-billed Gull
[TX]

Ring-billed Gull
[TX]

Ring-billed Gull
[TX]

Ring-billed Gull
[TX]

Ring-billed Gull
[TX]

Cooper's Hawk

Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Audubon's)

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Eastern Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned Owl
[UNM]

Cooper's Hawk

Great Horned Owl
[Rt66OS]

Cooper's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Pine Siskin

Spotted Towhee

Ferruginous Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Bald Eagle

Cinnamon Teal

Snow Goose

Merlin

Green-tailed Towhee

Green-tailed Towhee

Green-tailed Towhee

Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike

Tundra Swan

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Pied-billed Grebe

Ring-necked Duck

Canada Goose

Neotropic Cormorant

American Goldfinch

Song Sparrow

Lesser Goldfinch

Hermit Thrush

Green-winged Teal

Great Blue Heron

Red-tailed Hawk

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Crissal Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Cactus Wren

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner

Great Blue Heron

American Wigeon

Cooper's Hawk

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Common Merganser

Mallard

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Dark-eyed Junco

Western Screech-Owl

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Harris's Sparrow

Mallard

Common Merganser

Bewick's Wren

Cactus Wren

American Kestrel

Great Blue Heron

Ferruginous Hawk

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Northern Pintail

Ruddy Duck

White-throated Sparrow

Red-tailed Hawk

Western Meadowlark

Belted Kingfisher

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Pintail

Bushtit

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Steller's Jay

Rosy Finch

Rosy Finch

Ferruginous Hawk

Loggerhead Shrike

Canyon Towhee

Black-throated Sparrow

Great-tailed Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Fox Sparrow

Red-naped Sapsucker (imm.)

Pyrrhuloxia

Brown Creeper

Red-tailed Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Verdin

American Wigeon

Western Meadowlark

Merlin

Bufflehead

Bald Eagle

Marsh Wren

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Brown Creeper

Common Loon

Common Loon

Common Loon

Common Loon

Bufflehead (f)

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