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

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]

Great Horned
Owl
[AA]

Cooper's
Hawk

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Great Horned
Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl
[RGNC]

Black-chinned
Sparrow

American
Kestrel

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

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]

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]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Willow Creek]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Montano]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[RGNC]

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Calabacillas]

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Greater
Roadrunner

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[AA]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl (f)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl (m)
[Piedras Marcadas]

Great Horned
Owl
[Montano]

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Eastern
Bluebird

Eastern
Bluebird

Northern
Shoveler

Northern
Shoveler

Wood
Duck [m]

Northern
Flicker

Cinnamon
Teal

Great Horned
Owl (m)

Great Horned
Owl (m)

Great Horned
Owl (m)

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Hermit
Thrush

Black-throated
Sparrow

Black-throated
Sparrow

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Northern
Flicker

Eastern
Bluebird

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Western
Meadowlark

American
Kestrel

Lesser
Goldfinch

Western
Bluebird

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Black
Phoebe

Red-tailed
Hawk

American
Kestrel

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Cooper's
Hawk

Western
Bluebird

Cactus
Wren

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

American
Crow

Steller's
Jay

Steller's
Jay

Barn
Owl

Barn
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

American
Kestrel

Neotropical
Cormorant

Rosy
Finch

Rosy
Finch

Rosy
Finch

Great Horned
Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Downy
Woodpecker

Hairy
Woodpecker

Cactus
Wren

American
Kestrel (imm.)

Downy
Woodpecker

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Eastern
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Barn
Owl

Barn
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Western
Meadowlark

Savannah
Sparrow

Eastern
Bluebird

Greater
Roadrunner

Great Horned
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

White-breasted
Nuthatch

Northern
Flicker

Brown
Creeper

Bald
Eagle

Common
Merganser

Northern
Pintail

Northern
Shoveler

Bewick's
Wren

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Greater
Roadrunner

Bald
Eagle

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Northern
Pintail

Red-winged
Blackbird [f]

Killdeer
 

Ruddy
Duck [m]

Great Blue
Heron

Red-tailed
Hawk

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Cooper's
Hawk

Western
Bluebird

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Wilson's
Snipe

Greater White-fronted
Goose

Northern
Flicker

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Red-winged
Blackbird [f]

Wood
Duck [m]

Canyon
Towhee

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Loggerhead
Shrike

Horned
Lark

Horned
Lark

American
Kestrel

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

American
Coot

Northern
Shoveler

Lesser
Scaup

Ring-necked
Duck

Common
Goldeneye

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

American
Robin

Killdeer
 

Common
Merganser

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Hairy
Woodpecker

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Hermit
Thrush

Song
Sparrow

Black
Phoebe

Black
Phoebe

Wood
Duck

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Cooper's
Hawk

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Red-tailed Hawk
& Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk
& Bald Eagle

Red-tailed
Hawk

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Northern
Harrier (m)

Northern
Harrier (f)

Northern
Harrier (f)

Western
Meadowlark

Western
Meadowlark

Belted
Kingfisher

Belted
Kingfisher

Belted
Kingfisher

Common
Merganser (m)

American
Kestrel

Horned
Lark

Northern
Harrier

White-winged
Dove

Yellow-rumped
Warbler
(Audubon's)

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