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

Blue Grosbeak

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

American Kestrel

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Cooper's Hawk

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Solitary Sandpiper

Black-necked Stilt (imm.)

Black-necked Stilt (imm.)

Blue Grosbeak

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite (imm.)

Mississippi Kite (imm.)

Mississippi Kite (imm.)

Mississippi Kite (imm.)

Say's Phoebe (imm.)

Wild Turkey

Burrowing Owl

Black-necked Stilt

Black Tern

Black Tern

Snowy Egret

Red Crossbill

Black Phoebe

Plumbeous Vireo

Cactus Wren

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Western Bluebird

Downy Woodpecker

Rock Wren

Harris's Hawk

Gambel's Quail

Gambel's Quail

Gambel's Quail

Gambel's Quail

Great Blue Heron

Say's Phoebe

Blue Grosbeak

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

Bullock's Oriole

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Cooper's Hawk

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Black Phoebe

Black-crowned Night Heron

Blue Grosbeak

Bullock's Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Hermit Thrush

Western Tanager

Steller's Jay

Plumbeous Vireo

Plumbeous Vireo

Cassin's Finch

Greater Roadrunner

Wood Duck

Swainson's Hawk

Cattle Egret

Killdeer (imm.)

Killdeer

American
Kestrel

American
Kestrel

American
Kestrel

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Red-tailed
Hawk

Scott's
Oriole

Cactus
Wen

Black-throated
Sparrow

Black-throated
Sparrow

Western
Kingbird

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Cactus
Wren

Wood
Duck

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Scott's
Oriole

Cactus
Wren

Scaled
Quail

Great Horned
Owl [AA]

Great Horned
Owl [AA]

Great Horned
Owl [AA]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley #2]

Horned
Lark

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

Western
Meadowlark

Western
Meadowlark

Bobolink
 

Western
Meadowlark

Western
Bluebird (f)

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley]

Great Horned
Owl [Stanley #2]

Black-throated
Sparrow

Black-throated
Sparrow

Swainson's
Hawk

Horned
Lark

White-faced
Ibis

Great Horned
Owl

Dowitcher
 

Great
Egret

Great
Egret

Great
Egret

Great
Egret

Great
Egret

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Spotted
Sandpiper

Say's
Phoebe (imm.)

Say's
Phoebe (imm.)

Bullock's
Oriole

Red-tailed
Hawk

Dusky
Flycatcher

Canada
Geese

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Tanager

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lesser
Goldfinch

Canada
Goose (imm.)

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Great Horned
Owl [RRHS]

Great Horned
Owl [RRHS]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Downy
Woodpecker

Snowy
Egret

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

Black-necked
Stilt

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Ruddy
Duck

Bullock's
Oriole

Gambel's Quail &
Canyon Towhee

Virginia's
Warbler

Great Horned
Owl [Quarai]

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Yellow-headed
Blackbird

Western
Sandpiper

Bewick's
Wren

Wood
Duck

Great Horned
Owl [Campbell]

Great Horned
Owl [Campbell]

Great Horned
Owl [Campbell]

Great Horned
Owl [Campbell]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [Campbell]

Great Horned
Owl [Campbell]

Bushtit
 

Steller's
Jay

White-breasted
Nuthatch

Rock
Wren

Sage
Thrasher










Great Horned Owl - UNM










Ring-necked Pheasant - RGNC










Great Horned Owl - Campbell Road

Vesper
Sparrow

Wood
Duck

Wilson's
Snipe

Killdeer
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Burrowing
Owl

Great Horned
Owl (m) [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl (f) [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl (f) [Montano]

Great Horned
Owl (f) [Campbell]

Bewick's
Wren

White-throated
Sparrow

Belted
Kingfisher

Hairy
Woodpecker

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl (m) [Campbell]

Great Horned
Owl (m) [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl (m) [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl (m) [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl (m) [OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl [Montano]

Great Horned
Owl [Montano]

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Brewer’s
Sparrow

Red-tailed
Hawk

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Brown
Creeeper

Brown
Creeper

Black
Phoebe

Black
Phoebe

Belted
Kingfisher

Great Horned
Owl [OSVC]

Spotted
Towhee

Rock
Wren

Canyon
Towhee

Curve-billed
Thrasher
Cactus Wren - Embudito

Great Horned
Owl [Campbell]

Common
Merganser [f]

Cooper's
Hawk

Phainopepla
 

American
Goldfinch

Western
Meadowlark

Western
Meadowlark

White-throated
Sparrow

Harris's
Sparrow

Northern
Harrier

Neotropic
Cormorant

Ring-necked
Duck

Cactus
Wren

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Song
Sparrow

Sandhill
Crane

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing
Great Horned Owl - Rio Rancho Open Space

Common
Goldeneye

Common
Goldeneye

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Merlin
 

Merlin
 

Merlin
 

Loggerhead
Shrike

Loggerhead
Shrike

American
Dipper

American
Dipper

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Sandhill
Crane

American
Kestrel

Bald
Eagle

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl
American Dipper

Black
Phoebe

Song
Sparrow

American
Wigeon

Wood
Duck

Northern
Shoveler

Black
Phoebe

Eastern
Phoebe

Bushtit
 

Bushtit
 

Cooper's
Hawk
Cooper's Hawk

Canyon
Towhee

Western
Screech-Owl

Northern
Shoveler

Canvasback
 

American
Wigeon

Ring-necked
Duck

Green-winged
Teal [f]

Belted
Kingfisher

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

American
Pipit

Canada
Geese

Horned
Lark

Pied-billed
Grebe

Red-tailed
Hawk

Pied-billed
Grebe

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Green-winged
Teal

Snow
Geese

Bald Eagle
(imm.)

Bald Eagle
(imm.)

Bald Eagle
 

Belted
Kingfisher

Bufflehead
 

Bufflehead
 

Bufflehead
 

Bufflehead
 

Canvasback
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Gambel's
Quail

Gambel's
Quail

Great Blue
Heron

Hooded
Merganser

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lesser
Goldfinch

Loggerhead
Shrike

Mountain
Bluebird

Mountain
Bluebird

Rosy
Finch

Red-tailed
Hawk

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Steller's
Jay

Steller's
Jay

Western
Meadowlark

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

White-throated
Sparrow

White-winged
Dove

Phainopepla
 

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Bald Eagle
(imm.)

Snow
Goose

Northern
Harrier

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Sandhill
Crane

Mourning
Dove

White-crowned
Sparrow (imm.)

Rock
Wren

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Scaled
Quail

Canvasback
 

Redhead
 

Belted
Kingfisher

Wood
Duck

Cooper's
Hawk

Wood
Duck

American
Wigeon

Ring-necked
Buck

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

White-crowned
Sparrow

Lesser
Goldfinch

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Townsend's
Solitaire

Scrub
Jay

Canyon
Towhee

Black-billed
Magpie

Spotted
Towhee

White-crowned
Sparrow (imm.)

Clark's
Nutcracker

Townsend's
Solitaire

White-breasted
Nuthatch

Dark-eyed
Junco

Williamson's
Sapsucker (m)

Williamson's
Sapsucker (f)

Williamson's
Sapsucker (m)

Brewer's
Blackbird

Western
Tanager (f)

Greater
Roadrunner

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Scrub
Jay

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Townsend's
Solitaire

Townsend's
Solitaire

Wilson's
Warbler

Virginia
Rail

Green
Heron

Green
Heron

Green
Heron

Solitary
Sandpiper

Cattle
Egret
Rufous and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds at Simm's Ranch and Bonnie Long's

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Northern
Pintail

Wild
Turkey

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Say's
Phoebe

Barn
Swallow

Cliff
Swallow

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Blue
Grosbeak

Yellow-headed
Blackbird

Red-tailed &
Cooper's Hawk

Red-naped
Sapsucker

House
Wren

American
Dipper

Greater
Roadrunner

Western
Tanager

Western
Bluebird

Western
Bluebird

Western
Bluebird

Mountain
Bluebird

Brewer's
Blackbird

Savannah
Sparrow

Black-billed
Magpie

American White
Pelican

Lesser
Goldfinch

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