Burque Birding

DCF group for those who love our Central NM wild birds. Beginning or advanced birders are welcome to contribute to the discussion.

Members: 113
Latest Activity: Apr 5

Be Kind to your Fine Feathered Friends...

Links for Burque Birders:
Albuquerque Open Space District
Bosque Bill's Backyard Birdlist
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of Bosque del Apache
Central NM Audubon Society
Hawks Aloft
NM Ornithological Society
NM Partners in Flight
New Mexico Rare Bird Alert Website
Rosy Finches at Sandia Crest
#abqbirds on Twitter <== NEW Also monitor #nmbirds and #birding

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Albuquerque's Community Forum

in a van, down by the river... 3 Replies

Started by trenchmonkey. Last reply by Debby S Mar 17.

Bird Scat? 5 Replies

Started by Skip. Last reply by Bosque Bill Sep 17, 2014.

Some birds seen on July 29, 2014 1 Reply

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Bosque Bill Jul 31, 2014.

Name That Bird! 3 Replies

Started by Skip. Last reply by Bosque Bill Feb 27, 2014.

Opinion Sought 3 Replies

Started by Skip. Last reply by Skip Jan 13, 2014.

Bushtits for February, 2013 6 Replies

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Debby S Dec 31, 2013.

Junco? 2 Replies

Started by Skip. Last reply by sumac Oct 26, 2013.

Mystery Hummingbird 7 Replies

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Debby S Aug 16, 2013.

Summer Tanager 3 Replies

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Bosque Bill Aug 12, 2013.

Two recently seen birds 5 Replies

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Bosque Bill Aug 12, 2013.

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Comment by Debby S on April 28, 2013 at 2:49pm

Kingbirds are definitely back in town. Saw one at about 8th and Coal this morning, then later another (or the same one?) near the fire station at 8th and Silver (the birds have liked that area over the years). One was in a tree near my front door. He would sing, then I would hear an identical song from the one near the firestation. Maybe they're in the same family group and learned the same song from their parents. I'm glad I figured out how to take movies with my camera, so I can get that cheerful song as well.

Comment by Izquierdo on April 22, 2013 at 9:36am

I saw my first barn swallows this morning (April 22 in Bosque Farms, just s. of Albuq), a pair sitting on a utility wire in front of my house and heirs apparent (maybe the same birds) of the nest under my front porch. These are my favorite birds alongside hummers and one or two others. I'd watch them fly for hours if I had the time, especially when the little ones are emerging from the nest.It's neat to look at their migration patterns on the net (check it out) -- all seem to winter in South America to the tip of Argentina and all seem to be in North America from the middle of Mexico into Canada during our summer. I get a lot of them because there is a drainage ditch right behind my house and they skim back and forth a foot off the surface whenever insects are swarming. 

Comment by Debby S on April 6, 2013 at 3:27pm

No hummingbirds that I've seen yet downtown or on south Yale, though I have feeders ready.  Today, Saturday, April 6, about 3pm, I think I saw a female Kingbird. She was somewhat dull colored but had a yellowish lower belly. I got lots of pics of her but she was far away.  She had a two-note call "chi-keer", kind of.  I got the impression she was calling others to join her. I have no idea what she's eating as I haven't seen any flying bugs yet other than bees and wasps.

Comment by Ron & Linda on March 22, 2013 at 10:13am

Nothing at our place either.

Our live feeders



Comment by ramon t on March 22, 2013 at 8:52am

I have not seen any on my feeders at my house.

Comment by Kathleen "Kat" Wruck on March 21, 2013 at 6:12pm

Does anyone have any hummingbirds yet?

Comment by Debra Landau on March 20, 2011 at 6:11pm
Have started to see some Spring birdies. Not a Kingbird yet, but did see a Meadowlark earlier today. Seems a little early for hummingbirds, but I like your optimism!
Comment by Debby S on March 19, 2011 at 1:08pm
March 19, 2011: about 10am, on San Pasquale about 1/2 block south of Central, first heard then saw and photographed an adult male Kingbird way up on a phone wire.  Seeing him was unexpected, but maybe the early bird does indeed catch the worm -- or any flying insects out this early (I've seen moths and bees). Can hummingbirds be far behind?
Comment by Debby S on January 11, 2010 at 9:36am
Very nice show last night (Sunday, January 10, 2010) on Nature (PBS, channel 5 in Abq) all about Hummingbirds.
Comment by Beverly on November 14, 2009 at 6:25pm
I'm with Bill...don't shop Wal-mart! My local feed-store carries 50# sacks of seed...and other sizes, as well. I've done a price-check...and believe it or not they compete with Wal-mart...or are less than a $1-a-bag-more!

Besides, most Wal-mart stores around here carry bags old people can carry in one hand; not 50-pounders! LOL

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