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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: 122
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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

Name That Bird! 3 Replies

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

Opinion Sought 3 Replies

Started by Skip. Last reply by Skip Jan 13.

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.

In the national news today:

Started by Skip Jul 24, 2013.

April 14, 2013-Adventures in Birding 7 Replies

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

Mystery Bird for May 3, 3013 8 Replies

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Bosque Bill May 5, 2013.

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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
Comment by Bosque Bill on August 13, 2009 at 7:25am
Comment by Bosque Bill on August 6, 2009 at 9:22am
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Comment by cc on August 6, 2009 at 9:10am
Baby birds ended up being baked in birdhouse.

So sad to report that the cutest sparrow babes who only Sun and Mon nites had their open beaks peeping thru the door hole were on the ground yesterday morn. The design of the tiny birdhouse had no ventilation - and I bet they were desperate to exit without means to get around. I am either going to drill holes in it or recycle the wood.
Comment by Debby S on July 17, 2009 at 2:55pm
Thanks, Bill! I'll check my pictures for the tails. I have a good camera so can get close-up pics even though they sit high up, trying not to go all Hollywood and become famous birds. If I get a Cassin's, I'll send in a picture
Comment by Bosque Bill on July 17, 2009 at 11:53am
Debby S., for a while I was thinking there were fewer Kingbirds this year, but now that the young are out of the nest, I think the numbers are similar to the last few years at least in the valley areas where I hang out.

You are probably seeing the Western Kingbird as that is our most common species. But keep your eyes peeled for the Cassin's Kingbird. The Western has white feathers along both long sides of the tail; the tips of the Cassin's tail are lighter in color with no white along the sides.
Comment by Debby S on July 17, 2009 at 11:14am
Anyone notice a lot of Kingbirds this year? I first saw them downtown two years go, outside the Flying Star. A pair were teaching their look-alike twin chicks how to catch moths on the wing. Fascinating! I don't recall seeing any of these birds last year, though I may simply have missed them. This year, there is at least a pair near my apartment, several (4?6?) in a tree on 8th outside the fire station on Silver (saw them on 7/11). I got pictures of one on a wire just east of the Federal building at 5th and Gold last week, and I saw a pair in a parking lot at 5th and Silver this morning. And I've also seen and heard them in the vicinity of Yale and Coal and in the cemetary on Yale. These birds are about the size of robins, have brown wings and brownish heads, yellow breasts, and they have an angular look to them, which must help them zip around catching insects. They like to sit high on telephone wires or on high tree branches and are not fond of having their pictures taken (though I've got a lot of good ones ;). They seem to complain a lot, a scoldy kind of chit-chit as opposed to a song, but that makes identifying them easier. I hope they have all decided this is a great place to visit every summer.
Comment by Bosque Bill on June 1, 2009 at 8:38am
@DebbyS when I read your description, Yellow Warbler was the first thing I thought about. That is very cool! I think I heard one in the bosque south of Rio Bravo on Friday, but it was so high in a cottonwood with so many leaves I was unable to get a glimpse.
Comment by Debby S on May 30, 2009 at 9:15am
I tried to add a picture here, but it didn't work, and I can't recall my Flickr password (it's at work though). However, a bit more googling found the bird, probably a Yellow Warbler, at: http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/backyard_birds/bird_id/yellow_warbler.aspx
 

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