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
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2014

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

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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Started by Skip Jul 24, 2013.

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Comment by Jeff Hartzer on January 8, 2014 at 9:03am

BIRDS OF NEW MEXICO by Stan Tekiela has been a helpful one for my wife and me. There are many bird field guides-often they show birds that we don't find here.

Comment by Skip on January 8, 2014 at 6:53am

I've been told that the very best book for identifying birds is the Sibley Guide to Birds.  Opinions, anyone?  Thank you.

Comment by Bonita Marie on June 7, 2013 at 12:14pm

Thank You!

Comment by Judy Liddell on June 7, 2013 at 11:19am

The Rio Grande Nature Center has guided bird walks on Sat. and Sun am - 8 pm during the summer months. They are a great way to learn more about bird identification and behavior. 

Comment by Bonita Marie on June 7, 2013 at 9:15am

Can anyone tell me about any bird watching events coming up or classes I could register for? 



Comment by Debby S on May 12, 2013 at 1:46pm

Great idea! Now I know where the swallows who patrol the arroyo/ditch between Kit Carson Park and Tingley Beach hang out.  I saw about half a dozen this morning, including one who sat on a telephone wire for me so I could get movies of him.  He even sang a bit!  Below, in the stream, were a Mallard Duck couple with 5 ducklings. This was a good day to go birding.

Comment by Bob W on May 11, 2013 at 7:27pm

Speaking of swallows ... park sometime at the NE corner of the Central Ave. bridge over the Rio Grande, and take a short walk down underneath the bridge, right at the river's edge, and look up.  There must be a hundred swallows' nests attached to the understructure of the bridge.  It's quite a sight from the bridge sidewalk to watch them fly back and forth over the river to look for insects, but it's even better from below!

Comment by Debby S on May 11, 2013 at 6:54pm

Saw and photographed 4 Swallows at their usual mid Spring hang out, Central and San Mateo. I think that perhaps the evening lights attract bugs for them, and the birds also may grab bugs from car grills. Then I saw a single Swallow as my Central bus crossed through the intersection at University Bvld; the birds like to rest on telephone wires. It's nice to see these summer daredevils. I'll watch for them west of The Frontier (south of Central on Cornell) as well as over the ditch to the northeast of Tingley Beach. Also on Thursday (May 09) I saw a Western Tanager on south Harvard; it was eating seeds high in a tree.

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. 


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