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: 109
Latest Activity: Jun 16

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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

June 4, 2017, Mysteries of the Bosque!

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Bosque Bill Jun 16. 3 Replies

Immature Robin?

Started by Skip Jan 14. 0 Replies

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Started by Skip. Last reply by Skip Dec 4, 2016. 2 Replies

October fledgling!

Started by Skip. Last reply by Bosque Bill Oct 18, 2016. 1 Reply

Unidentified Warbler

Started by Skip. Last reply by Debby S Oct 13, 2016. 3 Replies

May 25, 2016: Yellow-Breasted Chat

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Debby S Jun 4, 2016. 4 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by sumac on May 9, 2014 at 9:26pm

O.K., not an eagle but not a woodpecker; I give up. At least this oriole was in my yard, in NM!

Comment by Debby S on May 10, 2014 at 5:57am

Great work, Sumac! Keep contributing :D

Comment by Debby S on May 20, 2014 at 7:20am

In Washington Middle School Park, at Park and 10th SW, downtown, Sunday, May 18: saw and photographed a pair of Stellar Jays. They sounded grouchy but I bet they liked all the trees. I heard Robin giving warnings, then heard, saw and photographed the reason: a young looking (sharp-shinned?) hawk. Also further north I saw a huge crow (it honked instead of cawing) being harassed in flight by Kingbirds and later a hawk. Crow tried to hide among much smaller pigeons; no luck there. Monday, same park, hawk still there. The big trees may offer nesting opportunities. Bush tits seen inspecting trees on Lead east of 8th.

Comment by Debby S on June 25, 2014 at 2:07pm

Kestrels noted in the area just south Kit Carson Park and west on Acalde into the big trees just inside the Bosque. South of the park there is a big structure about 5 stories high, 4 of the stories open steel beams holding communication equipment, and the little hunting birds like to roost there as well as on telephone poles and in the trees. All the positions give them a great view of the area. They are very pretty small birds that look quite fierce at the same time. I've been seeing them at sunrise for about ten days now.

Comment by Debby S on June 26, 2014 at 5:26am

Kestrel at sunrise, June 23, 2014:

Comment by Debby S on June 27, 2014 at 7:51am

On May 20, below, I reported a hawk in a park at 10th and Park. Since then the hawk found a mate, they built a nest, had at least 2 babies, and the babies were out this morning practicing their flying techniques. The babies were quite vocal, and the parents tried to reassure them vocally as well.

Picture of a baby hawk practicing "fierce"

Comment by Debby S on July 3, 2014 at 4:42pm

Confirmed this morning, about 7am, there are 3 hawk babies (more like teenagers now) in the park, with one who is particularly vocal (a high-pitched whistle/complaint). I think he/she was wondering where Mom and Dad had gone and when was breakfast? I bet soon they'll all start getting "how to hunt pigeons and doves" lessons.

Comment by Bob W on July 3, 2014 at 5:06pm

Pretty sure I saw two male wood ducks at Bacheci Open Space today, but they had their 'autumn plumage' colors instead of their normal bright colors. Isn't it a bit early for fall colors? I'm pretty certain these weren't females, as pictured in my guidebook.

Comment by Debby S on July 4, 2014 at 12:18pm

Maybe the Wood Ducks are getting ready for something. At Tingley Beach on 6/29/14 I saw a mama Wood Duck leading 12 ducklings who were paddling furiously to keep up.

Comment by Izquierdo on September 24, 2014 at 4:15pm

From Bosque Farms, I see many Canada Geese headed toward Albuquerque along the river, a phenomenon I haven't see since I've been here except for a flight or two.  Now that flights are regular for two weeks in the evening. Also I have seen a snow goose headed south yet. Can't be too long.  


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