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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: 113
Latest Activity: on Friday

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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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An April Surprise 8 Replies

Started by Debby S. Last reply by Debby S May 3.

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.

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Comment by Debby S on February 16, 2014 at 8:21am

Wow! Two months early for Kingbirds! Thanks for the tip -- I'll watch for them on my walk today. I think woodpeckers (Downy, Ladderback) and similar birds (Nuthatches, Flickers) stay pretty much year round here since they eat the bugs that winter over in tree bark. I saw a young female Downy last weekend; really cool but not surprising. I've been seeing a lot of Cedar Waxwings, but my book says they winter over here, too -- I had rarely seen them until recently.

Comment by Jeff Hartzer on February 15, 2014 at 6:54pm

Saw first kingbird today--way early...Also a pair of downy woodpeckers.

Comment by Debby S on February 15, 2014 at 4:50pm

Between noon and around 2pm today (Feb 15), saw easily thousands of Sandhill Cranes flying in bands over the Rio, pausing to catch updrafts, waiting for smaller groups to catch up. I'm downtown, was walking home from store, heard them (so loud yet so far away!), took pictures. Got home, used a better camera to zoom in on them, get some movies. Fascinating! But it seems to me that it's very early... and too early to wear shorts, but I did. I'll head for Tingley Beach tomorrow to see if any of the huge birds lazing around there. At least when we get strange weather it's nicer than weather in many other places!

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? 

Thanks,

Bonita

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!

 

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