Birds of New Mexico

-2023-

These pages include photographs of birds I've been taking since June 2004, in the backyard in the Sandia foothills, up in the Sandias, along the Rio Grande, other places in New Mexico, and a few from trips elsewhere in the country. There are lots more bird pictures on my travel page from trips to Central and South America, Asia, and one of these days, Africa. Earlier pictures were taken with an Olympus D-490 Zoom, then a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 (loved that camera!), a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, and Canon Powershot SD450. Pictures since April 2009 were taken with a Nikon D90 usually with a 70-300 mm lens, and a few with an 18-105 mm lens, then in August, 2013, I kicked it up a notch with a Nikon D7100, and a couple of new lenses including an 80-400 mm. Next, in early 2021, a Sony RX10iv was added to the mix.

In March, 2011, I also started a blog since there's a lot more time these days to get out birding and taking some pictures. The address is http://joeschelling.wordpress.com if you're interested in taking a look.

This page shows photos from the current year, entered basically in reverse chronological order. Photos saved from previous years, organized taxonomically, are shown on a series of pages starting at the following link:

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Recent New Mexico Bird Photographs

Sagebrush
Sparrow

Sagebrush
Sparrow

Rock
Wren

Hooded
Merganser

Canyon
Towhee

Western
Bluebird

Say's
Phoebe

Black-throated
Sparrow

Loggerhead
Shrike

Sagebrush
Sparrow

Sagebrush
Sparrow

Rock
Wren

Rock
Wren

Rock
Wren

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas Dam]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas Dam]

Rock
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Savannah
Sparrow

Greater
Yellowlegs

Greater
Yellowlegs

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Red-breasted
Nuthatch

Western
Meadowlark

Loggerhead
Shrike

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Crissal
Thrasher

American
Wigeon

Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned
Night-Heron

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas Dam]

Great Horned
Owl
[Piedras Marcadas Dam]

Mountain
Chickadee

Rock
Wren

Rock
Wren

Red-breasted
Nuthatch

Red-breasted
Nuthatch

Red-breasted
Nuthatch

Pine
Siskin

Red
Crossbill

Steller's
Jay

Mountain
Chickadee

Red-tailed
Hawk

Black-billed
Magpie

Black-billed
Magpie

Black-billed
Magpie

Rock
Wren

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

Black-throated
Sparrow

Rufous
Hummingbird

Crissal
Thrasher

Hummingbird &
Hawk

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Wood
Duck

Wood
Duck

Sanderling

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Kildeer

Lark Bunting

Green-tailed Towhee

Swainson's Hawk

Virginia's Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Solitary Sandpiper

White-faced Ibis

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Cactus Wren

Red Crossbill

Red Crossbill

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl
[Piedras Marcadas Dam]

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Lewis's
Woodpecker

Lewis's
Woodpecker

Lewis's
Woodpecker

Lewis's
Woodpecker

Yellow-eyed
Junco (AZ)

Montezuma
Quail (AZ)

Painted
Redstart (AZ)

Acorn
Woodpecker (AZ)

Acorn
Woodpecker

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Snowy
Egret

Western
Kingbird

Lark
Sparrow

Great Horned
Owl

[AA]

Great Horned
Owl

[AA]

Stilt
Sandpiper

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked Stilt &
Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Blue
Grosbeak

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Cooper's
Hawk [imm]

Scott's
Oriole

Great Horned
Owl

[AA]

Great Horned
Owl

[Gabaldon]

Great Horned
Owl

[Gabaldon]

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Red-headed
Woodpecker

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Yellow
Warbler

Yellow
Warbler

Acorn
Woodpecker

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Western
Kingbird

Western
Grebe

Western
Grebe

Clark's
Grebe

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Say's
Phoebe Nest

Summer
Tanager

Spotted
Sandpiper

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Phainopepla
 

Olive-sided
Flycatcher

Curve-billed
Thrasher

House
Finch

Bullock's
Oriole

Brown-headed
Cowbird

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Willow Creek]

Bushtit
 

 

Cooper's
Hawk

Franklin's
Gull

Cattle
Egret

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Osprey
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Black
Phoebe

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl

[OSVC]

Great Horned
Owl

[OSVC]

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Hairy
Woodpecker

Western
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl

[OSVC]

Hairy
Woodpecker

Cooper's
Hawk

Canyon
Towhee

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Verdin
[AZ]

Verdin
[AZ]

Verdin
[AZ]

Verdin
[AZ]

Cooper's
Hawk

Eastern
Bluebird

Cooper's
Hawk

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Shoveler

Gambel's
Quail

Red-tailed
Hawk

American
Dipper

American
Dipper

American
Wigeon

Northern
Flicker

Northern
Flicker

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Great Horned
Owl

Ferruginous
Hawk

Northern
Harrier

Virginia
Rail

Virginia
Rail

Virginia
Rail

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Common
Merganser

Tundra
Swan

Phainopepla
 

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Great Blue
Heron

Canada
Goose

Common
Goldeneye

Canvasback
 

Bufflehead
 

Sleeping
Ducks

Brown
Thrasher

Brown
Thrasher

Wood
Duck

Wood
Duck

Wood
Duck

Pyrrhuloxia
[f]

Pyrrhuloxia
[f]

Pyrrhuloxia
[m]

Pyrrhuloxia
[m]

Greater
Yellowlegs

Green-winged
Teal

Verdin
 

Marsh
Wren

Marsh
Wren

Marsh
Wren

Ferruginous
Hawk

Curve-billed
Thrasher

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