Birds of New Mexico

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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.

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.

These are mostly in reverse chronological order, with more recent pictures on this page, followed by older ones on later pages. Alternatively, I've organized all the pictures by the Latin family names on a series of pages starting at the following link:

Birds in Family Order

Click on any of the thumbnails for a larger version.

Recent New Mexico Bird Photographs

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Belted
Kingfisher

Scaled
Quail

Pine
Siskin

Northern
Waterthrush

Northern
Waterthrush

Cactus
Wren

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Verdin
 

Verdin
 

Black
Phoebe

Wilson's
Warbler

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Sharp-shinned
Hawk

Dark-eyed
Junco

Wild
Turkey

Lincoln's
Sparrow

Lincoln's
Sparrow

Wood
Duck

Yellow-breasted
Chat [imm.]

Spotted
Towhee

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Wilson's
Warbler

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

White-crowned
Sparrow

Acorn
Woodpecker

Acorn
Woodpecker

Townsend's
Warbler

Townsend's
Warbler

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Western
Screech-Owl

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lark
Sparrow

Chestnut-collared
Longspur

Black-throated Gray
Warbler

Black-throated Gray
Warbler

Lark
Sparrow

White-faced
Ibis

White-faced
Ibis

Townsend's
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Cactus
Wren

Rock Wren
(w/lizard)

Wilson's
Warbler

Gray
Flycatcher

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Common
Yellowthroat

Common
Yellowthroat

Cassin's
Vireo

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Wilson's
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Lesser
Goldfinch

Barn
Swallow

Wilson's
Warbler

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Lesser
Goldfinch

Northern
Waterthrush

Bushtit
 

Wilson's
Warbler

Wilson's
Warbler

Rock
Wren

Gambel's
Quail

Green-tailed
Towhee

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Greater
Roadrunner

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

Scott's
Oriole

Verdin
 

Virginia
Rail

Virginia
Rail

Gambel's
Quail (imm.)

Barn
Owl

Barn
Owl

Greater
Roadrunner

Burrowing
Owl

Cooper's
Hawk

Barn
Owl

Downy
Woodpecker

Northern
Goshawk

Rufous
Hummingbird

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Burrowing
Owl

Lazuli
Bunting

Western
Tanager [f]

Song
Sparrow

Song
Sparrow

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

American
Dipper

American
Dipper

American
Dipper

American
Dipper

American
Dipper

American
White Pelican

Bewick's
Wren

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Plumbeous
Vireo

Verdin
 

Verdin
 

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

American
Avocet

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Cactus
Wren

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Hermit
Thrush

Brown-headed
Cowbird

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Cooper's
Hawk

Mississippi
Kite

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Cooper's
Hawk (w/young)

Cooper's
Hawk (w/young)

Cooper's
Hawk (w/young)

Osprey
 

Osprey
(w/Kingbird)

Osprey
 

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Snowy
Egret

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-necked
Stilt

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

Cooper's
Hawk (w/young)

Juniper
Titmouse

Cooper's
Hawk (w/young)

Cooper's
Hawk

Black-throated
Sparrow

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Mississippi
Kite

Cooper's
Hawk

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

White-faced
Ibis

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Western
Tanager

Western
Tanager

Eastern
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Woodhouse's
Scrub Jay

Cooper's
Hawk

Black-throated
Sparrow

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Summer
Tanager

Summer
Tanager

Lesser
Goldfinch

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Western
Bluebird

Spotted
Towhee

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Long-billed
Dowitcher

Cinnamon
Teal

Wood
Duck

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Killdeer
 

Killdeer
 

Cactus
Wren

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Black-throated
Sparrow

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Western
Kingbird

Acorn
Woodpecker

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Pygmy
Nuthatch

Pine
Siskin

Cassin's
Finch

Cassin's
Finch

Violet-green
Swallow

Cooper's
Hawk

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Black-throated
Sparrow

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Osprey
 

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Wood
Duck

Wood
Duck

Downy
Woodpecker

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Gambel's
Quail

Burrowing
Owl

American
Wigeon

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Bushtit
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Rock
Wren

Rock
Wren

Crissal
Thrasher

Crissal
Thrasher

Greater
Roadrunner

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cooper's
Hawk

Pied-billed
Grebe

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Blue
Heron

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Belted
Kingfisher

Northern
Shoveler

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Lesser
Goldfinch

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Tundra
Swan

Tundra
Swan

Golden
Eagle

Golden
Eagle

Golden
Eagle

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Horned
Lark

Horned
Lark

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Rock
Wren

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Black
Phoebe

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Common
Merganser

Common
Merganser

Red-tailed
Hawk

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Hairy
Woodpecker

Great Horned
Owl

Spotted
Towhee

Mallard
 

Red-tailed (Harlan's)
Hawk

Red-tailed (Harlan's)
Hawk

White-throated
Sparrow

White-throated
Sparrow

Bald
Eagle

Great Horned
Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Sandhill
Crane

Sandhill
Crane

White-throated
Sparrow

Northern
Harrier

Great
Egret

Verdin
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Ring-billed
Gull

Cedar
Waxwing

Bald
Eagle

Spotted
Sandpiper

Eastern
Phoebe

Bridled
Titmouse

Phainopepla
 

Acorn
Woodpecker

Clark's
Grebe

Verdin
 

Verdin
 

Great Blue
Heron

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Western
Bluebird

Hermit
Thrush

Loggerhead
Shrike

Rock
Wren

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Downy
Woodpecker

Wood
Duck

American
Dipper

Bald
Eagle

Cooper's
Hawk

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