Birds of New Mexico

-2021-

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.

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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Click on any of the thumbnails for a larger version.

Recent New Mexico Bird Photographs

Cactus
Wren

Gambel's
Quail

Black-throated
Sparrow

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Gambel's
Quail

Gambel's
Quail

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Cedar
Waxwing

Wood
Duck

House
Wren

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

American White
Pelican

American White
Pelican

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Cooper's
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Wood
Duck

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Summer
Tanager

Blue
Grosbeak

Wood
Duck

Canada
Goose

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Black-throated
Sparrow

Cactus
Wren

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Great Horned
Owl [Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned
Owl [Pueblo Montano]

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Green-tailed
Towhee

Black-throated
Gray Warbler

Black-throated
Gray Warbler

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Verdin
 

Verdin
 

Western
Tanager

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scaled & Gambel's
Quail

Gambel's
Quail

Scott's
Oriole

Red-tailed
Hawk

Black-throated
Sparrow

Great Horned
Owl [Pueblo Montano]

Great Horned
Owl [Pueblo Montano]

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Brown-crested
Flycatcher

Brown-crested
Flycatcher

Bridled
Titmouse

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Lark
Sparrow

Killdeer
 

Killdeer
 

Sanderling
 

Common
Nighthawk

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

American
Avocet

Swainson's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Snowy
Egret

Snowy
Egret

Great Horned
Owl [Pueblo Montano]

Long-eared
Owl

Long-eared
Owl

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Eastern
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [City Place]

Great Horned
Owl [Atrisco Bosque]

Turkey
Vulture

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Band-tailed
Pigeon

Swainson's
Hawk

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Snowy
Egret

Northern
Flicker

Osprey
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl [Atrisco Bosque]

Common
Merganser

Common
Merganser

Western
Screech-Owl

Western Screech-Owl
Habitat

White-breasted
Nuthatch

Osprey
 

Red-tailed
Hawk

Wood
Duck

American
Robin

Great Horned
Owl [RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl [RGNC]

Great Horned
Owl [RGNC]

Belted
Kingfisher

Green-winged
Teal

Hairy
Woodpecker

Eastern
Bluebird

Red-tailed
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl [Atrisco Bosque]

Great Horned
Owl [Atrisco Bosque]

Great Horned
Owl [Atrisco Bosque]

Great Horned
Owl [Atrisco Bosque]

Great Horned
Owl [Atrisco Bosque]

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Eastern
Bluebird

Wood
Duck

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Northern
Shoveler

Greater
Roadrunner

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl [RGNC]

Great
Egret

Red-tailed
Hawk

Northern
Harrier

Cactus
Wren

Common
Merganser

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Western
Meadowlark

Bald
Eagle

American
Pipit

Killdeer
 

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Northern
Shrike

Northern
Shrike

Cinnamon
Teal

Red-tailed
Hawk

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Prairie
Falcon

Wild
Turkey

Cactus
Wren

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Marsh
Wren

Pied-billed
Grebe

Red-tailed
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl [Willow Creek]

Great Horned
Owl [Willow Creek]

Canvasback
 

Northern
Pintail

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Horned
Lark

Northern
Shoveler

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Snow
Goose

Loggerhead
Shrike

Northern
Shrike

Northern
Shrike

Northern
Harrier

Greater
Yellowlegs

Greater
Yellowlegs

Bufflehead
 

Ruddy
Duck

Western
Meadowlark

Red-tailed
Hawk

Hooded
Merganser

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Common
Merganser

Killdeer
 

Common
Goldeneye

Northern
Harrier

Green-winged
Teal

Prairie
Falcon

Bufflehead
 

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Northern
Flicker

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Great Horned
Owl [Dixon]

Song
Sparrow

American
Wigeon

Black
Phoebe

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