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

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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