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.

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

Eastern
Bluebird

Canvasback
 

Pied-billed
Grebe

American
Wigeon

Hooded
Merganser

Hooded
Merganser

Hooded
Merganser

Northern
Saw-whet Owl

Northern
Saw-whet Owl

Bufflehead
 

Solitary
Sandpiper

Saw-whet
Owl

Western
Grebe

Loggerhead
Shrike

Northern
Shoveler

Phainopepla
 

Ring-billed
Gull

Chipping
Sparrow

Cooper's
Hawk

Least
Sandpiper

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Say's
Phoebe

Snow
Goose

Steller's
Jay

Merlin
 

American
Kestrel

American
Kestrel

Hairy
Woodpecker

Brown
Creeper

Brown
Creeper

Brown
Creeper

American
Crow

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Belted
Kingfisher

Black
Phoebe

Western
Bluebird

Rock
Wren

Gambel's
Quail

Gambel's
Quail

Wild
Turkey

Williamson's
Sapsucker

Williamson's
Sapsucker

Townsend's
Solitaire

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Northern
Harrier

Red-tailed
Hawk

Sagebrush
Sparrow

Great Blue
Heron

Canyon
Towhee

Northern
Flicker

Lesser
Goldfinch

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird (f)

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lesser
Goldfinch

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird (f)

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird (f)

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird (f)

Say's
Phoebe

White-crowned
Sparrow

Greater
Roadrunner

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Great Horned
Owl

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Belted
Kingfisher

Greater
Roadrunner

Black-crowned
Night-heron

Black-crowned
Night-heron

Black-throated
Sparrow

MacGillivray's
Warbler

Merlin
 

Merlin
 

White-faced
Ibis

Green-tailed
Towhee

MacGillivray's
Warbler

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

House
Wren

Greater
Roadrunner

Swainson's
Hawk

Swainson's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Eastern
Kingbird

Eastern
Kingbird

Eastern
Kingbird

American
Kestrel

Summer
Tanager

Black-throated
Sparrow

Cactus
Wren

Canyon
Towhee

Green
Heron

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Wilson's
Warbler

Cactus
Wren

Hepatic
Tanager

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Barn
Swallow

Calliope
Hummingbird

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Broad-tailed
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

American
Avocet

American
Avocet

American Avocet &
Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet &
Black-necked Stilt

Say's
Phoebe

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Blue
Grosbeak

Orange-crowned
Warbler

Warbling
Vireo

Warbling
Vireo

Warbling
Vireo

Warbling
Vireo

Wood
Duck

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Blue
Grosbeak

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Summer
Tanager (f)

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Cooper's
Hawk

Greater
Roadrunner

Lesser
Goldfinch

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Mississippi
Kite

Cooper's
Hawk

Gambel's
Quail

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Cactus
Wren

Crissal
Thrasher

Plumbeous
Vireo

Plumbeous
Vireo

Hermit
Thrush

Hermit
Thrush

Western
Tanager (f)

Plumbeous
Vireo

Plumbeous
Vireo

Green-tailed
Towhee

Green-tailed
Towhee

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Chipping
Sparrow

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Cordilleran
Flycatcher

Hermit
Thrush

Evening
Grosbeak

Northern
Flicker

Hairy
Woodpecker

Violet-green
Swallow

Violet-green
Swallow

Violet-green
Swallow

Horned
Lark

Swainson's
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Pinyon
Jay

Western
Bluebird

Western
Bluebird

Plumbeous
Vireo

Plumbeous
Vireo

MacGillivray's
Warbler

Western
Tanager

Spotted
Towhee

Hummingbird
 

Green-tailed
Towhee

Band-tailed
Pigeon

Cassin's
Kingbird

Cassin's
Kingbird

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cliff
Swallow

Northern
Flicker

Northern
Flicker

Western
Kingbird

Osprey
 

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Canyon
Wren

Canyon
Wren

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Spotted
Sandpiper

Scaled
Quail

Black-throated
Sparrow

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Juniper
Titmouse

Greater
Roadrunner

American
Avocet

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Bewick's
Wren

Western
Kingbird

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Killdeer
 

Killdeer
 

Summer
Tanager

Black
Phoebe

Black
Phoebe

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Black-throated
Sparrow

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Scrub
Jay

Summer
Tanager

Black
Phoebe

Spotted
Towhee

Western
Sandpiper

Spotted
Sandpiper

Green
Heron

Green
Heron

Killdeer
 

Killdeer
 

Killdeer
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

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

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Western
Grebe

Gambel's
Quail

Scott's
Oriole

Scott's
Oriole

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Cactus
Wren

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Canyon
Towhee

Western
Meadowlark

Black-necked
Stilt

Killdeer
 

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Greater
Roadrunner

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Sora
 

Sora
 

American
Avocet

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Northern
Flicker

Snowy
Egret

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Burrowing
Owl

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Bank
Swallow

American
Kestrel

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-Owl

Northern
Pygmy-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

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Neotropic
Cormorant

Snowy
Egret

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

American
Kestrel

Greater
Roadrunner

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Northern
Flicker

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

American
Robin

Swainson's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Western
Grebe

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

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

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

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Black-throated
Sparrow

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

House
Sparrow

House
Sparrow

Say's
Phoebe

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Say's
Phoebe

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Lesser
Goldfinch

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

American
Kestrel

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Red-tailed
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

American
Coot

Western
Screech-Owl

Lesser
Goldfinch

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

American
Kestrel

Mexican Spotted
Owl

Western
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Mountain
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Mallard
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Neotropic
Cormorant

Spotted
Towhee

Western
Bluebird

Western
Bluebird

Bewick's
Wren

Bewick's
Wren

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

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

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Cactus
Wren

Great Blue
Heron

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Snow
Goose

Tundra
Swan

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Lesser
Goldfinch

Lesser
Goldfinch

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Belted
Kingfisher

Cooper's
Hawk

Red-tailed
Hawk

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Great Horned
Owl

Sandhill
Crane

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Black
Phoebe

Barn
Owl

Northern
Harrier

Northern
Harrier

Red-tailed
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Killdeer
 

Killdeer
 

Spotted
Sandpiper

Song
Sparrow

Greater
Roadrunner

Wilson's
Snipe

Wilson's
Snipe

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Eastern
Bluebird

Canvasback
 

Pied-billed
Grebe

Greater
Roadrunner

Greater
Roadrunner

Burrowing
Owl

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Bald
Eagle (imm.)

Wilson's
Snipe

Song
Sparrow

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Belted
Kingfisher

Belted
Kingfisher

Tufted
Titmouse [Texas]

Carolina
Wren [Texas]

Blue
Jay [Texas]

Domestic
Goose [Texas]

Greater
Egret [Texas]

Lesser
Scaup [Texas]

Egyptian
Goose [Texas]

Muscovy
Duck [Texas]

Loggerhead
Shrike

Red-tailed
Hawk

White-faced
Ibis

American
Wigeon

Ruby-crowned
Kinglet

Great Blue
Heron

Western
Screech-Owl

Western
Screech-Owl

Mallard
 

Sandhill
Crane

Sandhill
Crane

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

Peregrine
Falcon

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