Birds of New Mexico

-2022-

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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Recent New Mexico Bird Photographs

House
Wren

House
Wren

Rufous
Hummingbird

Rufous
Hummingbird

Blue
Grosbeak

Woodhouse's
Scrub-Jay

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Western
Bluebird

Red-winged
Blackbird

Hermit
Thrush

Cooper's
Hawk (imm.)

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Summer
Tanager

Wood
Duck

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-crowned
Night-Heron

Sage
Thrasher

Plumbeous
Vireo (nest)

Plumbeous
Vireo

Western
Tanager

Hepatic
Tanager

Lesser
Goldfinch

Blue
Grosbeak

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Cattle
Egret

Wilson's
Warbler

Black-headed
Grosbeak

Cooper's
Hawk

Blue
Grosbeak

American
Avocet

Western
Kingbird

Bullock's
Oriole

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

Black-necked
Stilt

Lark
Sparrow

Brown-headed
Cowbird

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 [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Summer Tanager

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Wood
Duck

Wood
Duck

Cactus
Wren

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Western
Bluebird

Osprey
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Empidonax
sp.

Empidonax
sp.

Hammond's
Flycatcher

Yellow-breasted
Chat w/hummer

Yellow-breasted
Chat

Western
Tanager

Vermilion
Flycatcher

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Cassin's
Kingbird

Cassin's
Kingbird

Red-winged
Blackbird

Phainopepla
 

Phainopepla
 

Northern Rough-winged
Swallow

Green
Heron

Great
Egret

Eastern
Phoebe

Eastern
Phoebe

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Bullock's
Oriole

Bullock's
Oriole

Bronzed
Cowbird

Barn
Owl

Red-naped
Sapsucker

Greater
Roadrunner

Franklin's
Gull

Osprey
 

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Spotted
Towhee

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Ash-throated
Flycatcher

Black-chinned
Hummingbird

Gambel's
Quail

Cactus
Wren

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Summer
Tanager [f]

Spotted
Towhee

Curve-billed
Thrasher

Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher

Say's
Phoebe

Bushtit
 

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Black-chinned
Sparrow

Canyon
Wren

Canyon
Wren

Canyon
Wren

Canyon
Wren

Great Horned
Owl [Pat Baca OS]

Great Horned
Owl [Pat Baca OS]

Great Horned
Owl [Pat Baca OS]

Great Horned
Owl [Pat Baca OS]

Great Horned
Owl [Pat Baca OS]

Cedar
Waxwing

Cedar
Waxwing

Wood
Duck

Wood
Duck

Scott's
Oriole

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Osprey
 

Osprey
 

Canyon
Wren

Spotted
Towhee

Cooper's
Hawk

Cooper's
Hawk

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Belted
Kingfisher

Belted
Kingfisher

Cinnamon
Teal

Bufflehead
 

Verdin
 

Cooper's
Hawk

Western
Screech-Owl
[Columbus Park]

Western
Screech-Owl
[Columbus Park]

Cactus
Wren

Cactus
Wren

Belted
Kingfisher

Belted
Kingfisher

Northern
Shoveler

Neotropic
Cormorant

Great Horned
Owl [Pat Baca OS]

Great Horned
Owl [Pat Baca OS]

Hairy
Woodpecker

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 [Sandoval]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Willow Creek]

Great Horned
Owl [Willow Creek]

Great Horned
Owl [Willow Creek]

Spotted
Towhee

Western
Screech-Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Eastern
Bluebird

Sage
Thrasher

Sage
Thrasher

Bald
Eagle

White-throated
Sparrow

Wild
Turkey

Red-winged
Blackbird

Pyrrhuloxia
 

Northern
Shoveler

Loggerhead
Shrike

House
Sparrow

Great Blue
Heron

Great Blue
Heron

Gambel's
Quail

Harlan's
Hawk

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Ring-necked
Pheasant

Great Horned
Owl [RGNC]

Western
Screech-Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Western
Screech-Owl
[Pueblo Montano]

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker

Western
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl [Willow Creek]

Western
Bluebird

Great Horned
Owl [Corrales]

Great Horned
Owl [Calabacillas]

Great Horned
Owl [Clements Rd]

Great Horned
Owl [Clements Rd]

Ferruginous
Hawk

Ferruginous
Hawk

Black-throated
Sparrow

Woodhouse's
Scrub-Jay

Crissal
Thrasher

Bald
Eagle

Bald
Eagle

Common
Merganser (f)

Common
Merganser (m)

Song
Sparrow

House
Finch

Great Blue
Heron

Eastern
Bluebird

Canyon
Towhee

Black-capped
Chickadee

Great Blue
Heron

Gila
Woodpecker [AZ]

Gila
Woodpecker [AZ]

Northern
Cardinal [AZ]

Northern
Cardinal [AZ]

Northern
Cardinal [AZ]

Northern
Cardinal [AZ]

Northern
Cardinal [AZ]

Pyrrhuloxia
[AZ]

Pyrrhuloxia
[AZ]

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker [AZ]

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker [AZ]

Ladder-backed
Woodpecker [AZ]

Mexican
Jay [AZ]

Red-tailed
Hawk [AZ]

Anna's
Hummingbird [AZ]

Lesser Goldfinch/
House Finch [AZ]

Lesser
Goldfinch [AZ]

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