Category Archives: Albuquerque birding

The 11th Annual High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival!

Better late than never! The small ranching town of Milnesand in eastern New Mexico passes as a blur of a few buildings as one drives past on NM route 206. All the residents live scattered around the crossroads on countless … Continue reading

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New Mexico migration May 1st

I’ve joined a few birders around the country in posting migration forecasts based on weather radar data. The plan is to try to predict migration conditions from overnight and then use observations from local birders to verify or modify these … Continue reading

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New Mexico migration April 27th

I’ve joined a few birders around the country in posting migration forecasts based on weather radar data. The plan is to try to predict migration conditions from overnight and then use observations from local birders to verify or modify these … Continue reading

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High desert flowers at the Petroglyphs

Some friends visited for a few days last week and, as they enjoy hiking and the outdoors, Melissa and I did our best to show them the best Albuquerque has to offer. We made it out to the Piedras Marcadas … Continue reading

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Green butterflies: better than green beer

My birding and butterfly-ing time has been limited recently, so I made it priority to get out into the foothills during yesterday’s pleasant weather before spring’s last (?) wind and snow hit the area. Joe and I met up to … Continue reading

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Red-backed Dark-eyed Juncos at the Sandia Crest

This post is not about my sightings, and may a bit dry for those not fascinated with Dark-eyed Junco population distributions and taxonomy. Be forewarned! (I also promised more science on the blog…and a discussion of Cackling Geese. That will … Continue reading

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Alameda Bridge Mew Gull

Trying to point out a bird to just one other person can be hard enough. Add a few dozen people and the difficulty increases. When that bird is a distant gull standing in a sea of other nearly identical gulls … Continue reading

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