New Mexico Birds

This page is an annotated index to the photographs and videos of birds which I have recorded in New Mexico.  The Birds of New Mexico video portfolio contains a full set of the videos linked to below.  Photographs of the birds of New Mexico are sorted into three galleries; New Mexico Bird Photos (on this site), Birds of the Black Range I to R, and Birds of the Black Range S to Z (the last two galleries are on the original Black Range site.  Recordings/Photographs which were made in the Black Range of southwestern New Mexico are indicated in the annotation.  The listing is in alphabetical, not taxonomic, order.

Blackbird, Yellow-headed Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus.  Photograph from Hillsboro, New Mexico.

Bluebird, Mountain - Sialia currucoides Photographs taken in the Nutt Grasslands, south of Lake Valley, New Mexico on November 9, 2017.  Black Range.

Bluebird, Western - Sialia mexicanaThis video was recorded at Percha Dam State Park in south-central New Mexico in February. Photographs from Hillsboro, Poverty Flat, and Emory Pass in the Black Range of New Mexico.


Bunting, Indigo - Passerina cyanea - Photograph from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Bunting, Lark - Calamospiza melanocorys - Photographs from the Nutt Grasslands, Black Range, New Mexico

Bunting, Lazuli - Passerina amoena:  Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during April.  Black Range.  Photographs

Bunting, Painted - Passerina ciris - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico during January 2018.

Bushtit - Psaltriparus minimus plumbeus: Photographs taken in the Black Range on December 25, 2017.

Cardinal, Northern - Cardinalis cardinalis superbus: This video was recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2014.  Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on November 21 & 25, 2017.  Black Range


Chickadee, Mountain - Poecile g. gambeli:  Video recorded at the crest of the Sandias in north-central New Mexico on February 4, 2012.  A second video was recorded at the same location in February 2014.  Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on December 20, 2017.  Black Range.

Collared-Dove, Eurasian - Streptopelia decaocto: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during November 2013. Black Range. Photographs

Coot, American - Fulica americana: Photograph from Wall Lake, North Starr Road, Black Range, NM

Cormorant, Neotropic - Phalacrocorax brasilianus: This video was recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico on January 17, 2012.


Cowbird, Bronzed - Molothrus aeneus: This video was recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May 2014. A second video was recorded at the same location during May 2017.  Black Range. Photographs

Cowbird, Brown-headed - Molothrus ater: Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico


Crane, Sandhill - Grus canadensis: This video was recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico on January 17, 2012 and this video during January 2018.  Photographs taken at the same location on December 1, 2017.


Creeper, Brown - Certhia americana: Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico & Photographs taken along Sawyer’s Peak Trail, Black Range.  Black Range.

Dove, Inca - Columbina inca: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during November 2013. Black Range. Photographs

Dove, Mourning - Zenaida macroura - Photographs from Railroad Canyon, Black Range, NM

Dove, White-winged - Zenaida asiatica: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2012. Black Range.  Photographs

Duck, Ruddy - Oxyura jamaicensis: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during February.

Eagle, Golden - Aquila chrysaetos: Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Falcon, Peregrine - Falco peregrinus: Video recorded in Lake Valley, New Mexico during December 2011. Black Range.

Finch, Cassin’s - Haemorhous cassinii: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during December 2017.  Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on December 15, 2017.  Black Range.

Finch, House - Carpodacus mexicanus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during July 2012. Black Range. Photographs

Flicker, Gilded Colaptes chrysoides: Photographs from the lower Gila Box on November 15, 2017. 

Flicker, (Red-shafted) Northern - Colaptes auratus collaris: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during November 2013.  Photographs taken in Mineral Creek of the Black Range on September 18, 2017 and in Hillsboro, New Mexico.  Black Range.

Flycatcher, Ash-throated - Myiarchus cinerascens:  Photograph from Percha Creek, east of Hillsboro, New Mexico

Flycatcher, Gray - Empidonax wrightii: Photographs from Percha Creek, east of Hillsboro, New Mexico

Flycatcher, Vermillion - Pyrocephalus rubinus: Video recorded at Rattlesnake Springs in southeastern New Mexico during April 2012.

Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray - Polioptila caerulea: Photograph taken east of Hillsboro, New Mexico.  Black Range.

Goldfinch, American - Carduelis tristis: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2014. Black Range. Photograph

Goldfinch, Lawrence’s - Spinus (Carduelis) lawrencei: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2014. Black Range.  Photographs

Goldfinch, Lesser - Carduelis psaltria: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2014.  A second video recorded at the same location in May 2014.  Black Range.  Photographs

Goose, Ross’s - Chen rossii: This video was recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico on January 17, 2012.


Goose, Snow - Chen caerulescens: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico on January 17, 2012.

Grackle, Common - Quiscalus quiscula: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on March 19, 2012. Black Range.

Grosbeak, Black-headed - Pheucticus melanocephalus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May 2014.  Black Range. Photographs.

Grosbeak, Blue - Passerina caerulea: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during June.  Black Range. Photographs

Grosbeak, Evening - Coccothraustes vespertinus: Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Grosbeak, Rose-breasted - Phecticus ludovicianus: This video was recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May 2014. Black Range.  Photographs


Ground-Dove, Common - Columbina passerina - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Ground-Dove, Ruddy - Columbina talpacoti eluta - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Hawk, Cooper’s - Accipiter cooperii - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Hawk, Red-tailed - Buteo jamaicensis: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during January.  A second video recorded at the same location in February. A third video recorded at the same location in January 2018.   Photographs (Set 1). Photographs (Set 2) taken east of Hillsboro, New Mexico on July 10, 2017.  Black Range.

Hawk, Sharp-shinned - Accipiter striatus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on December 25, 2015. The following video was recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during December 2017.  Photographs taken in Railroad Canyon of the Black Range, New Mexico on October 13, 2017 and in Hillsboro, New Mexico on December 20, 2017.  Black Range.



Hawk, Swainson’s - Buteo swainsoni: Photographs from the Nutt Grasslands, SE Black Range, NM

Hawk, Zone-tailed - Buteo albonotatus - : Video recorded at Rattlesnake Springs, southeastern New Mexico during April 2012.

Heron, Great Blue - Ardea herodias: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during January. A second video recorded at the same location during February.

Hummingbird, Black-chinned - Archilochus alexandri: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on April 24 and in June.  A second video recorded at the same location in May.  Black Range. Photographs

Hummingbird, Broad-billed - Cyanthus latirostris: Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Hummingbird, Broad-tailed - Selasphorus platycercus: Photographs from the Black Range Crest Trail, New Mexico

Hummingbird, Rufous - Selasphorus rufus - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Jay, Steller’s - Cyanocitta stelleri macrolopha: Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on December 9, 2017.  Black Range.

Junco, Dark-eyed (Grey-headed) - Junco hyemalis caniceps: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2012. A second video recorded at the crest of the Sandia Mountains, north central New Mexico, during February. Black Range.  Photographs from the Black Range, New Mexico on December 25, 2017.

Junco, Dark-eyed (Oregon) - Photograph

Junco, Dark-eyed (Pink-sided) - Junco hyemalis mearnsi: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during February 2012. Black Range.  Photographs

Junco, Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) - Photographs

Kestrel, American - Falco sparverius: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico on January 17, 2012.

Killdeer - Photographs

Kingbird, Cassin’s - Tyrannus vociferans: Video recorded at Rattlesnake Springs, southeastern New Mexico during April 2012.  A second video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May 2014. Black Range.

Kingbird, Western - Photographs

Kinglet, Ruby-crowned - Regulus calendula: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during February 2014. Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on January 22, 2018. Black Range.

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos: Photographs taken at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico on December 1, 2017.

Meadowlark, Western - Sturnella neglecta: Photographs taken at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico on February 28, 2007.

Mockingbird, Northern - Photographs

Nighthawk, Common - Chordeiles minor henryi: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on July 27, 2016. Black Range. Photographs

Nutcracker, Clark’s - Photograph

Nuthatch, Pygmy - Photographs

Nuthatch, Red-breasted - Sitta canadensis: Video recorded at the crest of the Sandia Mountains, north central New Mexico on February 4, 2012.  A second video recorded at the same location two years later.

Nuthatch, White-breasted - Sitta carolinensis: Video recorded at the crest of the Sandia Mountains, north central New Mexico in February.  Photographs taken in Mineral Creek, Black Range, New Mexico on September 18, 2017.  Black Range.

Oriole, Baltimore - Icterus galbula: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May.  Black Range. Photographs

Oriole, Bullock’s - Icterus bullockii: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May.  Black Range. Photographs

Oriole, Hooded - Icterus cucullatus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during July 2012.  A second video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May.  Black Range. Photographs

Oriole, Scott’s - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Ovenbird - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Owl, Barn - Photographs from east of Hillsboro, New Mexico

Owl, Great Horned - Bubo virginianus: This video was recorded in Milensand, New Mexico during April 2012.


Owl, Long-Eared - Asio otus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March.  Photographs taken at Black Mountain NW of Deming, New Mexico March 5, 2015.  Black Range.

Owl, Short-eared - Asio flammeus: Photograph from Wicks Canyon, east of Hillsboro, New Mexico. January 12, 2018.  Black Range.

Phainopepla - Phainopepla nitens: Video recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico during February. Photographs

Phoebe, Black - Sayornis nigricans: Video recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico during February.

Phoebe, Say’s - Sayornis saya: Video recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico during February.  Photographs taken east of Hillsboro, New Mexico on December 1, 2017.

Pigeon, Band-tailed - Patagioenas fasciata: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May.  Black Range. Photographs

Pintail, Northern - Anas acuta: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during January. A second video recorded a the same location in February.  Photographs taken at the same location on December 1, 2017.

Pyrrhuloxia - Cardinalis sinuatus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2012. Black Range. Photograph

Quail, Montezuma - Photographs from Lower Gallinas, Campground, Black Range, New Mexico

Quail, Scaled - Photographs from east of Hillsboro, New Mexico

Raven, Chihuahuan - Corvus cryptoleucus: Video recorded in Dona Ana County, New Mexico during June 2012.

Raven, Common - Corvus corax: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during January.  A second video recorded at the same location in February.

Redstart, Painted - Myioborus pictus: Video recorded in Railroad Canyon of the Black Range, New Mexico during May.  Black Range. Photographs

Roadrunner, Greater - Geococcyx californianus: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during January.   A second video recorded at the same location in February.  Photographs taken at the same location in March 2018.

Robin, American - Turdus migratorius: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during November 2013. Black Range. Photographs

Rosy-Finch, Black - Leucosticte atrata: Video from the crest of the Sandia Mountains, east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on February 13, 2015.

Rosy-Finch, Brown-capped - Leucosticte australis: Video from the crest of the Sandia Mountains, east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on February 13, 2015.

Rosy-Finch, Gray-crowned - Leucosticte tephrocotis: Video from the crest of the Sandia Mountains, east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on February 13, 2015.


Sapsucker, Red-naped - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Sandpiper, Spotted - Actitis macularius: Video recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico during February.

Screech-Owl, Western - Photograph from east of Hillsboro, New Mexico

Scrub-Jay, Woodhouse’s - Aphelocoma w. woodhouseii: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during November 2013. Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on November 25 and December 9, 2017.  Black Range.

Shoveler, Northern - Anas clypeata: Video recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during January. 

Shrike, Loggerhead - Photographs from east of Hillsboro, New Mexico

Siskin, Pine - Carduelis pinus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2014.  Black Range.  Photographs

Sparrow, Black-throated - Photographs

Sparrow, Cassin’s - Photographs

Sparrow, Chipping - Spizella passerina: Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on April 27, 2008. Black Range

Sparrow, (Slate-colored) Fox - Passerella iliaca schistacea: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during December.  Black Range.

Sparrow, Harris’s - Zonotrichia querula: This video was recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during February 2012.  A second video was recorded at the same location during March 2017. Black Range.  Photographs


Sparrow, House - Passer domesticus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2012. Black Range.

Sparrow, Lark - Chondestes grammacus: Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on May 14, 2018.  Black Range. Photographs

Sparrow, Lincoln’s - Melospiza licolnii: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on March 19, 2012.  A second video was recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico during February.  Photograph from Harden Cienega, Grant County, New Mexico on October 8, 2017.  Black Range.

Sparrow, Rufous-crowned - Photographs

Sparrow, Vesper - Photographs

Sparrow, White-crowned - Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2012. Black Range. Photographs

Sparrow, White-throated - Zonotrichia albicollis: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2012. Black Range.

Swallow, Barn - Photographs

Swallow, Cliff - Photographs

Swallow, Northern Rough-winged - Stelgidopteryx serripennis: Video recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico on March 30.

Swallow, Violet-green - Tachycineta thalassina: Video recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico on March 30.

Swift, White-throated - Photographs

Tanager, Summer - Piranga rubra: Video recorded at Percha Dam State Park, New Mexico on March 30.  Photographs

Tanager, Summer x Western - Piranga ludoviciana x rubra: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during April & May 2014. Black Range. Photographs

Tangager, Western - Photographs

Teal, Cinnamon - Anas cyanoptera septentrioalium: This video was recorded at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico during February.


Thrasher, Curve-billed - Toxostoma curvirostre: Video recorded in Milnesand, New Mexico during April 2012. A second video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May 2014.  A third video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May 2017.  Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on November 25, 2017.  Black Range.

Thrasher, Sage - Photographs

Thrush, Hermit - Catharus guttaus: Photographs taken in Railroad Canyon, Black Range, New Mexico on July 23, 2017.  Black Range.

Titmouse, Juniper - Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico

Towhee, Canyon - Pipilo fuscus: Video recorded east of Hillsboro, New Mexico during February.  Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on November 16, 2017. Black Range.

Towhee, Green-tailed - Pipilo chlorurus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during March 2017.  Black Range. Photographs

Towhee, Spotted - Pipilo maculatus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during February 2012. Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on November 22, 2017.  Black Range.

Turkey, (Rio Grande) Wild - Meleagris gallopavo intermedia: Photographs taken at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico on December 1, 2017.  Photographs (2 additional sets, undetermined ssp.)

Vireo, Cassin’s - Photographs

Vireo, Plumbeous - Vireo plumbeus: Video recorded in Carbonate Creek of the Black Range, New Mexico on June 11.  Photographs taken in Mineral Creek, Black Range, New Mexico on September 18, 2017.  Black Range.

Vulture, Turkey - Cathartes aura: This video was recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during September and at various other locations in the state.  Photographs from Caballo Lake, New Mexico on June 7, 2012 and near Mud Spring of the Black Range, New Mexico on July 5 & 6, 2017.  Black Range. Photographs - 2 additional sets from the Black Range.


Warbler, Black-throated Gray - Dendroica nigrescens: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on June 11. Black Range. Photographs

Warbler, Grace’s - Photographs

Warbler, MacGillivray’s - Geothlypis tolmiei: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on August 28, 2015. Photographs taken in Hillsboro, New Mexico on September 18, 2017.  Black Range.

Warbler, Olive - Photographs

Warbler, Orange-crowned - Oreothlypis celata: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during February 2014. Black Range. Photographs

Warbler, Red-faced - Photographs

Warbler, Virginia’s - Oreothiypis virginiae: This video was recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during August 2012. Black Range. Photographs


Warbler, Wilson’s - Cardellina pusilla: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico on August 28, 2015.  Black Range. Photographs

Warbler, Yellow-rumped - Photographs

Waxwing, Cedar - Bombycilla cedrorum: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during November 2013. Photographs taken in the Black Range on April 27, 2008. Black Range.

Woodpecker, Acorn - Melanerpes formicivorus: Photographs taken in Mineral Creek, the Black Range, New Mexico on September 18, 2017.  Black Range.

Woodpecker, Downy - Picoides pubescens: Photographs taken in Mineral Creek, the Black Range, New Mexico on September 18, 2017. Black Range.

Woodpecker, Hairy - Leuconotopicus villosus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during May 2017.  A second video recorded at the same location during July 2016. Black Range. Photographs

Woodpecker, Ladder-backed - Picoides scalaris cactophilus: Video recorded in Hillsboro, New Mexico during November 2013.  A second video recorded at the same location in May 2017.  A third video recorded at the same location during July 2016. Black Range.  Photographs from Hillsboro, New Mexico.

Wren, Bewick’s - Photographs

Wren, Cactus - Photographs

Wren, Canyon - Photographs

Wren, Northern House - Photographs

Wren, Rock - Photographs


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