United States, Albuquerque New Mexico (October 16 and 23rd, 2005)

Published by Krista S (Kmari1222 AT yahoo.com)

Participants: Myself, Ms. Lee, Raymond, Mr. Steve and Ms. Nancy, etc.


Banding Trip - October 16th

I started off at the Nature Center, near the Rio Grande River. I met up with Ms. Lee and Ms. Nikki and we walked to the banding station. When we got there I went off on a round with Ms. Nancy, Raymond and Michael. After we got back I got to release a few birds. The neatest one was probably the Ruby-crowned Kinglet, so tiny. I saw a Spotted Towhee, American Coot, Canada Goose, Red-winged Blackbird, Downy Woodpecker, House Finches, Song Sparrows and White-crowned Sparrows. Overall, the trip was amazing.

Nature Center, ABQ NM - October 23rd

Today I only got to say for about an hour and ten minutes, but I saw some great birds to add to my life list. The best one was, by far, the Harris's Sparrow, which they haven't banded in a few years. A great find! It was a male. I also saw a Belted Kingfisher and a Summer Tanager with brilliant coloring.

Species Lists

Banding trip - October 16th

Spotted Towhee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Male and a female)
Song Sparrow
Audubon's Warbler (Yellow-rumped)
White-crowned Sparrow
Canada Goose
American Coot
White-breasted Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker
Greater Roadrunner
Wood Duck
House Finch

Nature Center, ABQ NM - October 23rd

Harris' Sparrow
Oregon Dark-Eyed Junco
Pine Siskin
Belted Kingfisher