CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - SILVER CITY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020
The Silver City CBC covers a 15 mile diameter circle centered on the Silver City golf course. All levels of expertise are welcome, plus there is a need for drivers, recorders and feeder counters. Want to participate? Please contact compiler, John Gorey: email@example.com. Reports can be mailed to John Gorey, PO Box 5071, Silver City NM 88062.
Last Year Count Results:
- Count Total species: 89; Total # of individual birds: 5266; Routes: 3818; Feeders: 1448.
- 10 Most abundant: Dark-eyed Junco 760; Western Bluebird 511; Gambel’s Quail 457; House Finch 373; Raven sp. 314; House Sparrow 240; White-crowned Sparrow 214; Brewer’s Blackbird 202; White-winged Dove 194; Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay 123.
- Rare / Unusual Birds <10% of Counts: Bendire’s Thrasher- NEW! Clay-colored Sparrow 2nd Record; Sandhill Crane 3rd Record; Orange-crowned Warbler 4th Record; Mexican Duck 5th Record; Hooded Merganser 5th Record; Broad-tailed Hummingbird 5th Record; Red Crossbill 5th Record; Band-tailed Pigeon 6th Record.
- Birds typically seen but not this year
Killdeer seen on 50 of 59 counts; Brewer’s Sparrow seen on 47 of 59 counts; Horned Lark seen on 43 of 59 counts; Great-horned Owl seen on 38 of 59 counts; Vesper Sparrow seen on 36 of 59 counts; Ring-necked Duck seen on 31 of 59 counts; Scaled Quail seen on 30 of 59 counts. John Gorey, Compiler
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - GILA RIVER
SATURDAY or SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 or 3, 2021
Plan on January 2, using January 3 as a back up day in case of inclement weather. If interested Please get in touch with Linda Moore via email by December 26 to allow time to develop routes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Centered in Riverside, along the Gila River near Cliff is where the count takes place. Please note the count will be somewhat restricted this year due to Covid precautions. Every attempt will be made to accommodate interested counters, drivers and recorders, while maintaining social distancing and staying within established social bubbles. Feeder observers are encouraged to participate.
ANNUAL RAPTOR COUNT
JANUARY 16, 17, 18, 2021
(Martin Luther King weekend)
If interested in participating, please contact Linda Moore at email@example.com by January 3.
NOVEMBER 14, 2020 — APRIL 9, 2021
THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
FEBRUARY 12 - 15, 2021
CRANE FESTIVAL at BOSQUE DEL APACHE
November 18-21, 2020
- American Bird Conservancy
- Audubon Bird Guide App
- Audubon Guide to Bird ID
- Audubon New Mexico
- Audubon en Español
- NatureInstruct Dendroica
- Xeno-Canto global birdsong
- American Birding Association
- Gila National Forest
- Cornell FeederWatch
- TripBuzz.com Birdwatching Guide
- HomeAdvisor.com Birdwatching Guide
- Guide to Birding From Our Window
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January 18, 2020
Northern Harrier 20; Coopers Hawk 7; Red-tailed Hawk 182; Ferruginous Hawk 9; Bald Eagle 4; Golden Eagle 5; American Kestrel 59; Prairie Falcon 1; Merlin 3; Peregrine Falcon 1; Raptor species 1; Great Horned Owl 2; Turkey Vulture 1.
Next year's dates: January 16, 17, 18, 2021
— Linda Moore, Compiler
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