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replicon

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

Smelled really bad

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What

Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

Observer

tomallen

Date

October 8, 2014 06:07 PM MDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

kellys

Date

September 26, 2014 10:38 AM MDT

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Observer

kellys

Date

September 25, 2014 08:46 AM MDT

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What

Plant

Observer

kk47herz

Date

September 7, 2014 12:30 PM MDT

Description

Ornamental vine behind Bachechi Open Space Education Building.

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What

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

jnstuart

Date

June 20, 2008

Description

Northeast part of Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

Juvenile / young of year.

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What

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Observer

jnstuart

Date

December 1, 2007

Description

Albuquerque Academy, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

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What

Stink Bugs Family Pentatomidae

Observer

jnstuart

Date

July 5, 2014

Description

Found in suburban backyard on lawn, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

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What

wild licorice Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Observer

jnstuart

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Alameda Open Space, in small woodland, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

No flowers seen, just burrs (fruit).

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What

Cicada Killer Wasps Genus Sphecius

Observer

jnstuart

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Alameda Open Space, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

Dozens of these large wasps were aggregating on a small group of pear trees growing wild in this small woodland; they were on the leaves but not on the ripening fruits. I couldn't tell if they were feeding. They ignored me.

I think this is a Sphecius species but not sure.

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What

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Observer

jnstuart

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Alameda Open Space, south of the Alameda Bridge over the Rio Grande, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

This wren was doing a lot of posturing and tail flaring which seemed to serve as a diversion from what were likely fledglings nearby.

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What

Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

jnstuart

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

Alameda Open Space pond, near the Alameda Bridge, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

Non-breeding male. Looks a lot different than when it's in breeding plumage.

Wood Duck is a resident species in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico.

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What

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

Observer

jnstuart

Date

July 3, 2014

Description

At a riverside canal within the Alameda Open Space, southeast of the Alameda Bridge over the Rio Grande, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

Two photos of one bird. This might be a first-year bird, but this still seems very early (or very late) for one of these to be in Albuquerque. I don't think the species breeds anywhere in New Mexico. Of course, this one isn't necessarily a breeding bird.

Correction: I've been told that a few do breed in Albuquerque and possibly elsewhere in the state, which is not reflected in some field guides.

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What

Christmas Berry Genus Photinia

Observer

kk47herz

Date

May 5, 2014 06:27 AM MDT

Description

Yard in Albuquerque's North Valley.

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Observer

kk47herz

Date

May 4, 2014 11:49 AM MDT

Description

Leah asked if this is the variety known as Arroyo Williw

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What

Coleoptera species Order Coleoptera

Observer

kk47herz

Date

May 4, 2014 12:41 PM MDT

Description

Colleen has been seeing this beetle all over the Apache Plume in the Valley & the Heights. What type is it?

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What

Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

kimfike

Date

June 30, 2014 03:13 PM MDT

Description

Mother hawk with 3 chicks - still downy white and in nest

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What

Coyote pups, Canis latrans Canis latrans

Observer

vickbird

Date

June 18, 2014

Description

4 pups emerged from a horizontal pipe about 14" in diameter. There were 6 or 7 of us watching them, and the pups seemed as curious about us as we were about them. They played and watched, and after 5 or 10 minutes they went, one by one, back into the pipe.

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What

Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

jnstuart

Date

December 1, 2007

Description

Northeast Heights, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula

Observer

jnstuart

Date

January 19, 2009

Description

Alameda Bridge, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

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What

Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus

Observer

jnstuart

Date

October 10, 2009

Description

Northeast Heights, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

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What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

jnstuart

Date

April 2, 2008

Description

Rio Grande at the Alameda Bridge, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA. 2 April 2008. The nest with 6 eggs is in a precarious position if the river rises a few inches. Nest material looks like stems of saltcedar and maybe willow and sunflower. Note the beaver-cut coyote willows near the nest.

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What

Rio Grande cottonwood Populus deltoides var. wislizeni

Observer

kimfike

Date

June 3, 2014 12:25 PM MDT

Description

Seeding

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mjryan

Date

May 20, 2014

Description

Dead on the road in Sandia Foothills. Observed be Steve Poe.

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What

Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus

Observer

jnstuart

Date

August 12, 2012

Description

Rufous Hummingbird, female

At a feeder in suburban Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA. 12 Aug 2012.

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

jnstuart

Date

June 14, 2009

Description

Young owl from a family group, apparently missing his right "horn." Second photo is from 21 June.

Campus of Albuquerque Academy, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA. 14 Jun 2009. Parents nested in a large tree on campus.

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Observer

jnstuart

Date

May 17, 2009

Description

Male cones on planted (ornamental) pinyon in an Albuquerque residence, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA. Presumably a pinyon of local origin (they occur naturally just a few miles away), but this one was not a wild specimen.

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What

Domestic Pigeon Columba livia domestica

Observer

jnstuart

Date

April 2, 2008

Description

Alameda, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

Second photo of nest under bridge.

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Observer

jnstuart

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

Suburban backyard in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

This small spider (roughly 5-7 mm total body length) stayed hunched up in middle of its orb web as I was trying to photo it.

A good common name might be devil's-horn or longhorn spider, based on the abdominal color pattern.

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What

Yellow Grosbeak Pheucticus chrysopeplus

Observer

jnstuart

Date

March 8, 2006

Description

No photo or specimen; observation only, from my field notes.

Just west of the University of New Mexico campus in suburban Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

Many birders including me saw this vagrant bird in the backyard of an Albuquerque resident, where it had been regularly visiting a seed feeder. It had been seen here and another location in the city for at least a few weeks in early 2006.

The species is recognized on the Checklist of New Mexico Bird Species based on this well-documented occurrence.