Recent Birds at Rio Bosque
Water continues to be delivered to the wetland cells. Cell 1 is now ~60% flooded, and Cell 2 is ~80% flooded. The park's resident beaver has built a new dam along the old river channel, near the windmill. Deep water is present in the channel upstream of the dam. Downstream, there is a long dry stretch before water from a park well
Two Red-shouldered Hawks soaring overhead on 27 Nov represented a first record for the park.
Burrowing Owl activity is tapering off, with only two sites consistently active. Look for these birds around the artificial burrow structures located on earthen mounds scattered throughout the park.
An Eastern Phoebe is being seen consistently on the west side of Wetland Cell 1.
A Northern Cardinal on 28 Nov was the first reported for the park since 15 Sep..
You can download the current field checklist for the park here.
You can view recent Rio Bosque bird observations posted to eBird here.
|Cooper's Hawk||30 Nov||1|
|Peregrine Falcon||30 Nov||1|
|Loggerhead Shrike||30 Nov||1|
|Crissal Thrasher||30 Nov||2|
|Wilson's Snipe||29 Nov||1|
|Sharp-shinned Hawk||29 Nov||1|
|Burrowing Owl||29 Nov||2|
|Eastern Phoebe||28 Oct||1|
|Lincoln's Sparrow||28 Oct||1|
|Northern Cardinal||28 Oct||1|
|Red-shouldered Hawk||27 Nov||2|
|Black Phoebe||27 Nov||1|
|Vesper Sparrow||27 Nov||2|
|Yellow-headed Blackbird||27 Nov||10|
|Blue-winged Teal||22 Nov||1|
|Ring-billed Gull||21 Nov||8|
|Neotropic Cormorant||19 Nov||1|
|Western Screech-Owl||19 Nov||1|
|Green Heron||15 Nov||1|
|Monk Parakeet||14 Nov||4|
|Barn Owl||8 Nov||1|
|Sandhill Crane||5 Nov||1|
|Western Meadowlark||3 Nov||1|