BIRDS OF THE BLACK RANGE

INCLUDING BIRDS OF THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST

 
 
NUTHATCHES


NUTHATCH, RED-BREASTED - Fairly common resident in the Gila.  HD video.


NUTHATCH, WHITE-BREASTED - Fairly common resident in the Gila, annoyingly absent in Hillsboro at times, much more common along mountain trails - HD video


NUTHATCH, PYGMY - Common resident, look at campgrounds and along trails at higher elevations - SD video


CREEPERS


CREEPER, BROWN - Fairly common resident,
check along the Hillsboro Peak Trail - SD video


WRENS


WREN, ROCK - Common resident in the Gila, found along rock walls of washes on the east slope of the Black Range and at City of Rocks State Park - Photos


WREN, CANYON - Common resident in the Gila, observed in Hillsboro, easily found by wonderful song - Photos


WREN, HOUSE (NORTHERN) - Common in summer - We recognize the Northern House Wren and the Southern House Wren as separate species - SD video - Photos


WREN, PACIFIC - Split from winter wren.


WREN, MARSH - Uncommon in the Gila during winter, observed in Hillsboro - HD video


WREN, BEWICK’S - Found near homes in Hillsboro, common resident in the Gila - Photos.  SD video.


WREN, CACTUS - Common, nests in cholla, especially in washes - SD video.


GNATCATCHERS


GNATCATCHER, BLUE-GRAY - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.
  SD video.


DIPPERS


DIPPER, AMERICAN - Fairly common resident in the Gila.  SD video.


KINGLETS


KINGLET, GOLDEN-CROWNED - Fairly common resident in the Gila.


KINGLET, RUBY-CROWNED - Often in tangles in Hillsboro. Photos.  HD video recorded in Black Range.


THRUSHES


BLUEBIRD, EASTERN - Rare in winter in the Gila. HD video.


BLUEBIRD, WESTERN - Common resident in the Gila, seen only in some years in Hillsboro - HD video - Photos


BLUEBIRD, MOUNTAIN - In the Gila, common in winter and fairly common in summer, breeding pairs seen in North Wick’s Canyon - HD video


SOLITARE, TOWNSEND’S - Fairly common in winter and uncommon in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


THRUSH, SWAINSON’S - In Hillsboro annual sightings, in the Gila rare in migration - SD video


THRUSH, HERMIT - Dependable along the Black Range Crest Trail, singing extensively in late spring and early summer - Photos - SD video


ROBIN, AMERICAN - Common resident - Photos - HD video


MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS


MOCKINGBIRD, NORTHERN - Fairly common in summer in the Gila and rare in the winter - Singing Birds in Hillsboro - HD video


THRASHER, SAGE - Rarely found in washes on the east slope, uncommon in migration and the winter in the Gila - Photos


THRASHER, CURVE-BILLED - Fairly common resident in the Gila, seen daily in Hillsboro - Photos - HD video


THRASHER, CRISSAL - Uncommon resident in the Gila.


STARLINGS


STARLING, EUROPEAN - Common resident in Hillsboro, uncommon in the Gila - SD video


WAGTAILS & PIPITS


PIPIT, AMERICAN - Rarely seen in Hillsboro, more common in the flats near the foothills - Fairly common in migration in the Gila and uncommon in winter


WAXWINGS


WAXWING, CEDAR - In the Gila fairly common in migration and uncommon in winter, in Kingston and Hillsboro fairly common but may
require work, look especially in cottonwood trees with mistletoe - Photos - HD video


SILKY-FLYCATCHERS


PHAINOPEPLA - Common resident, search in cottonwood trees with mistletoe - HD Video


OLIVE WARBLER


WARBLER, OLIVE - Black Range Crest Trail -
Photos


WOOD-WARBLERS


OVENBIRD - One sighting in Hillsboro, in January - NM review species - Photos


WATERTHRUSH, NORTHERN -  Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE - Rare in migration in the Gila.


WARBLER, TENNESSEE - Rare in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED - Uncommon in summer and common in migration in the Gila.   HD video recorded in the Black Range.


WARBLER, LUCY’S - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.


WARBLER, NASHVILLE - Uncommon in migration in the Gila


WARBLER, VIRGINIA’S - Fairly common in summer in the Gila, In Hillsboro look for this bird in tangles.  Photos.  HD video recorded in Hillsboro.


WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY’S - Rare in summer
in the Gila, In Hillsboro search in tangles. HD Video. Photos.


YELLOWTHROAT, COMMON -  Uncommon in summer and common in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


REDSTART, AMERICAN - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.


WARBLER, YELLOW - Fairly common in summer
in the Gila, surprisingly uncommon in Hillsboro.  HD video.


WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED - Audubon’s is regular in Hillsboro, in the Gila common in summer and migration and uncommon in winter - Photos - SD video


WARBLER, GRACE’S - Look along the Black Range Crest Trail and farther north along the Continental Divide Trail, common in summer in the Gila - Photos


WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY - Fairly common in summer and migration in the Gila.  SD video.


WARBLER, TOWNSEND’S - Fairly common in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


WARBLER, HERMIT - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.


WARBLER, WILSON’S - Common in migration in the Gila, in Hillsboro rarely present but generally stays for a few days when present - Photos - HD video


WARBLER, RED-FACED - As breeding begins dependable in many mountain canyons.  Look at
Lower Gallinas Campground or Middle Percha Creek.  Photos and SD video.


REDSTART, PAINTED - As breeding begins dependable in many mountain canyons.  Look at Lower Gallinas Campground or Middle Percha Creek.  Photos.  HD video.


CHAT, YELLOW-BREASTED - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.


SPARROWS


TOWHEE, GREEN-TAILED - When present in Hillsboro usually stays for extended periods.  In the Gila, common in migration and rare in winter - HD video - Photos


TOWHEE, SPOTTED - Common in the Black Range and the Gila - Photos - HD video recorded in Hillsboro.


SPARROW, RUFOUS-CROWNED - Fairly
common in summer and rare in winter in the Gila.  Photos.


TOWHEE, CANYON - Common in Hillsboro, in the Gila fairly common resident - Photos - SD video recorded in Hillsboro.


TOWHEE, ABERT’S - Rare resident in the Gila.


SPARROW, CASSIN’S - Few sightings in Hillsboro, does not tend to stay - Photos


SPARROW, CHIPPING - In the Gila abundant in migration, common in summer, and uncommon in winter.  In Hillsboro common, numbers are variable, skittish. - Photos
- HD video


SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED - When present tends to be reliable for weeks at a time in Hillsboro, uncommon.


SPARROW, BREWER’S - Common in washes near water sources like windmills or springs.  In the Gila common in migration and uncommon in winter.  HD video


SPARROW, BLACK-CHINNED - On east slope hillsides above dry washes, often with Black-throated Sparrows.  Uncommon in winter in the Gila.


SPARROW, VESPER - Fairly common in migration, rare in summer, and uncommon in winter - Photos - SD video


SPARROW, LARK - When present in Hillsboro, dependable for long periods.  Fairly common in summer in the Gila - Photos - HD video


SPARROW, BLACK-THROATED - Very plentiful in washes around Hillsboro, uncommon resident in the Gila - Photos - SD video recorded near Hillsboro


BUNTING, LARK - Present only in some years in Hillsboro, in the Gila rare in winter and fairly common in migration - SD video


SPARROW, SAVANNAH - Most likely to be seen in migration in Hillsboro.  Fairly common in migration and uncommon in winter in the Gila - SD video


SPARROW, FOX - Reliable when present but absent some years.  “Red” Fox Sparrow subspecies is present here, west of established winter range.  Rare in winter and migration in
the Gila.  HD video recorded in the Black Range.


SPARROW, SONG - Rarely seen in Hillsboro, fairly common in the winter in the Gila.  HD video


SPARROW, LINCOLN’S - Uncommon in winter and common in migration in the Gila, reliable for several weeks when present in Hillsboro.  HD video recorded in Hillsboro - Photos


SPARROW, SWAMP - Rare in winter and
migration in the Gila.  SD video.


SPARROW, WHITE-THROATED - Common in Hillsboro.  In the Gila common in winter and abundant in migration - Photos  - HD video recorded in Hillsboro.


SPARROW, HARRIS’S - Rare in migration in the Gila, present during some years in Hillsboro during the winter and then reliable - Photos - HD video recorded in Hillsboro


SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED - Easily seen in Hillsboro with two subspecies seen during migration, Common in winter and abundant in migration in the Gila - Photos - HD video recorded in Hillsboro


SPARROW, RUFOUS-CROWNED - Photos


JUNCO, DARK-EYED (OREGON) - Common - SD video


JUNCO, DARK-EYED (PINK-SIDED) - Common - Photos - HD video recorded in Hillsboro


JUNCO, DARK-EYED (SLATE-COLORED) - Uncommon


JUNCO, DARK-EYED (GREY-HEADED) - Uncommon to Common - Photos - HD video recorded in Hillsboro


JUNCO, DARK-EYED (RED-BACKED) -
Uncommon


TANAGERS, CARDINALS, & GROSBEAKS


TANAGER, HEPATIC - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.


TANAGER, SUMMER - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


TANAGER, WESTERN - Common in summer, during a season multiple plumage stages may be seen in Hillsboro - Photos - HD video


NORTHERN, CARDINAL - Uncommon resident in the Gila.  Photo & HD video & HD video recorded in the Black Range.

Summers in, and may breed, in Hillsboro.


PYRRHULOXIA - Fairly common in Hillsboro, uncommon in winter in the Gila. Photos. HD video recorded in Hillsboro.


GROSBEAK, ROSE-BREASTED - In Hillsboro, several individuals are usually reliable during migration, rare in migration in the Gila.  Photos.  HD video.


GROSBEAK, BLACK-HEADED - Common in summer in both the Gila and Hillsboro - Photos - SD video


GROSBEAK, BLUE -  In Hillsboro common in migration, less so in summer.  In the Gila it is common in summer. - Photos - SD video recorded in Hillsboro


BUNTING, INDIGO - Rare in summer in the Gila, when it is present in Hillsboro it is reliable for several days at a time - Photos - HD video


BUNTING, LAZULI - Fairly common in migration and less so in summer, in Hillsboro.  In the Gila,
uncommon in summer. - Photos - SD video recorded in Hillsboro.


BUNTING, PAINTED - Rarely seen in Hillsboro, usually in garden areas or scrub


DICKCISSEL - Rarely seen in Hillsboro, usually in garden areas or scrub - SD video


BLACKBIRDS & ORIOLES


BLACKBIRD, RED-WINGED - Sporadic in Hillsboro, generally in small flocks.  Common in migration, fairly common in summer, and uncommon in winter in the Gila.  HD video.


MEADOWLARK, EASTERN -  Common in summer and rare in winter in the Gila.  SD video.


MEADOWLARK, WESTERN - In Hillsboro present in small numbers on occasion.  In the Gila it is fairly common in summer and uncommon in winter.  HD video


BLACKBIRD, YELLOW-HEADED - In Hillsboro
present in small numbers on occasion.  In the Gila it is uncommon in summer and winter.  Photo. SD video


BLACKBIRD, BREWER’S -  Common in summer and migration and rare in winter in the Gila. SD video.


GRACKLE, COMMON - Rarely seen in Hillsboro - HD video recorded in Hillsboro


GRACKLE, GREAT-TAILED - Occasional in summer in Hillsboro.  Uncommon resident in the Gila.  HD video


COWBIRD, BRONZED - Occasional in summer
in Hillsboro.  Common in summer and rare in winter in the Gila.  Photos & HD Video.


COWBIRD, BROWN-HEADED - Common in summer and spring in Hillsboro.  Common in summer and rare in winter in the Gila.  Photos. HD video


ORIOLE, BALTIMORE - One documented record in Hillsboro.  Photo and HD video.


ORIOLE, HOODED - Common in spring and
summer in Hillsboro.  In the Gila it is uncommon in summer.  HD video recorded in Hillsboro.


ORIOLE, BULLOCK’S - Fairly common in spring and summer in Hillsboro.  In the Gila it is fairly common in summer.  SD video.


ORIOLE, SCOTT’S - Seen some years during spring in Hillsboro.  Look in the flats south of Lake Valley.  In the Gila it is uncommon in summer.  Photos


FINCHES


FINCH, CASSIN’S - One sighting in Hillsboro.  In the Gila it is fairly common in winter and migration.  SD video.


FINCH, HOUSE - Easily seen in Hillsboro.  In the Gila it is a common resident.  Photos. HD video recorded in Hillsboro.


SISKIN, PINE - Easily seen in Hillsboro.  In the Gila it is common in the winter and migration and fairly common in summer.  Photos.  HD video recorded in the Black Range.


GOLDFINCH, LESSER - In Hillsboro, some years it is abundant and in some more sporadic, very small number in winter.  In the Gila it is fairly common in summer.  Photos.  HD video recorded in the Black Range.


GOLDFINCH, AMERICAN - In Hillsboro presence varies.  In the Gila it is fairly common in winter.  Photos.  HD video & HD video recorded in the Black Range.


GOLDFINCH, LAWRENCE’S - Review species in NM - Recorded in Hillsboro. Photos and HD video recorded in Black Range.


GROSBEAK, EVENING - Rare in winter in the Gila.  Seen in Hillsboro.  Photos


OLD WORLD SPARROWS


SPARROW, HOUSE - Easily seen in Hillsboro. HD video recorded in Hillsboro.

 

Many of the species listed here are covered in our photo gallery of the Birds of the Black Range (birds must be photographed in the Black Range to be included) and in our video portfolio of the Birds of the Black Range. You may also wish to visit our page on Birding Southern New Mexico

LOONS


LOON, COMMON - Rare in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


GREBES


GREBE, EARED - Fairly common in the summer and common in migration, in the Gila.  SD video.


GREBE, WESTERN - Fairly common in migration in the Gila.


GREBE, CLARK’S - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.


GREBE, PIED-BILLED - Common resident in the Gila. HD video.


CORMORANTS
& BITTERNS


CORMORANT, DOUBLE-CRESTED - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


CORMORANT, NEOTROPIC - Rare in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


BITTERN, AMERICAN - Rare in migration in the Gila.


BITTERN, LEAST - Rare in migration in the Gila.

 
DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS


GOOSE, SNOW - Uncommon in the winter, typically as flyovers associated with the Rio Grande Valley - HD video.


GOOSE, ROSS’S - Uncommon in the winter, typically as flyovers associated with the Rio Grande Valley. HD video.


GOOSE, CANADA - Uncommon on small lakes
and ponds, mainly on the east side of the Black Range. HD video.


GOOSE, CACKLING - SD video.


SWAN, TUNDRA - Rare in migration in the Gila.  HD video.    


DUCK, WOOD - Rare in winter in the Gila. HD video.


GADWALL - Common in winter.  HD video.


WIGEON, AMERICAN - Fairly common in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


MALLARD - Common where ever there is a body of water - HD Video


TEAL, BLUE-WINGED - Rare in summer and uncommon in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


TEAL, CINNAMON - Fairly common in migration and in the summer in the Gila.  SD video.


SHOVELER, NORTHERN - Common on small lakes and ponds during winter - HD video


PINTAIL, NORTHERN - Common on small lakes and ponds during winter - HD video


TEAL, GREEN-WINGED - Common on small
lakes and ponds during winter

CANVASBACK - Common on small lakes and ponds during winter - SD video


REDHEAD - Uncommon in summer and in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


DUCK, RING-NECKED - Uncommon in summer and fairly common in migration, in the Gila.  HD video.


SCAUP, GREATER - Rare in migration in the Gila.


SCAUP, LESSER - Common in winter in the Gila. SD video.


BUFFLEHEAD -  Fairly common in migration in the Gila. SD video.


GOLDENEYE, COMMON - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.


MERGANSER, HOODED - Rare in migration in the Gila.


MERGANSER, RED-BREASTED - Rare in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


MERGANSER, COMMON - Fairly common resident in the Gila.


DUCK, RUDDY - Common on small lakes and ponds during winter.  HD video.

 
QUAIL


QUAIL, SCALED - Common resident in washes and foothills - Photo


QUAIL, GAMBEL’S - Common resident in washes and foothills - SD video


QUAIL, MONTEZUMA - Uncommon resident of
the foothills - Check at Lower Gallinas Campground - Photos


PHEASANTS, GROUSE, TURKEY


TURKEY, WILD - Common in the range - HD video - Photos


BITTERNS, HERONS & IBIS


BITTERN, AMERICAN - Rare in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


BITTERN, LEAST - Rare in migration in the Gila.


HERON, GREAT BLUE -  Common resident where there is water of any type, check along streams and ponds in the foothills - HD Video


EGRET, GREAT - Rare in migration in the Gila. HD video.


EGRET, SNOWY - Uncommon in migration in the
Gila.  HD video.


HERON, GREEN - Rare in summer in the Gila.  HD video.


NIGHT-HERON, BLACK-CROWNED - Uncommon in summer in the Gila.  HD video.


IBIS, WHITE-FACED - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


 
AMERICAN VULTURES


VULTURE, TURKEY - Common in summer throughout the range - HD video recorded in the Black Range - Photos


OSPREY


OSPREY - Generally rare but oddly overhead at
the most wonderful times, at some large ponds in the eastern foothills.  SD video


KITES, EAGLES, HAWKS


EABLE, BALD - Rare in summer and uncommon in winter in the Gila.  HD video.


HARRIER, NORTHERN - Rare in summer and uncommon in winter in the Gila.


HAWK, SHARP-SHINNED - Uncommon resident in the foothills - Photos


HAWK, COOPER’S - Uncommon resident in the foothills - HD Video


GOSHAWK, NORTHERN - Rare resident


BLACK-HAWK, COMMON - Uncommon during summer.  Nests in the Animas and Mimbres valleys


HAWK, SWAINSON’S - Common during the summer.  Often seen on power poles.  Some remain in colder months - Photos
- HD video


HAWK, ZONE-TAILED - Uncommon during the summer, nests in the Animas drainage. HD video.


HAWK, RED-TAILED - Common resident.  Several color morphs - Photos - HD video


HAWK, FERRUGINOUS - Uncommon in migration and in winter in the Gila.  HD video.


HAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED - Rare in winter in the Gila.  SD video.


EAGLE, GOLDEN - Common resident.  Most often seen perched on poles, at dead meat sites, and soaring overhead.  Endangered by the wind farm at Nutt - Photos

 
RAILS, GALLINULES, COOTS


COOT, AMERICAN - Common on small ponds and lakes, especially in the foothills - HD video


CRANES


CRANE, SANDHILL - Common in winter, periodic flyovers associated with movement in the Rio Grande Valley - HD video


PLOVERS


PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED - Rare in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED - Rare in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


KILLDEER - Common resident.  Listen for call.  Especially in the the foothills - HD video - Photo.


STILTS & AVOCETS


STILT, BLACK-NECKED - Rare in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


AVOCET, AMERICA - Rare in migration in the
Gila.  HD video.


SANDPIPERS & PHALAROPES


SANDPIPER, SPOTTED - Fairly common in migration and rare in summer and winter.  Areas along Rio Grande are also fruitful.  HD video.


SANDPIPER, SOLITARY - Rare in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


YELLOWLEGS. GREATER - Uncommon in
migration in the Gila.  HD video.


YELLOWLEGS, LESSER - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


CURLEW, LONG-BILLED - Rare in migration in the Gila.


GODWIT, MARBLED - Rare in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


SANDPIPER, WESTERN - Fairly common in migration in the Gila.


SANDPIPER, LEAST - Fairly common in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


SANDPIPER, PECTORAL - Rare in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


DOWITCHER, LONG-BILLED - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  HD video.


SNIPE, WILSON’S - Fairly common in migration.  Referred to as Common Snipe in older sources.  SD video.


PHALAROPE, WILSON’S - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED - Rare in migration in the Gila.


GULLS, TERNS, & SKIMMERS


GULL, BONAPARTE’S - Rare in migration in the Gila.


GULL, FRANKLIN’S - Rare in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


GULL, RING-BILLED - Uncommon in migration in the Gila. HD video.


GULL, CALIFORNIA - Rare in migration in the Gila.


TERN, BLACK - Rare in migration in the Gila.


TERN, FORSTER’S - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  SD video.

 
PIGEONS, DOVES


PIGEON, BAND-TAILED - Occasional visits throughout the year in Hillsboro, fairly common in the Gila in the summer - Photo - HD video recorded in Hillsboro


COLLARED-DOVE, EURASIAN - Common resident in many east slope communities - Photos - HD video


DOVE, WHITE-WINGED - Common resident in east slope communities - Photos - HD video recorded in Hillsboro


DOVE, MOURNING - Common resident - Photos and HD video


DOVE, INCA - Common resident but may be sporadic - Photos - HD video


GROUND-DOVE, RUDDY - A sighting in Hillsboro.  Photos. SD video.


CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS, ANIS


CUCKOO, YELLOW-BILLED - Uncommon in Animas Creek and the Gila during the summer


ROADRUNNER, GREATER - Fairly common resident, look especially along NM-152 and NM-27 - Photo - HD Video







 
TYPICAL OWLS


OWL, FLAMMULATED - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.


SCREECH-OWL, WESTERN - Uncommon resident - Photo


OWL, GREAT-HORNED - Fairly common resident, look in moderate sized trees, Hackberries in washes - Photo - HD video


PYGMY-OWL, NORTHERN - Uncommon resident in the Gila.


OWL, ELF - Rare in summer in the Gila.


OWL, BURROWING - Rare in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


OWL, SPOTTED - Uncommon resident in the Gila.


OWL, LONG-EARED - Uncommon in winter and unusual in summer, scope established Hackberry trees in washes where they sometimes congregate in the winter - HD Video & Photos


OWL, SHORT-EARED - Rare in migration in the Gila.


OWL, NORTHERN SAW-WHET - Rare in winter in the Gila.


NIGHTJARS


NIGHTHAWK, LESSER - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.  SD video


NIGHTHAWK, COMMON - Common in summer, especially as weather fronts are moving through the area - SD video


POORWILL, COMMON  - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.


WHIP-POOR-WILL, MEXICAN - Fairly common in summer in the Gila, split from Eastern Whip-Poor-Will


SWIFTS


SWIFT, BLACK - Rare in summer and migration in the Gila.


SWIFT, WHITE-THROATED - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.


HUMMINGBIRDS


HUMMINGBIRD, MAGNIFICENT - Rare in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


HUMMINGBIRD, BLUE-THROATED - Rare in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


HUMMINGBIRD, BLACK-CHINNED - Common in summer - Photos - SD video recorded in Hillsboro


HUMMINGBIRD, ANNA’S - Occasional sightings in migration - SD video


HUMMINGBIRD, BROAD-TAILED - Common in summer, in Hillsboro the third most common hummingbird after Black-chinned and Rufous


HUMMINGBIRD, RUFOUS - Common during both migration periods - Photos - HD video


HUMMINGBIRD, CALLIOPE - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.


KINGFISHERS


KINGFISHER, BELTED - Uncommon in migration and winter and rare in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


WOODPECKERS


WOODPECKER, LEWIS’S - Uncommon in summer in the Gila.  HD video.


WOODPECKER, ACORN - Common resident in the forested (especially oaks) sections of the
Black Range, look at Iron Creek Campground - SD video


WOODPECKER, GILA - Rare in summer in the Gila.


SAPSUCKER, WILLIAMSON’S - Resident at higher elevations, more common in summer than winter


SAPSUCKER, RED-NAPED - Fairly common resident - Photo


WOODPECKER, LADDER BACKED - More common on east side of the range than on the west.  May be the most prevalent woodpecker in the area.  Photos. HD video.


WOODPECKER, DOWNY - Uncommon resident - Photos - SD video


WOODPECKER, HAIRY - Common resident - Photo - HD video


WOODPECKER, AMERICAN THREE-TOED -  Rare resident in the Gila.  SD video.


FLICKER, NORTHERN (Red-shafted) - Common resident - Photos - HD video

 
CARACARAS, FALCONS


KESTREL, AMERICAN - Most common small falcon - HD video


MERLIN - Uncommon in migration and winter in the Gila.


FALCON, APLOMADO - Armendariz Ranch in eastern Sierra County has a hacking center
where captive raised birds are being reintroduced.  Wild birds are possible.  SD video.


FALCON, PEREGRINE - Pair typically nests in the Animas drainage.  HD video recorded in the Black Range (bird is Falconer’s Captive Bird)


FALCON, PRAIRIE - Uncommon resident in the Gila.


TYRANT FLYCATCHERS


FLYCATCHER, OLIVE-SIDED - Fairly common in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


PEWEE, GREATER - Rare in summer in the Gila.  HD video.


WOOD-PEWEE, WESTERN - Common in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


FLYCATCHER, WILLOW - Rare in summer in the Gila.  SD video.


FLYCATCHER, HAMMOND’S - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.


FLYCATCHER, GRAY - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.  SD video.


FLYCATCHER, DUSKY - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.


FLYCATCHER, CORDILLERAN - Common in summer in the Gila.  HD video.


PHOEBE, BLACK - Common in summer, near water, Percha Box -  HD video


PHOEBE, SAY’S - Common in summer. Photo & HD Video.


FLYCATCHER, VERMILLION - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.  HD video.


FLYCATCHER, ASH-THROATED - Common in the summer in the Gila.  SD video.


FLYCATCHER, BROWN-CRESTED - Rare in the summer in the Gila.  SD video.


KINGBIRD, WESTERN - Fairly common in summer - Photos - HD video


KINGBIRD, CASSIN’S - Common in summer, noisy - HD video


KINGBIRD, EASTERN - Rare, seen in Hillsboro - HD video


SHRIKES


SHRIKE, LOGGERHEAD - Fairly common in washes on east slope in winter, uncommon in summer - Photos - HD video

 
VIREOS


VIREO, BELL’S - Rare in the summer in the Gila.


VIREO, GRAY - Rare in the summer in the Gila.


VIREO, PLUMBEOUS - Common in summer, nests in Carbonate Creek - SD video.  Photos.


VIREO, CASSIN’S - Rare in winter in the Gila.  Photos.


VIREO, HUTTON’S - Uncommon in summer and rare in winter in the Gila.


VIREO, WARBLING - Common in summer and migration.


JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS


JAY, PINYON - Common resident, in Kingston watch for afternoon flocks - HD video


JAY, STELLER’S - Common resident at about 6,500 feet and higher - Photo - SD video.


JAY, MEXICAN - Common resident in the Gila.
  SD video.


SCRUB-JAY, WOODHOUSE’S - Common resident found from about 5,200 feet upward - Photos - HD video


NUTCRACKER, CLARK’S - Rarely seen but found along the Black Range Crest Trail - Photo -  HD video
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CROW, AMERICAN - Fairly common resident in the Gila.  SD video.


RAVEN, CHIHUAHUAN - Uncommon in winter, separate from Common Raven with care - HD video


RAVEN, COMMON - Common resident, larger than Chihuahuan - HD video


LARKS

LARK, HORNED - Common resident in the Gila.  SD video.


SWALLOWS


MARTIN, PURPLE - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.


SWALLOW, TREE - Uncommon in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


SWALLOW, VIOLET-GREEN - Common in summer and in migration in the Gila.  SD video.


SWALLOW, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED - Fairly common in summer.  SD video.


SWALLOW, BANK - Rare in migration in the Gila.


SWALLOW, CLIFF - Fairly common in the summer in the Gila.  HD video.


SWALLOW, BARN - Uncommon during summer,
common during migration - HD video & Photos.


CHICKADEES & TITMICE


CHICKADEE, MOUNTAIN - Common, especially in mountain canyons above Kingston - HD video


TITMOUSE, BRIDLED - Fairly common resident in the Gila, observed in Hillsboro - SD video


TITMOUSE, JUNIPER - Fairly common resident in the Gila, usually found at and above Kingston, some years present in Hillsboro


VERDINS


VERDIN - Uncommon is summer, present in washes along the east slope


BUSHTITS


BUSHTIT - Common resident, from foothills on the east slope to the Black Range Crest Trail