Lincoln County Bird Club
        Ruidoso, NM

LIST of BIRD SPECIES FOUND in LINCOLN COUNTY


Local Birding Sites - All About Birds - Bird Count


Please report any sightings of birds not listed here to the

Lincoln County Bird Club (575)415-4554

or the

Smokey Bear Ranger District Office in Ruidoso, NM at (575) 257-4095

Bird List - Updated May 2012

LOONS
Common Loon - Rare - Migrant

GREBES
Eared Grebe - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Pied-billed Grebe - Common - Permanent Resident
Western Grebe - Uncommon - Winter Visitor

CORMORANTS
Double-crested Cormorant - Rare - Migrant
Neotropic Cormorant - Rare - Migrant

HERONS, CRANES, RAILS
Great Blue Heron - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Uncommon - Winter Visitor
Green Heron - Rare - Migrant
Great Egret - Rare - Migrant
Sandhill Crane - Rare - Migrant

RAILS, COOTS
American Coot - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Sora - Uncommon - Summer Resident

DUCKS, GEESE
American Wigeon - Common - Winter Resident
Bufflehead - Common - Winter Resident
Canvasback - Common - Winter Resident
Lesser Scaup - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Common Goldeneye - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Common Merganser - Common - Winter Resident
Hooded Merganser - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Gadwall - Common - Winter Resident
Mallard - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Northern Pintail - Rare - Migrant
Northern Shoveler - Common - Winter Resident
Redhead - Common - Winter Resident
Ring-necked Duck - Common - Winter Resident
Ruddy Duck - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Blue-winged Teal - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Cinnamon Teal - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Green-winged Teal - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Canada Goose - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Snow Goose - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Ross' Goose - Uncommon - Winter Resident

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES
Solitary Sandpiper - Rare - Migrant
Spotted Sandpiper - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Greater Yellowlegs - Rare - Migrant
Lesser Yellowlegs - Rare - Migrant
Wilson's Phalarope - Uncommon - Migrant
Wilson's Snipe - Uncommon - Winter resident
American Avocet - Rare - Migrant

GULLS
Franklin's Gull - Rare - Migrant
Ring-billed Gull - Uncommon - Migrant

PLOVERS
Killdeer - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Mountain Plover - Rare - Migrant

FALCONS
Merlin - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Peregrine Falcon - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Prairie Falcon -Uncommon- Summer Resident
American Kestrel - Common - Permanent Resident

KITES, EAGLES, HAWKS
Bald Eagle - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Golden Eagle - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Northern Harrier - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Cooper's Hawk - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Northern Goshawk - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Ferruginous Hawk - Uncommon - Visitor
Harris Hawk - Rare - Visitor
Red-tailed Hawk - Common - Permanent Resident
Rough-legged Hawk - Rare - Winter Visitor
Swainson's Hawk - Uncommon - Migrant
Zone-tailed Hawk - Rare - Summer Resident
Common Black-Hawk - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Osprey - Uncommon - Migrant

AMERICAN VULTURES
Turkey Vulture - Common - Summer Resident

QUAIL, GROUSE, TURKEYS
Montezuma Quail - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Scaled Quail - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Wild Turkey - Common - Permanent Resident
PIGEONS, DOVES
Inca Dove - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Mourning Dove - Common - Summer Resident
Rock Pigeon - Common - Permanent Resident
White-winged Dove - Common - Permanent Resident
Band-tailed Pigeon - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident

ROADRUNNERS, CUCKOOS
Greater Roadrunner - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Uncommon - Summer Resident

OWLS
Burrowing Owl - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Flammulated Owl - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Great Horned Owl - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Northern Pigmy Owl - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Northern Saw-whet Owl - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Spotted Owl - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Western Screech Owl - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Barn Owl - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Long-eared Owl - Uncommon - Permanent Resident

NIGHTHAWKS, NIGHTJARS
Common Nighthawk - Common - Summer Resident
Lesser Nighthawk - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Common Poorwill - Rare - Summer Visitor
Whip-poor-will - Rare - Summer Visitor

JAYS, CROWS
Clark's Nutcracker - Rare - Winter Visitor
Pinyon Jay - Common - Permanent Resident
Scrub Jay - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Steller's Jay - Abundant - Permanent Resident
American Crow - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Chihuahuan Raven - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Common Raven - Abundant - Permanent Resident

HUMMINGBIRDS
Black-chinned Hummingbird - Abundant - Summer Resident
Blue-throated Hummingbird - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Abundant - Summer Resident
Calliope Hummingbird - Fairly Common - Migrant
Magnificent Hummingbird - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Rufous Hummingbird - Common - Migrant
WOODPECKERS
Northern Flicker - Common - Permanent Resident
Red-headed Woodpecker - Rare - Summer resident
Acorn Woodpecker - Common - Permanent Resident
Downy Woodpecker - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Hairy Woodpecker - Common - Permanent Resident
Ladder-Backed Woodpecker - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Lewis Woodpecker - Rare - Winter Resident
Three-toed Woodpecker - Rare - Summer Resident
Williamson's Sapsucker - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Red-naped Sapsucker - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident

FLYCATCHERS
Ash-throated Flycatcher - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Gray Flycatcher - Rare - Summer Resident
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Cordilleran Flycatcher - Common - Summer Resident
Cassin's Kingbird - Common - Summer Resident
Western Kingbird - Common - Summer Resident
Western Wood-Peewee - Common - Summer Resident
Black Phoebe - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Say's Phoebe - Common - Permanent Resident
Vermillion Flycatcher - Rare - Summer Resident
Hammond's Flycatcher - Uncommon - Visitor

LARKS, SWALLOWS
Horned Lark - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Purple Martin - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Barn Swallow - Abundant - Summer Resident
Cliff Swallow - Abundant - Summer Resident
Violet-green Swallow - Abundant - Summer Resident
Tree Swallow - Uncommon - Migrant

SHRIKES, VIREOS
Loggerhead Shrike - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Plumbeous Vireo - Common - Summer Resident
Warbling Vireo - Fairly Common - Migrant

KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident

NUTHATCHES, CREEPERS
Pigmy Nuthatch - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
White-breasted Nuthatch - Common - Permanent Resident
Brown Creeper - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident

TITMICE, CHICKADEES
Mountain Chickadee - Common - Permanent Resident
Plain Titmouse - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Bushtit - Common - Permanent Resident

DIPPERS
American Dipper - Uncommon - Permanent Resident

KINGLETS, GNATCATHERS
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Rare - Summer Resident

WRENS
Bewick's Wren – Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Canyon Wren - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
House Wren - Common - Summer Resident
Rock Wren - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Winter Wren - Rare - Winter Visitor
Marsh Wren - Uncommon - Winter Visitor

FINCHES
American Goldfinch - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Lesser Goldfinch - Common - Summer Resident
Cassin's Finch - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
House Finch - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Red Crossbill - Uncommon - Irregular
Pine Siskin - Common - Permanent Resident
House Sparrow - Abundant - Permanent Resident

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Brewer's Blackbird - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Great-tailed Grackle - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Common Grackle - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Red-Winged Blackbird - Abundant - Summer Resident
Brown-headed Cowbird - Common - Permanent Resident
Yellow-headed Blackbird - Uncommon - Migrant
Bullock's Oriole - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Scott's Oriole - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Western Meadowlark - Common - Permanent Resident
Eastern Meadowlark - Uncommon - Permanent Resident

THRUSHES
Eastern Bluebird - Rare - Permanent Resident
Mountain Bluebird - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Western Bluebird - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Hermit Thrush - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
American Robin - Common - Permanent Resident
Townsend's Solitaire - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident

MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS, PIPITS
Gray Catbird - Rare - Summer Resident
Northern Mockingbird - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Curve-billed Thrasher - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Sage Thrasher - Uncommon - Winter Resident
American Pipit - Uncommon - Migrant

WAXWINGS, SILKY-FLYCATCHERS, STARLINGS
Cedar Waxwing - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Phainopepla - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
European Starling - Common - Permanent Resident

WOOD WARBLERS
Common Yellowthroat - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Grace's Warbler - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
MacGillivary's Warbler - Common - Summer Resident
Orange-crowned Warbler - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Townsend's Warbler - Fairly Common - Migrant
Virginia's Warbler - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Wilson's Warbler - Fairly Common - Migrant
Yellow Warbler - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Common - Permanent Resident
Black-throated Gray Warbler - Uncommon - Migrant
Black and White Warbler - Rare - Migrant
Painted Bunting - Rare - Summer Visitor
Painted Redstart - Rare - Summer Visitor
Yellow-breasted Chat - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Northern Waterthrush - Rare - Migrant

TANAGERS
Hepatic Tanager - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Summer Tanager - Uncommon - Summer Resident
Western Tanager - Fairly Common - Summer Resident

GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS
Black-headed Grosbeak - Common - Summer Resident
Blue Grosbeak - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Evening Grosbeak - Common - Permanent Resident
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Uncommon - Migrant
Indigo Bunting - Uncommon - Migrant
Lazuli Bunting - Uncommon - Migrant
Pyrrhuloxia - Uncommon - Permanent Resident

SPARROWS, TOWHEES
Black-throated Sparrow - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Brewer's Sparrow - Uncommon - Migrant
Clay-colored Sparrow - Uncommon - Migrant
Black-chinned Sparrow - Uncommon - Permanent Resident
Chipping Sparrow - Common - Permanent Resident
American Tree Sparrow - Rare - Winter Visitor
Lark Sparrow - Fairly Common - Summer Resident
Rufous-crowned Sparrow - Common - Permanent Resident
Song Sparrow - Fairly Common - Winter Resident
Lincoln's Sparrow - Uncommon - Migrant
Fox Sparrow - Rare - Migrant
Swamp Sparrow - Uncommon - Winter Resident
Vesper Sparrow - Fairly common - Winter Resident
White-crowned Sparrow - Abundant - Winter Resident
Lark Bunting - Uncommon - Migrant
Dark-eyed Junco - Abundant - Permanent Resident
Canyon Towhee - Common - Permanent Resident
Green-tailed Towhee - Fairly Common - Permanent Resident
Spotted Towhee - Common - Permanent Resident

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