BIRDS OF TRIGG ROAD
FROM MOSQUERO, NM TO TRIGG-SINGLETON BOUNDARY

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Hi All,
So nice to see all that green! As Martin explained, even though the tanks had lots of water, the rains came after breeding season for many of the birds, so numbers were down, and nothing was on the water. But we're hoping for a good fall migration when the birds go south and stop on the ranch on their way through!
Good to see everybody! Thanks!
Jo


On July 23 and 24 2013 Jo Osterhouse and Martin MacRoberts surveyed the bird population from Mosquero to the south end of Trigg Ranch.

The weather was very hot (upper 90s) with high relative humidity. The area has received considerable rain in the past month with over two inches at the end of June and continuing lesser amounts. All tanks contained water with some being at the highest levels seen by these surveyors. Green vegetation is everywhere, including along the roads from Wagon Mound to Mosquero. However the bird population appears depressed due to the drought conditions, especially during the spring migration and breeding seasons. It will be interesting to see if the abundance of grass and water will bring fall migrants.

The species identified and the numbers for each day are listed below.

Mallard (0,2)
Scaled Quail (0,1)
Wild Turkey (0,10)
Great Blue Heron (0,1)
White-faced Ibis (0,9)
Turkey Vulture (6,3)
Mississippi Kite (1,0)
Zone-tailed Hawk (1,0)
Red-tailed Hawk (1,1)
American Kestrel (3,3)
Killdeer (4,1)
Solitary Sandpiper (1,0)
Eurasian Collared Dove (2,0)
Mourning Dove (36,31)
Common Nighthawk (1,0)
Common Poorwill (1,0)
Black-chinned Hummingbird (1,4)
Rufous Hummingbird (0,1)
Red-headed Woodpecker (2,1)

WLadder-backed Woodpecker (2,2)
Northern Flicker (1,2)
Say's Phoebe (2,6)
Vermilion Flycatcher (1,2)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (2,3)
Cassin's Kingbird (8,7)
Western Kingbird (45,3)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (0,1)
Red-eyed Vireo (1,0)
Chihuahuan Raven (2,2)
Common Raven (2,2)
Cliff Swallow (3,0)
Barn Swallow (10,0)
Juniper Titmouse (2,1)
Cactus Wren (0,7)
Rock Wren (7,5)
Canyon Wren (0,1)
Bewick's Wren (2,0)
Northern Mockingbird (10,14)



European Starling (5,0)
Spotted Towhee (0,1)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (1,0)
Canyon Towhee (1,1)
Cassin's Sparrow (3,5)
Chipping Sparrow (2,1)
Lark Sparrow (53,21)
Summer Tanager (4,1)
Blue Grosbeak (4,0)
Red-winged Blackbird (1,0)
Western Meadowlark (1,0)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (4,0)
Common Grackle (7,0)
Brown-headed Cowbird (12,22)
Bullocks Oriole (0,3)
House Finch (13,25)
Lesser Goldfinch (2,1)
American Goldfinch (0,1)
House Sparrow (13,0)

Species (45,39)
Individuals (286,208)

 

Wood Duck

 

Trigg Road Birds Seen in 39 Surveys - August 2003 through March 2008

(#) indicates the # of surveys the bird was seen

Wood Duck (2)
Gadwall (10)
American Wigeon (9)
Mallard (31)
Blue-winged Teal (9)
Cinnamon Teal (2)
Northern Shoveler (7)
Green-winged Teal (9)
Ring-necked Duck (8)
Lesser Scaup (2)
Bufflehead (7)
Common Goldeneye (1)
Common Merganser (1)
Wild Turkey (39)
Scaled Quail (23)
Northern Bobwhite (8)
Pied-billed Grebe (4)
Great Blue Heron (20)
White-faced Ibis (1)
Turkey Vulture (26)
Mississippi Kite (12)
Northern Harrier (10)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (10)
Cooper's Hawk (20)
Swainson's Hawk (18)
Red-tailed Hawk (39)
Black Hawk (2)
Zone-tailed Hawk (2)
Ferruginous Hawk (6)
Golden Eagle (4)
American Kestrel (38)
Merlin (2)
Prairie Falcon (4)
American Coot (2)
Sandhill Crane (2)
Killdeer (34)
American Avocet (1)
Solitary Sandpiper (7)
Spotted Sandpiper (9)
Least Sandpiper (1)
Long-billed Curlew (1)
Common Snipe (1)
Wilson's Phalarope (2)
Rock Dove (36)
Eurasian Collared Dove (11)
White-winged Dove (2)
Mourning Dove (39)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (13)
Greater Roadrunner (19)
Barn Owl (1)
Western Screech-Owl (22)
Great Horned Owl (10)
Common Nighthawk (12)
Common Poorwill (13)
White-throated Swift (5)
Calliope Hummingbird (2)
Black-chinned Hummingbird (22)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (5)
Rufous Hummingbird (4)
Belted Kingfisher (9)
Lewis' Woodpecker (2)
Red-headed Woodpecker (17)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (6)
Red-naped Sapsucker (7)
Williamson's Sapsucker (3)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (4)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker (35)
Downy Woodpecker (9)
Hairy Woodpecker (19)
Northern Flicker (39)
Olive-sided Flycatcher (4)
Western Wood-Pewee (14)
Vermillion Flycatcher (19)
Gray Flycatcher (2)
Black Phoebe (24)
Eastern Phoebe (26)
Say's Phoebe (32)
Ash-throated Flycatcher (19)
Cassin's Kingbird (25)
Western Kingbird (23)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (6)
Loggerhead Shrike (29)
Northern Shrike (2)
Plumbeous Vireo (3)
Blue-headed Vireo (1)
Warbling Vireo (3)
Red-eyed Vireo (2)
Steller's Jay (1)
Blue Jay (1)
Western Scrub-Jay (37)
Pinyon Jay (18)
American Crow (2)
Chihuahuan Raven (24)
Common Raven (37)
Horned Lark (31)
Violet-green Swallow (6)
Rough-winged Swallow (9)
Bank Swallow (1)
Cliff Swallow (14)
Barn Swallow (25)
Mountain Chickadee (2)
Juniper Titmouse (30)
Bushtit (23)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (12)
White-breasted Nuthatch (2)
Brown Creeper (2)
Cactus Wren (24)
Rock Wren (37)
Canyon Wren (31)
Bewick's Wren (37)
House Wren (5)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (2)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (10)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (10)
Eastern Bluebird (15)
Western Bluebird (13)
Mountain Bluebird (19)
Townsend's Solitaire (15)
Hermit Thrush (3)
American Robin (29)
Northern Mockingbird (33)
Sage Thrasher (16)
Curve-billed Thrasher (37)
European Starling (34)
Cedar Waxwing (11)
Orange-crowned Warbler (2)
Nashville Warbler (1)
Northern Parula (1)
Yellow Warbler (10)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (15)
American Redstart (1)
MacGillivary's Warbler (1)
Wilson's Warbler (9)
Summer Tanager (22)
Western Tanager (9)
Green-tailed Towhee (1)
Spotted Towhee (25)
Canyon Towhee (37)
Cassin's Sparrow (9)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (6)
American Tree Sparrow (1)
Chipping Sparrow (28)
Brewer's Sparrow (7)
Clay-colored Sparrow (4)
Vesper Sparrow (13)
Lark Sparrow (23)
Black-throated Sparrow (14)
Lark Bunting (8)
Savannah Sparrow (4)
Song Sparrow (9)
Lincoln's Sparrow (8)
Fox Sparrow (1)
Harris' Sparrow (2)
White-crowned Sparrow (15)
Dark-eyed Junco (14)
Northern Cardinal (2)
Black-headed Grosbeak (8)
Blue Grosbeak (22)
Lazuli Bunting (4)
Indigo Bunting (2)
Painted Bunting (1)
Dickcissel (1)
Red-winged Blackbird (34)
Western Meadowlark (36)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (8)
Brewer's Blackbird (4)
Common Grackle (17)
Great-tailed Grackle (15)
Brown-headed Cowbird (21)
Bullock's Oriole (19)
Scott's Oriole (3)
Cassin's Finch (2)
House Finch (38)
Pine Siskin (15)
Lesser Goldfinch (20)
American Goldfinch (19)
House Sparrow (35)

 

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Below are links to pictures of the Birds of Trigg Road. There are 12 pages. Use your browsers back button to return.

(pictured in anatomical order, see index below for alphabetical order)

Page #1. Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-Winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Scaled Quail, Northern Bobwhite

Page #2. Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Mississippi Kits, Northern Harrier, Sharp-skinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Black-Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk

Page #3. Golden Eagle, American Kestrel, Merlin, Prarie Falcon, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Kildeer, American Avocet, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Rock Pigeon

Page #4. Eurasian Collared Dove, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Greater Roadrunner, Barn Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, Common Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Page #5. Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Lewis' Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-pewee, Vermillion Flycatcher

Page #6. Grey Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Eastern Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Plumbeous Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Stellar's Jay

Page #7. Blue Jay, Scrub Jay, Pinyon Jay, American Crow, Chihuahuan Raven, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, N. Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit

Page #8. Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nutchatch, Brown Creeper, Cactus Wren, Rock Wren, House Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Townsend's Solitaire, Eastern Bluebird, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird

Page #9. Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Sage Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumper Warbler, American Redstart, MacGillivray's Warbler

Page #10. Wilson's Warbler, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Canyon Towhee, Cassin's Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow

Page #11. Lark Bunting, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Harris' Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting

Page #12. Dickcissel, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Common Grackle, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Scott's Oriole, Cassin's Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

 

Click here for an excel spreadsheet of all of the surveys

 

Alphabetical index indicating the page# each bird's picture is on. There are 190 bird species observed on Trigg Road on 55 trips since 2003!! They are all listed below.

American Avocet Page # 3
American Coot Page # 3
American Crow Page # 7
American Goldfinch Page # 12
American Kestrel Page # 3
American Redstart Page # 9
American Robin Page # 9
American Tree Sparrow Page # 10
American Wigeon Page # 1
Ash-throated Flycatcher Page # 6
Bank Swallow Page # 7
Barn Owl Page # 4
Barn Swallow Page # 7
Belted Kingfisher Page # 5
Bewick's Wren Page # no pic
Black Hawk Page # no pic
Black Phoebe Page # 6
Black-chinned Hummingbird Page # 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron Page # no pic
Black-headed Grosbeak Page # 11
Black-throated Sparrow Page # 10
Blue Grosbeak Page # 11
Blue Jay Page # 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Page # 8
Blue-headed Vireo Page # 6
Blue-winged Teal Page # 1
Brewer's Blackbird Page # 12
Brewer's Sparrow Page # 10
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Page # 4
Brown Creeper Page # 8
Brown-headed Cowbird Page # 12
Bufflehead Page # 1
Bullock's Oriole Page # 12
Burrowing Owl Page # no pic
Bushtit Page # 7
Cactus Wren Page # 8
Calliope Hummingbird Page # 4
Canvasback Page # no pic
Canyon Towhee Page # 10
Canyon Wren Page # no pic
Cassin's Finch Page # 12
Cassin's Kingbird Page # 6
Cassin's Sparrow Page # 10
Cattle Egret Page # no pic
Cedar Waxwing Page # 9
Chihuahuan Raven Page # 7
Chipping Sparrow Page # 10
Cinnamon Teal Page # 1
Clay-colored Sparrow Page # 10
Cliff Swallow Page # 7
Common Goldeneye Page # 1
Common Grackle Page # 12
Common Merganser Page # 1
Common Nighthawk Page # 4
Common Poorwill Page # 4
Common Raven Page # 7
Common Snipe Page # no pic
Cooper's Hawk Page # 2
Cordilleran Flycatcher Page # no pic
Curve-billed Thrasher Page # 9
Dark-eyed Junco Page # 11
Dickcissel Page # 12
Downy Woodpecker Page # 5
Eared Grebe Page # 2
Eastern Bluebird Page # 8
Eastern Phoebe Page # 6
Eurasian Collared Dove Page # 4
European Starling Page # 9
Ferruginous Hawk Page # 2
Fox Sparrow Page # 11
Gadwall Page # 1
Golden Eagle Page # 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet Page # 8
Gray Flycatcher Page # 6
Great Blue Heron Page # 2
Great Horned Owl Page # 4
Greater Roadrunner Page # 4
Greater Yellowlegs Page # no pic
Great-tailed Grackle Page # 12
Green-tailed Towhee Page # 10
Green-winged Teal Page # 1
Hairy Woodpecker Page # 5
Harris' Sparrow Page # 11
Hepatic Tanager Page # no pic
Hermit Thrush Page # 9
Hooded Merganser Page # no pic
Horned Lark Page # 7
House Finch Page # 12
House Sparrow Page # 12
House Wren Page # 8
Indigo Bunting Page # 11
Juniper Titmouse Page # 7
Killdeer Page # 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Page # 5
Lark Bunting Page # 11
Lark Sparrow Page # 10
Lazuli Bunting Page # 11
Least Sandpiper Page # 3
Lesser Goldfinch Page # 12
Lesser Scaup Page # 1
Lewis' Woodpecker Page # 5
Lincoln's Sparrow Page # 11
Loggerhead Shrike Page # 6
Long-billed Curlew Page # 3
MacGillivary's Warbler Page # 9
Mallard Page # 1
Merlin Page # 3
Mississippi Kite Page # 2
Mountain Bluebird Page # 8
Mountain Chickadee Page # 7
Mourning Dove Page # 4
Nashville Warbler Page # no pic
Northern Bobwhite Page # 1
Northern Cardinal Page # 11
Northern Flicker Page # 5
Northern Harrier Page # 2
Northern Mockingbird Page # 9
Northern Parula Page # no pic
Northern Shoveler Page # 1
Northern Shrike Page # 6
Northern Waterthrush Page # no pic
Olive-sided Flycatcher Page # 5
Orange-crowned Warbler Page # no pic
Painted Bunting Page # 11
Pied-billed Grebe Page # 2
Pine Siskin Page # 12
Pinyon Jay Page # 7
Plumbeous Vireo Page # 6
Prairie Falcon Page # 3
Red Crossbill Page # no pic
Red-bellied Woodpecker Page # 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch Page # 8
Red-eyed Vireo Page # 6
Red-headed Woodpecker Page # 5
Red-naped Sapsucker Page # 5
Red-tailed Hawk Page # 2
Red-winged Blackbird Page # 12
Ring-necked Duck Page # 1
Rock Dove Page # no pic
Rock Wren Page # 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Page # 11
Rough-winged Swallow Page # no pic
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Page # 8
Rufous Hummingbird Page # 5
Rufous-crowned Sparrow Page # 10
Sage Thrasher Page # 9
Sandhill Crane Page # 3
Savannah Sparrow Page # 11
Say's Phoebe Page # 6
Scaled Quail Page # 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Page # 6
Scott's Oriole Page # 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk Page # 2
Solitary Sandpiper Page # 3
Song Sparrow Page # 11
Spotted Sandpiper Page # 3
Spotted Towhee Page # 10
Steller's Jay Page # 6
Summer Tanager Page # 10
Swainson's Hawk Page # 2
Townsend's Solitaire Page # 8
Turkey Vulture Page # 2
Vermillion Flycatcher Page # 5
Vesper Sparrow Page # 10
Violet-green Swallow Page # 7
Virginia's Warbler Page # 9
Warbling Vireo Page # 6
Western Bluebird Page # 8
Western Kingbird Page # 6
Western Meadowlark Page # 12
Western Screech-Owl Page # 4
Western Scrub-Jay Page # no pic
Western Tanager Page # 10
Western Wood-Pewee Page # 5
White-breasted Nuthatch Page # 8
White-crowned Sparrow Page # 11
White-faced Ibis Page # 2
White-throated Swift Page # 4
White-winged Dove Page # 4
Wild Turkey Page # 2
Williamson's Sapsucker Page # 5
Wilson's Phalarope Page # 3
Wilson's Warbler Page # 10
Wood Duck Page # 1
Yellow Warbler Page # 9
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Page # 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Page # 4
Yellow-headed Blackbird Page # no pic
Yellow-rumped Warbler Page # 9
Zone-tailed Hawk Page # no pic

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