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|12/26/2019 to 1/13/2020 We had a grand trip out west via Colorado and Nevada to see family for the
holidays (birding a bit on the side), then went on to chase some rarities. We searched for the
Rose-ringed Parakeet in Bakersfield and the Garganey being seen in CA, the Ruddy Ground-dove and
Rosy-faced Lovebird in AZ, and the Black Rosy-Finch and the Common Crane in NM. It was great to visit
these spots and we were able to see all of these special birds except the Common Crane (which was like
looking for a Waldo amidst the huge number of Sandhill Cranes)!
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|1/9-13/20 Albuquerque, NM: Bosque del Apache NWR: Some of the other birds we caught (other than
Sandhill Cranes) were Western Meadowlark , Pyrrhuloxia (f), Merlin , Lesser Goldfinch , American Wigeon ,
Spotted Towhee , Loggerhead Shrike , Sharp-shinned Hawk , White-winged Dove , Gambel's Quail , Greater
Yellowlegs , Ruby-crowned Kinglet , Cooper's Hawk , and Canyon Towhee.
And below, more Sandhill Crane pics!
|1/9-13/20 Albuquerque, NM: Bosque del Apache NWR: More Sandhill Crane pics (Click on NEXT PAGE
below for a SACR study.) Some of these pics below show the different subspecies (greater and lesser)
and some interactions. Also: Ross's Goose individuals were noted amidst the SACR flock.