Sandia Crest BIRDING FORUM
Flag waves when Rosy-Finches are present at Sandia Crest house
Please share your reports of birding the Sandia Mountains east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. During the months of November through March, there is major interest in the three species of rosy-finches that visit the feeders at Sandia Crest House. However, there are great birding opportunities all year around, so let us all know about your observations. Banding reports, trip reports, photos, links to news and research items, and inquiries relevant to these topical areas are also welcomed. Researchers from around the world who have an interest in rosy-finches and the entire Genus Leucosticte are encouraged to join in the discussions. All posted photos remain the property of photographers and cannot be reproduced without permission. We suggest that photos be watermarked or linked to a site that indicates owner's copyright.
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This is the place where those who plan to visit Sandia Crest can ask questions and obtain information to help in planning a birding trip. Since the purpose of this FORUM is to supplement the more general birding listservers such as the New Mexico Rare Bird Alert and the National Birding Hotline Cooperative AZ/NM Birds, be sure to report any unusual sightings directly to those entities, to assure they reach the broadest possible audience. And, do not forget to record all your sightings in eBird, now very easy to use.
View the latest Issue of "Burrowing Owl," the newsletter of the Central New Mexico Audubon Society by visiting the CNMAS website and clicking on "NEWSLETTER." Also see the schedule of field trips and weekly local "Thursday Birder" morning walks. Judy Liddell reports on many of these trips in her blog: It's a Bird Thing...
Directions to Sandia Crest, notes about handicapped access, Health and Safety Considerations
Weather conditions, forecast, time of sunrise/sunset and fire closure information
General information and guidelines about observing the rosy-finches at Sandia Crest House
Live Sandia Peak Ski Cam
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more seen on
MARCH 30, one on
seen on APRIL 6
seen APRIL 14
seen MARCH 17
few" reported APRIL 18 (not entered in log)
Black Rosy-Finch seen on April 19 & 20
||1 seen in flight on March 31
|2007-2008||OCTOBER 31||OCTOBER 31||APRIL 4||~20||1-2 seen until April 8|
|2008-2009||OCTOBER 27||NOVEMBER 6||MARCH 31||~12||1-6 seen through April 8|
|2009-2010||OCTOBER 27||OCTOBER 27||APRIL 9||~50||Mass exodus also in Taos Ski Valley April 8-9|
|2010-2011||OCTOBER 26||NOVEMBER 6||APRIL 5||~20||Few seen through April 8|
|2011-2012||NOVEMBER 1||NOVEMBER 7||MARCH 15||~5-6||No reports after March 15|
|2012-2013||OCTOBER 23||NOVEMBER 13||MARCH 14||20-30||"Few" between March 28 until April 1 when feeders taken down|
|2013-2014||OCTOBER 31||NOVEMBER 6||MARCH 11||8-10||Last report 2 BC on March 17 -- few or no Gray-crowned RF all season|
|2014-2015||OCTOBER 29||NOVEMBER 11||MARCH 18||~30||None at feeder March 22; feeders taken down March 27|
|2015-2016||OCTOBER 29||NOVEMBER 1|
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