Chapter 4 Species Accounts

Species Accounts

Assessment scores for all bird species in New Mexico have recently been updated.  We are working on updating all species accounts accordingly.  Please see the spreadsheet on the Species Assessment Scores section of this website for the updated scores.

Individual species accounts can be viewed by clicking on the species name in the alphabetical list below. Species not appearing here were not given priority designation by New Mexico Partners in Flight. We encourage consultation of the Revised NM Species Assessment Methodology document for more information on New Mexico Partners in Flight priority designations.

Abert’s Towhee

American Bittern

Arizona Woodpecker

Baird’s Sparrow

Bald Eagle

Band-tailed Pigeon

Bank Swallow

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia), Image by Keith Bauer.







Bell’s Vireo

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii). Image by Alan Murphy.







Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon). Image by Doug Brown.







Bendire’s Thrasher

Black Swift

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri). Image by David Powell.

Black-chinned Sparrow

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Black-throated Sparrow

Blue Grouse


Boreal Owl

Botteri’s Sparrow

Bridled Titmouse

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cyanthus latirostris). Image by Alan Murphy.







Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus). Image by David Powell.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte australis). Image by Keith Bauer.

Bullock’s Oriole

Cassin’s Kingbird

Clark’s Grebe

Image by David Powell

Common Black-Hawk

Common Black Hawk (Buteogalus anthracinus). Image by Tony Thomas.









Common Ground-Dove

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Image by Doug Brown

Costa’s Hummingbird

Crissal Thrasher

Image by Doug Brown


Eared Grebe

Elegant Trogon

Elf Owl

Image by Doug Brown

Ferruginous Hawk

Flammulated Owl

Gila Woodpecker

Golden Eagle

Grace’s Warbler

Image by Alan Murphy

Grasshopper Sparrow

Gray Vireo

Greater Pewee

Hooded Oriole

Juniper Titmouse

Lazuli Bunting

Image by David Powell

Least Bittern

Least Tern

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Image by David Powell

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Loggerhead Shrike

Long-billed Curlew

Lucifer Hummingbird

Lucy’s Warbler

Image by Doug Brown

Magnificent Hummingbird

McCown’s Longspur

Mexican Chickadee

Mexican Jay

Mexican Spotted Owl

Mississippi Kite

Montezuma Quail

Mountain Bluebird

Image by David Powell

Mountain Plover

Neotropic Cormorant

Northern Aplomado Falcon

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Northern Harrier

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Olive Warbler

Painted Bunting

Image by Alan Murphy

Painted Redstart

Peregrine Falcon

Pinyon Jay

Image by Alan Murphy

Plumbeous Vireo

Prairie Falcon

Red-faced Warbler

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Image by David Powell

Sage Sparrow

Sage Thrasher

Scaled Quail

Image by David Powell

Snowy Egret

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

Sprague’s Pipit

Summer Tanager

Image by David Powell

Swainson’s Hawk

Thick-billed Kingbird

Varied Bunting


Vesper Sparrow

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Virginia’s Warbler

Image by Keith Bauer

Warbling Vireo

Western Bluebird

Western Grebe

Image by Doug Brown

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Snowy Plover


Whiskered Screech-Owl

White-tailed Ptarmigan

White-throated Swift

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Wilson’s Warbler

Image by Keith Bauer

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Image by Alan Murphy

Yellow-eyed Junco