Chapter 4 Species Accounts

Species Accounts

Assessment scores for all bird species in New Mexico have recently been updated.  Please see the spreadsheet on the Species Assessment Scores section of this website for updated scores and conservation priorities.

Individual species accounts can be viewed by clicking on the species name in the alphabetical list below. 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

Band-tailed Pigeon

Bank Swallow

Bell’s Vireo

Belted Kingfisher

Bendire’s Thrasher

Black Swift

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Sparrow

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Black-throated Sparrow

Blue Grouse


Boreal Owl

Botteri’s Sparrow

Bridled Titmouse

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

Bullock’s Oriole

Cassin’s Kingbird

Clark’s Grebe

Common Black-Hawk

Common Ground-Dove

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Costa’s Hummingbird

Crissal Thrasher


Eared Grebe

Elegant Trogon

Elf Owl

Ferruginous Hawk

Flammulated Owl

Gila Woodpecker

Golden Eagle

Grace’s Warbler – Updated in 2023

Grasshopper Sparrow

Gray Vireo

Greater Pewee

Hooded Oriole

Juniper Titmouse

Lazuli Bunting

Least Bittern

Least Tern

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Loggerhead Shrike

Long-billed Curlew

Lucifer Hummingbird

Lucy’s Warbler

Magnificent Hummingbird

Mexican Chickadee

Mexican Jay

Mexican Spotted Owl

Mississippi Kite

Montezuma Quail

Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Plover

Neotropic Cormorant

Northern Aplomado Falcon

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Northern Harrier

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Olive Warbler

Painted Bunting

Painted Redstart

Peregrine Falcon

Pinyon Jay – Updated in 2020

Plumbeous Vireo

Prairie Falcon

Red-faced Warbler

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Sage Sparrow

Sage Thrasher

Scaled Quail

Snowy Egret

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

Sprague’s Pipit

Summer Tanager

Swainson’s Hawk

Thick-billed Kingbird

Thick-billed Longspur (Formerly McCown’s Longspur)

Varied Bunting


Vesper Sparrow

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Virginia’s Warbler

Warbling Vireo

Western Bluebird

Western Grebe

Western Snowy Plover


Whiskered Screech-Owl

White-tailed Ptarmigan

White-throated Swift

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Wilson’s Warbler

Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (formerly Western Scrub-Jay)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-eyed Junco