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    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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    Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »

More Summer/Migratory Birds

Wilson's Snipe

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WILSON'S SNIPE (Gallinago gallinago)
Uncommon but has been seen at some of the park elk ponds.
 
black-necked stilt

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BLACK-NECKED STILT (Himantopus mexicanus)
Uncommon but has been seen in the park during migration usually at the park's sewer lagoons.
 
Lesser Yellowlegs at sewer lagoon

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LESSER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa flavipes)
Uncommon but has been seen in the park during migration usually at the park sewer lagoons.
 
MacGillivray's Warbler

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MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER (Oporornis tolmiei)
Fairly common in the riparian areas of the park.
 
Lincoln's Sparrow

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LINCOLN'S SPARROW (Melospitza lincolnii)
Uncommon but has been seen in Frijoles Canyon.
 
Green-tailed Towhee

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GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (Pipilo chlorurus)
Somewhat common at higher elevations in the park such as near Dome Road or Cerro Grande. Has been seen in Frijoles Canyon but less common.
 
Calliope Hummingbird

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CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD (Stellula calliope)
Uncommon to somewhat common during migration. Far less common than Broad-tailed, Black-chinned, and Rufous.
 
hermit thrush

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HERMIT THRUSH (Catharus guttatus)
Common along riparian areas especially during migration but, to a lesser extent, also all summer.
 
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Cordilleran flycatcher with baby

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CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER (Empidonax occidentalis)
Uncommon but may be seen in the riparian area of the park. Nests have been found here. One pair even nested in a CCC light fixture at the visitor center in summer 2006.
 
male lesser goldlfinch

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LESSER GOLDFINCH (Carduelis psaltria)
Very common in the riparian area and less common on the mesatops. Nests in the park.
 
zone tailed hawk

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ZONE-TAILED HAWK (Buteo albonotatus)
Wingspan 51"
Uncommon summer bird. When seen is often with Turkey Vultures and can be hard to distinguish.

 
roadrunner with lizard

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GREATER ROADRUNNER (Geococcyx californianus)
Wingspan 22"
Although it is the New Mexico state bird it is rare at Bandelier. An individual has been seen rarely on or along the entrance road.

 
rose breasted grosbeak

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Uncommon but sometimes seen during migration, often with far more common Black-headed Grosbeak.

 
northern parula 2

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NORTHERN PARULA (Parula americana)
Uncommon migrant, has been seen in Cottonwood Picnic Area in Frijoles Canyon.

 
house wren

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HOUSE WREN (Troglodytes aedon)
Simi common bird of the higher elevations such as near Cerro Grande or Alamo Boundary trails.

 
bewicks wren 2

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BEWICK'S WREN (Thryomanes bewickii)
Simi common bird of the pinyon and juniper woodland such as on the overlook trail.

 
bairds sandpiper

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BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Calidris bairdii)
Uncommon but has been seen at the park sewer lagoon during migration.

Did You Know?

Bandelier Backcountry

About 70% of Bandelier National Monument is a designated Wilderness area? Hikers can enjoy viewing remote archeological sites and spotting rare wildlife in this less developed area of the park.