Year-Round and Winter Birds Continued
HOUSE FINCH (Carpodacus mexicanus)
Relatively common throughout the park especially in the spring. Have been known to nest in the park.
CASSIN'S FINCH (Carpodacus cassinii)
PURPLE FINCH (Carpodacus purpureus)
LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (Melanerpes lewis)
Somewhat common on the brushy mesatops like along Burnt Mesa Trail.
ACORN WOODPECKER (Melanerpes formicivorous)
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE (Pica hudsonia)
NORTHERN FLICKER (Colaptes auratus)
Common throughout the park all year long. Often can be heard calling from treetops. Shy and hard to get close to.
PINE SISKIN (Carduelis pinus)
Sporadic in their appearance in the park. Can be common during certain years. This major seed eater can be seen along the Main Loop Trail, Rio Grande, and at the visitor center.
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH (Carduelis tristis)
Uncommon but have been seen in Frijoles Canyon in the winter.
BUSHTIT (Psaltriparus minimus)
Relatively common in the park. Always seen in groups. Often heard before seen.
GREAT HORNED OWL (Bubo virginianus)
BLUE GROUSE (DUSKY) (Dendragapus obscurus)
RED CROSSBILL (Loxia curvirostra)
Uncommon, usually found in the higher elevations of the park but has been seen in Frijoles Canyon and at Juniper Campground. Very distinct bill. Very common in the winter/spring 2010 and 2011.
MOURNING DOVE (Zenaida macroura)
Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus)
FOX SPARROW (Passerella ilaca)
Uncommon but has been seen in Frijoles Canyon during migration.
JUNIPER TITMOUSE (Baeolophus ridgwayi)
Common, especially in the Pinon-Juniper Woodland and sometimes in the riparian areas.
AMERICAN DIPPER (Cinclus mexicanus)
Very uncommon but has been seen along Frijoles Creek.
COOPER'S HAWK (Accipiter cooperii)
Common within the park. Nests in the riparian areas.
RED-TAILED HAWK (Buteo jamaicensis)
Very common. Often seen sitting in dead trees or on telephone posts along Hwy 4 and the park entrance road.
CLARK'S NUTCRACKER (Nucifraga columbiana)
Somewhat common on the mesatops and in the higher elevations of the park.
SONG SPARROW (Melospiza melodia)
Common along the Rio Grande wetlands and somewhat common along other riparian areas within the park.
MERLIN (Falco columbarius)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)