Valle de Oro NWR is taking the lead on the Seasonal Sightings calendar this year, and it's time to round up the stars of the show: the calendar photos.
As you may be aware, Albuquerque is a 2014 Urban Migratory Bird Treaty City. With the goal of promoting awareness and understanding of migratory birds in our city, the 2015 calendar will focus on the migratory birds we see here and the places we can see them.
Attached is a list of the birds and places for which we need photos. The birds in bold are those we'd like to feature for the month. The places and other birds will be used to round out the information and blank spaces on the calendar. Keep in mind that the featured photos will be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper at 300 dpi so they need to look good blown up to 2550 pixels x 3300 pixels.
Please dig into your photos (we know you have them!) and pick out a couple gems to share with Albuquerque! And, pass this info on to your photographically-inclined friends if you think they can help.
Valle de Oro volunteer
Bird Species for ABQ Seasonal Sightings Calendar2015
Rio Grande Nature Center SP - January: White-crowned Sparrow, Ring-necked Duck, Sandhill Crane
Pajarito Open Space - February: Yellow-headed Blackbird, Canada Goose, American Kestrel
Vista de Atrisco trail - March#1: Western Meadowlark, Burrowing Owl, Golden Eagle
Montessa Park Ponds - March#2: Prairie Falcon, Rock Wren, Barn Owl
Hawk Watch Trail – April: Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, White-throated Swift
Carlito Springs – May: Western Tanager, Warbling Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak
Durand Open Space – June: Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Lark Sparrow
Elena Gallegos - July: Scott's Oriole, Black-chinned Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird
Ojito Open Space - August: Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Bluebird, Band-tailed Pigeon
Capulin Springs – September: Cassin’s Finch, Flammulated Owl, Band-tailed Pigeon
Bachechi Open Space - October: Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco, Cedar Waxwing
Tingley Ponds – November: Red-winged Blackbird, Ring-necked Duck, Black-crowned Night-Heron
Valle de Oro NWR – December: Snow/Ross's Goose, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk