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Send in pictures for the 2015 calendar

  • 08/05/2014
  • 09/01/2014
  • pictures taken in NM
Hi everyone!
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.
Thank you!

  Kristin Proctor

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

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