El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area
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El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area (website)
123 E. Roosevelt Avenue, Grants, NM 87020, Tel: 505-783-4774
Details: The El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area is a volcanic area with lava flows, cinder cones, pressure ridges and complex lava tubes, as well as, prehistoric ruins, ancient cairns, rock structures, and homesteads. Hiking, spelunking, and primitive camping are available weather permitting.
Birds: Bitterns, Herons, Ibises, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Grouse, Turkeys, Quail, Rails, Gallinules, Coots, Plovers, Stilts, Avocets, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, Pigeons, Doves, Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Typical Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Chickadees, Titmice, Bushtits, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Thrushes, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Wagtails, Pipits, Waxwings, Silky-Flycatchers, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Warblers, New World Finches, Blackbirds, Old Worlds Finches, Old World Sparrows.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.