Rio Puerco Resource Area
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Rio Puerco Resource Area (website)
435 Montano Road, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107, Tel: 505-761-8911
Details: The Rio Puerco Resource Area consists of nearly one million acres of public land within a short drive of the Albuquerque metropolitan area.
Birds: Bitterns, Herons, Ibises, Swans, Geese, Ducks, American Vultures, Kites, Eagles, Hawks, Caracaras, Falcons, Pheasants, Turkey, Quail, Rails, Gallinules, Coots, Cranes, Plovers, Stilts, Phalaropes, Pigeons, Doves, Cuckoos, Barn Owls, Typical Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Tyrant Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Chickadees, Titmice Bushtits, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Thrushes, Solitaires, Bluebirds, Gnatcatchers, Kinglets, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood-Warblers, Weaver Finches, Meadowlarks, Blackbirds, Orioles, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Finches, Sparrows, Buntings.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.