Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (website)
Corner of Ripley and Broadway, Mountainair, NM 87036, Tel: 505-847-2585
Details: The 1,100 acre Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument was established in 1980 and is home to the ruins of four mission churches and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas. Activities at the monument include walking the interpretive trail through the missions and pueblos, sight seeing at the three historic sites, visit the museums, picnicking, bird watching and wildflower identification. To find the Mountainair headquarters, take I-25 south from Albuquerque to Belen, then NM 47 diagonally to US 60, then east 21 miles to Mountainair.
Birds: Cormorants, Swans, Geese, Ducks, American Vultures, Kites, Eagles, Hawks, Caracaras, Falcons, Partridges, Grouse, Turkers, Quail, Plovers, Pigeons, Doves, Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis, Typical Owls, Nighthawks, Nightjars, Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Tyrant Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Titmice, Bushtits, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Waxwings, Silky-Flycatchers, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Wood-Warblers, Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches, Old World Sparrows.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.