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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
J Zenge Albuquerque Anytime English, German
I am an enthusiastic birder, but should probably be rated as an intermediate+ birder. I'd be happy to help any visiting birder wishing to see central New Mexico.
B Hussey Albuquerque Anytime English
Short drive to three species of wintering Rosy Finches plus short drive to Bosque del Apache NWR. Spring/summer desert and southwestern mountain species near Albuquerque.
S Lederman Chama Anytime English
L Rockwell Corrales Anytime American English, a little Spanish
I am an enthusiast, not an expert. I do work full-time, but as I am self-employed I can be available during the week with some exceptions. I am familiar with the Sandia Crest Rosy-Finch viewing area, Bosque del Apache NWR, Bernardo Wildlife Management Area and other local areas. I do have quarters available to rent to visiting birders.

 

  K Score Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Anytime English, Bird Language (Google this!)
  I became hooked on birding when I took an Ornithology course in college while pursuing my degree in Ecology at the University of Arizona-Tucson- 22 years ago. Since then, I've worked as a field biologist, naturalist, wilderness guide, and environmental educator at several National Parks and Monuments throughout the Southwest and Four Corners region.

My love of birding has also taken me to Kenya, Europe, India, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala. Currently, I live in Albuquerque and lead guided bird walks, specializing in birding by ear, at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and the Randall Davey Audubon Center.

I am an avid eBirder and volunteer for the Central NM Audubon Society, and sit on the Board of Directors as the Field Trip Chairperson.

Please feel free to contact me anytime. My schedule is flexible.
Area:
Bosque del Apache NWR, Valle de Oro NWR, Sandia Crest, Rio Grande Nature Center

Area Birds:
Rosy-finches, Neotropical migrants, Southwestern specialties

Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, hiking, camping, backpacking. Guided tours of National Parks, Monuments and historic ruin sites in the Southwest.


 

  J Blagg Santa Fe, Las Vegas Anytime English, Spanish
  Whatever is here at the time Area:
Rivers and Refuges

Area Birds:
nighthawk, kingfisher, barn owl, ferruginous

Interests:
Nature: Birdwatching, hiking, wildlife viewing


 
G Beauprez Portales Weekend English
I have been an ornithologist and birder for the past 20 years, and I also enjoy wildlife photography. The eastern plains offer some excellent locations for birding including Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Rattlesnake Springs, and the Melrose trap. Lesser prairie chickens are also found in the area and I would be happy to take people to view them.
K Schwartz Sandia Park (Winter) Anytime English


E Bemis Santa Fe, NM Anytime English
I am a wildlife photographer so I am always interested in finding new places for taking good photos Area:
Bosque del Apache; Orilla Verde

Area Birds:
300+ in the state. In the winter we have large flocks of sandhill cranes, ducks
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, wildlife
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club

D Armstrong Santa Fe Anytime English
High desert, local birds: Cooper's Hawks, Canyon Towees, Speckled Towees, Pine Siskins, Cassins Finches, House Finches, Juniper Titmouse, Bush Tits, Chickadees, Red-shafted Flickers, Bewick's Wren, (these are off and on all year) Pinions, cottonwoods, aspens, junipers.
D Agnello Santa Fe Anytime English, Spanish, some Italian, German
The Santa Fe area has many birds that are found only in this area. At time we have even seen the State Bird, the Roadrunner, running across roads to roost. We often see Ladder-backed Woodpeckers at our backyard feeders. Mountain Blue Jays, Bluebirds and numerous Bushtits, Wrens, Finches, and Hummingbirds in the late Spring thru late Fall. I am retired and we live adjacent to a "Green Space" with numerous birds near our home.
C Erbaugh Santa Rosa Anytime English
E Winter Taos Anytime English, French


Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language
J Kelly Cerro Anytime English, a little Spanish
I am owner chief guide for my business- Wild Rover Tours of New Mexico. I started birding with Dave Cleary from Maxwell Rfg in 2001. I take full or 1/2 day birding trips near Angel Fire Taos and at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Tours are for Adults and kids 13+.
Fees: $75 for the 1/2 day and $110 full day with lunch inclusive.

Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia New Mexico
Local weather Yahoo
New Mexico Ornithological Society Club
Central New Mexico Audubon Society Club
Lincoln County Bird Club Club
Mesilla Valley Audubon Society Club
Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society Club
Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society Club
Karen Jo Herman's Sites
Hawks Aloft Conservation
Bosque del Apache NWR Park
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites