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The still of early morning in the Río Fernando wetlands. A lone robin's song. The low moan of a single cow. I've returned to the wetlands after a month's absence. Looking for herons.

A friend and I pause as we inch along the boardwalk in Baca Park. Already folks are out walking dogs.

It's June and the trees have leafed out. We listen for what we cannot see: Yellow warbler? Song sparrow?

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Imagine hosting dinner for a House Finch, a Dark Eyed Junco, a Northern Flicker, a Western Tanager and a Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay. 

You can! Just drop by the Taos Children’s Library (402 Cam De La Placita) and pick up a free bird feeder kit with all the supplies and instructions included.

Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails and the Taos Children’s Library are partnering for the “Grab & Go” event on Thursday (May 27) starting at 8:30 a.m.

Surely, one of the most striking birds in the Americas is the Western Tanager. La Tangara capucha roja is a New Mexico favorite, arriving in Northern New Mexico in large numbers by mid-May. Many are passing through, heading for forests as far …

In the early 1800s, the only folks out watching birds were either ornithologists or other scientific geek types bent on establishing an avian classification system. By the early 1900s, bird watching was limited to a few clubs and the activity of …

Stan Tekiela in “Birds of New Mexico” describes the Western tanager  (Piranga ludoviciana) as a canary yellow bird with a red head; black back, tail and wings; and one white and one yellow wing bar. It truly does look like a bird that …