Crest House Banding has resumed, and all 3 species present
Latest eBird Reports:
Sandia Crest House:
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 15 26 Jan 2020 Patrick Collins
Black Rosy-Finch 2 26 Jan 2020 Patrick Collins
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch 13 26 Jan 2020 Patrick Collins
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 10 24 Jan 2020 Arturo Rubio
Black Rosy-Finch 30 24 Jan 2020 Arturo Rubio
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch 1 24 Jan 2020 Arturo Rubio
Nancy Cox of the Banding Team advised that banding has resumed. The team gets there at 10:00 AM and advises that their operations should be underway by 10:30 AM:
"We now have our state banding permit. It had been sent to an incorrect email address.
"We still plan on banding on Sundays from 10 until 2 as long as road conditions allow. We also don't know how long the Rosy-finches will stay in New Mexico. They often stay in New Mexico into March but we saw quite a few Sandhill Cranes flying north today."
These are links to cumulative lists for three birding "hotspots" at or near Crest House. Latest sightings of any species are at the top of each list: