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Bird Migration in New Mexico
- Overview of migration in New Mexico in English p. 350-355
- Interesting Facts About Bird Migration p.356
- Selected Bosque Bird Information Cards p.357-361 Greater Roadrunner, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Sandhill Crane, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, White-crowned Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow.
- List of Migratory Birds Frequently Found in New Mexico p.363
* For better quality photos, see the shorter segments below.
Activity 47. Who Flew Where? p.364-378
Students explore bird migration using actual banded bird recovery data; students measure a scaled distance of where 20 different birds were found from where they were originally banded. A second part has students locating those places on a map of western North America.
Additional files for activity:
- Recapture species cards. English cards p. 372-376
- --North America Banding Recapture Maps—choose with stars (easier) or without stars marking the locations, where students must use latitude and longitude for placement. Maps include Spanish & English on each map. We recommend printing on 11 x 17 paper. p. 377-378
Students graph long-term data of birds banded by Rio Grande Bird Research to see if there have been changes in birds encountered.
Video documenting a morning with volunteer bird banders in the bosque by Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. (2 min 11 seconds)