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New Mexico Habitats, Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles

New Mexico

New Mexico has a wide array of natural communities including deserts, mesas, dry shrub and grassy plains, snow-capped mountains, forests, floodplains of the Rio Grande, woodlands, hilly scrublands, lava fields and volcanic plateaus. Biologists break them down into five ecosystems: alpine-conifer, desert and basin,  juniper-scrub, plains-mesa, and riparian habitats.

A portion of the Chihuahuan Desert is found in southern New Mexico. Surrounded by mountain ranges that block it from getting moisture, this dry region is still home to many plants, like creosotebush, mesquite, agave, ocotillo, barrel cacti and prickly pear. The Rio Grande flows though the Chihuahuan Desert providing water for vegetation like cottonwood trees and catalpa (desert willow) along its banks. This is called riparian habitat. New Mexico has five National Forests and one National Grassland.

Northern New Mexico is covered in rugged, conifer-covered peaks of the southern Rocky Mountains. The tallest mountain is Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet and found in the Carson National Forest. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are the southernmost part of the Rocky Mountains and run north-south along the east side of the Rio Grande River. The Rio Grande is one of the four longest rivers in the U.S.

The tops of the tallest peaks reach above treeline (at 11,000 feet) and are topped with alpine meadows of low shrubs, sedges, wildflowers and cushion plants. Below treelike subalpine fir and Englemann spruce are short and bent by the wind and severe weather. At lower elevations, there are juniper-oak woodlands, ponderosa, limber pine, aspen, and Douglas-fir. Still lower are dry foothill forests of oak and pinyon-juniper.

New Mexico

List of Mammals for this State

antelope (pronghorn)
armadillo (nine-banded)
badger
bat (Allen's big-eared)
bat (big brown)
bat (big free-tailed)
bat (Brazilian free-tailed)
bat (California myotis)
bat (cave myotis)
bat (eastern red)
bat (fringed myotis)
bat (hoary)
bat (little brown myotis)
bat (long-eared myotis)
bat (long-legged myotis)
bat (Mexican long-tongued)
bat (Mexican long-nosed)
bat (pallid)
bat (pocket free-tailed)
bat (silver-haired)
bat (small-footed)
bat (southern long-nosed)
bat (southwestern myotis)
bat (spotted)
bat (Townsend's)
bat (western pipistrelle)
bat (western mastiff)
bat (western red)
bat (western yellow)
bat (Yuma myotis)
bear (black)
beaver (American)
bobcat
burro (feral)
chipmunk (cliff)
chipmunk (Colorado)
chipmunk (gray-collared)
chipmunk (gray-footed)
chipmunk (least)
coati (white-nosed)
coyote
deer (mule)
deer (white-tailed)
elk - reintroduced
ermine (short-tailed weasel)
fox (kit)
fox (gray)
fox (red)
goat (feral)
hare (snowshoe)
horse (feral)
ibex - introduced
kangaroo rat (banner-tailed)
kangaroo rat (Merriam's)
kangaroo rat (Ord's)
jackrabbit (black-tailed)
jackrabbit (white-sided)
jackrabbit (white-tailed)
jaguar
marmot (yellow-bellied)
marten (American)
mink
moose
mountain lion
mouse (brush)
mouse (cactus)
mouse (canyon)
mouse (deer)
mouse (fulvous harvest)
mouse (house)
mouse (meadow jumping)
mouse (Mearn's grasshopper)
mouse (northern grasshopper)
mouse (northern pygmy)
mouse (northern rock)
mouse (Osgood's)
mouse (pinon)
mouse (plains harvest)
mouse (southern grasshopper)
mouse (western harvest)
mouse (white-ankled)
mouse (white-footed)
mouse (western jumping)
nutia
opossum (Virginia)
peccary (collared)
pika
porcupine
pocket gopher (Botta's)
pocket gopher (desert)
pocket gopher (northern)
pocket gopher (plains)
pocket gopher (southern)
pocket gopher (yellow-faced)
pocket mouse (Bailey's)
pocket mouse (Chihuahuan)
pocket mouse (desert)
pocket mouse (hispid)
pocket mouse (Nelson's)
pocket mouse (plains)
pocket mouse (rock)
pocket mouse (silky)
rabbit (desert cottontail)
rabbit (eastern cottontail)
rabbit (mountain Nuttall's)
raccoon
rat (black)
rat (hispid cotton)
rat (Norway)
rat (tawny-bellied)
rat (yellow-nosed cotton)
ringtail
sheep (barbary) - introduced
sheep (bighorn) - reintroduced
sheep (feral)
shrew (Arizona)
shrew (desert)
shrew (dwarf)
shrew (least)
shrew (masked)
shrew (Merriam's)
shrew (montane)
shrew (New Mexico)
shrew (Prebel's)
skunk (common hog-nosed)
skunk (hooded)
skunk (striped)
skunk (western spotted)
squirrel (Abert's)
squirrel (Arizona gray)
squirrel (golden-mantled ground)
squirrel (Harris's antelope)
squirrel (Mexican gound)
squirrel (red)
squirrel (rock)
squirrel (spotted ground)
squirrel (Texas antelope)
squirrel (thirteen-lined ground)
squirrel (white-tailed antelope)
swine - (feral)
tahr - introduced
vole (long-tailed)
vole (meadow)
vole (Mongolian)
vole (Montane)
vole (prairie)
vole (southern red-backed)
vole (western heather)
weasel (short-tailed) or ermine
wolf (gray) - reintroduced
woodrat (bushy-tailed)
woodrat (Mexican)
woodrat (southern plains)
woodrat (Stephen's)
woodrat (white-throated)

For more information about New Mexico's mammals (including Latin names) click on individual animal links or for another (off-site) resource: LINK

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List of Amphibians & Reptiles for This State

Amphibian
bullfrog (American)
frog (Bacones barking)
frog (barking)
frog (Blanchard's cricket)
frog (boreal chorus)
frog (Chiricahua leopard)
frog (lowland leopard)
frog (northern cricket)
frog (northern leopard)
frog (plains leopard)
frog (Rio Grande leopard)
salamander (Arizona tiger)
salamander (barred tiger)
salamander (Jemez Mountains)
salamander (mole)
salamander (Sacramento Mountains)
salamander (tiger)
spadefoot (Couch's)
spadefoot (Mexican)
spadefoot (New Mexico)
spadefoot (plains)
toad (Arizona)
toad (boreal)
toad (Great Plains)
toad (Great Plains narrow-mouthed)
toad (green)
toad (red-spotted)
toad (Rocky Mountain)
toad (Sonoran desert)
toad (southwestern Woodhouse's)
toad (Texas)
toad (western)
toad (western green)
toad (Woodhouse's)
treefrog (canyon)
treefrog (mountain)



Reptiles
gecko (Mediterranean house)
gecko (Texas banded)
gecko (Tucson banded)
gecko (Turkish house)
gecko (western banded)
lizard (Arizona alligator)
lizard (Big Bend tree)
lizard (bleached earless)
lizard (Bunker's earless)
lizard (Chihuahuan greater earless)
lizard (Clark's spiny)
lizard (cliff tree)
lizard (common sagebrush)
lizard (common side-blotched)
lizard (common lesser earless)
lizard (crevice spiny)
lizard (desert spiny)
lizard (eastern collared)
lizard (eastern side-blotched)
lizard (eastern zebra-tailed)
lizard (elegant earless)
lizard (gila monster)
lizard (greater earless)
lizard (greater horned)
lizard (Hernandez's short horned)
lizard (long-nosed leopard)
lizard (Madrean alligator)
lizard (northern crevice spiny)
lizard (northern sagebrush)
lizard (orange-headed spiny)
lizard (ornate tree)
lizard (plateau)
lizard (plateau side-blotched)
lizard (prairie)
lizard (regal horned)
lizard (reticulated gila monster)
lizard (round-tailed horned)
lizard (twin-spotted spiny)
lizard (sand dune)
lizard (Slevin's bunchgrass)
lizard (smooth tree)
lizard (Sonoran earless)
lizard (Sonoran spiny)
lizard (southwestern fence)
lizard (speckled earless)
lizard (striped plateau)
lizard (Texas horned)
lizard (Yarrow's spiny)
lizard (zebra-tailed)
racerunner (prairie)
racerunner (six-lined)
rattlesnake (Arizona black)
rattlesnake (banded rock)
rattlesnake (black-tailed)
snake (desert massasauga)
rattlesnake (green prairie)
rattlesnake (Hopi)
rattlesnake (massasauga)
rattlesnake (mottled rock)
rattlesnake (New Mexico ridge-nosed)
rattlesnake (northern black-tailed)
rattlesnake (northern Mojave)
rattlesnake (prairie)
rattlesnake (ridge-nosed)
rattlesnake (western)
rattlesnake (western diamond-backed)
skink (Great Plains)
skink (many-lined)
skink (mountain)
skink (variable)
snake (arid land ribbonsnake)
snake (Arizona coralsnake)
snake (Big Bend patch-nosed)
snake (black-necked garter)
snake (blotched watersnake)
snake (bullsnake)
snake (Califonia kingsnake)
snake (checkered garter)
snake (Chihuahuan hook-nosed)
snake (coachwhip)
snake (common garter)
snake (common kingsnake)
snake (desert coachwhip)
snake (desert kingsnake)
snake (eastern patch-nosed)
snake (eastern racer)
snake (eastern yellow-bellied racer)
snake (glossy)
snake (gophersnake)
snake (gray-banded kingsnake)
snake (green ratsnake)
snake (Great Basin gophersnake)
snake (Great Plains rat)
snake (groundsnake)
snake (Kansas glossy)
snake (lined)
snake (long-nosed)
snake (Marcy's checkered garter)
snake (Mesa Verde nightsnake)
snake (Mexican garter)
snake (Mexican hog-nosed)
snake (milk)
snake (mountain patch-nosed)
snake (narrow-headed garter)
snake (New Mexico garter)
snake (New Mexico milk)
snake (New Mexico threadsnake)
snake (nightsnake)
snake (northern green ratsnake)
snake (northern Mexican garter)
snake (painted desert glossy)
snake (plain-bellied watersnake)
snake (plains black-headed)
snake (plains garter)
snake (plains hog-nosed)
snake (plains threadsnake)
snake (prairie ring-necked)
snake (red racer)
snake (red-sided garter)
snake (regal ring-necked)
snake (ring-necked)
snake (Smith's black-headed)
snake (smooth greensnake)
snake (Sonoran coralsnake)
snake (Sonoran gophersnake)
snake (Sonoran lyresnake)
snake (Sonoran Mountain kingsnake)
snake (Sonoran whipsnake)
snake (striped coachwhip)
snake (terrestrial garter)
snake (Texas long-nosed)
snake (Texas lyresnake)
snake (Texas nightsnake)
snake (Texas threadsnake)
snake (Trans-Pecos ratsnake)
snake (Trans-Pecos threadsnake)
snake (variable groundsnake)
snake (wandering garter)
snake (western black-necked garter)
snake (western coachwhip)
snake (western hog-nosed)
snake (western long-nosed)
snake (western lyresnake)
snake (western patch-nosed)
snake (western ribbonsnake)
snake (western threadsnake)
snake (western yellow-bellied racer)
snake (Yaqui black-headed)
turtle (Big Bend slider)
turtle (desert box)
turtle (eastern snapping)
turtle (Mexican Plateau slider)
turtle (Midland smooth softshell)
turtle (ornate box)
turtle (painted)
turtle (pond slider)
turtle (red-eared slider)
turtle (Rio Grande cooter)
turtle (smooth softshell)
turtle (snapping)
turtle (Sonoran mud)
turtle (spiny softshell)
turtle (Texas spiny softshell)
turtle (western painted)
turtle (western spiny softshell)
turtle (yellow mud)
whiptail (Canyon spotted)
whiptail (Chihuahuan spotted)
whiptail (common checked)
whiptail (desert grassland)
whiptail (eastern marbled)
whiptail (eastern spotted)
whiptail (giant spotted)
whiptail (gila spotted)
whiptail (gray checkered)
whiptail (little striped)
whiptail (little white)
whiptail (marbled)
whiptail (New Mexico)
whiptail (plains striped)
whiptail (plateau tiger)
whiptail (Sonoran spotted)
whiptail (Sonoran tiger)
whiptail (Texas spotted)
whiptail (tiger)
whiptail (Trans-Pecos striped)
whiptail (western marbled)
whiptail (woodland striped)

For more information about New Mexico's amphibians and reptiles (including Latin names) click on individual animal links or for another (off-site) resource: LINK

Coloring Amphibians & Reptiles of this State

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Bird List for This State

anhinga
ani (groove-billed)
avocet (American)
bittern (American)
bittern (least)
blackbird (Brewer's)
blackbird (red-winged)
blackbird (rusty)
blackbird (yellow-headed)
bluebird (eastern)
bluebird (mountain)
bluebird (western)
bobolink
booby (blue-footed)
bunting (indigo)
bunting (lark)
bunting (lazuli)
bunting (painted)
bunting (snow)
bunting (varied)
bushtit
caracara (crested)
cardinal (northern)
catbird (gray)
chat (yellow-breasted)
chickadee (black-capped)
chickadee (Mexican)
chickadee (mountain)
chuck-will's-widow
coot (American)
cormorant (double-crested)
cormorant (neotropic)
cowbird (bronzed)
cowbird (brown-headed)
crane (sandhill)
creeper (brown)
crossbill (red)
crossbill (white-winged)
crow (American)
cuckoo (black-billed)
cuckoo (western yellow-billed)
curlew (long-billed)
dickcissel
dipper (American)
dove (common ground-)
dove (Eurasian collared-)
dove (Inca)
dove (mourning)
dove (ruddy ground-)
dove (white-winged)
dowitcher (long-billed)
dowitcher (short-billed)
duck (American wigeon)
duck (black-belled whistling)
duck (black scoter)
duck (Barrow's goldeneye)
duck (blue-winged teal)
duck (bufflehead)
duck (canvasback)
duck (cinnamon teal)
duck (common goldeneye)
duck (Eurasian wigeon)
duck (fulvous whistling)
duck (gadwall)
duck (garganey)
duck (green-winged teal)
duck (greater scaup)
duck (harlequin)
duck (lesser scaup)
duck (long-tailed)
duck (mallard)
duck (northern pintail)
duck (northern shoveler)
duck (redhead)
duck (ring-necked)
duck (ruddy)
duck (surf scoter)
duck (white-winged scoter)
duck (wood)
dunlin
eagle (bald)
eagle (golden)
egret (cattle)
egret (great)
egret (reddish)
egret (snowy)
falcon (aplomado)
falcon (peregrine)
falcon (prairie)
finch (black rosy-)
finch (Cassin's)
finch (house)
finch (purple)
flicker (northern)
flycatcher (Acadian)
flycatcher (ash-throated)
flycatcher (brown-crested)
flycatcher (buff-breasted)
flycatcher (Cordilleran)
flycatcher (dusky)
flycatcher (dusky-capped)
flycatcher (gray)
flycatcher (great-crested)
flycatcher (Hammond's)
flycatcher (least)
flycatcher (olive-sided)
flycatcher (Pacific-slope)
flycatcher (piratic)
flycatcher (scissor-tailed)
flycatcher (sulfur-bellied)
flycatcher (vermillion)
flycatcher (willow)
flycatcher (yellow-bellied)
frigatebird (magnificent)
gallinule (common)
gallinule (purple)
gnatcatcher (black-capped)
gnatcatcher (black-tailed)
gnatcatcher (blue-gray)
godwit (Hudsonian)
godwit (marbled)
goldfinch (American)
goldfinch (Lawrence's)
goldfinch (lesser)
goose (Brant)
goose (cackling)
goose (Canada)
goose (great white-fronted)
goose (Ross's)
goose (snow)
grackle (common)
grackle (great-tailed)
grèbe (Clarke's)
grèbe (eared)
grèbe (horned)
grèbe (least)
grèbe (pied-billed)
grèbe (red-necked)
grèbe (western)
grosbeak (black-headed)
grosbeak (blue)
grosbeak (evening)
grosbeak (pine)
grosbeak (rose-breasted)
grosbeak (yellow)
grouse (dusky)
gull (black-tailed)
gull (California)
gull (Franklin's)
gull (glaucous)
gull (glaucous-winged)
gull (Heermann's)
gull (herring)
gull (Iceland)
gull (laughing)
gull (lesser black-backed)
gull (little)
gull (mew)
gull (ring-billed)
gull (Sabine's)
gull (Thayer's)
gull (western)
harrier (northern)
hawk (broad-winged)
hawk (common black)
hawk (Cooper's)
hawk (ferruginous)
hawk (gray)
hawk (Harris's)
hawk (northern goshawk)
hawk (red-shouldered)
hawk (red-tailed)
hawk (rough-legged)
hawk (sharp-shinned)
hawk (short-tailed)
hawk (Swainson's)
hawk (zone-tailed)
heron (black-crowned night)
heron (great blue)
heron (green)
heron (little blue)
heron (reddish)
heron (tri-colored)
heron (yellow-crowned night)
horned lark
hummingbird (Allen's)
hummingbird (Anna's)
hummingbird (berylline)
hummingbird (black-chinned)
hummingbird (blue-throated)
hummingbird (broad-billed)
hummingbird (broad-tailed)
hummingbird (calliope)
hummingbird (cinnamon)
hummingbird (Costa's)
hummingbird (green violetear)
hummingbird (Lucifer)
hummingbird (magnificent)
hummingbird (ruby-throated)
hummingbird (rufous)
hummingbird (violet-crowned)
hummingbird (white-eared)
ibis (glossy)
ibis (white)
ibis (white-faced)
jaeger (long-tailed)
jaeger (parasitic)
jaeger (pomarine)
jay (blue)
jay (Clark's nutcracker)
jay (gray)
jay (Mexican)
jay (pinyon)
jay (Stellar's)
jay (western scrub)
junco (dark-eyed)
junco (yellow-eyed)
kestrel (American)
killdeer
kingbird (Cassin's)
kingbird (Couch's)
kingbird (eastern)
kingbird (thick-billed)
kingbird (tropical)
kingbird (western)
kingfisher (belted)
kingfisher (green)
kinglet (golden-crowned)
kinglet (ruby-crowned)
kite (Mississippi)
kite (swallow-tailed)
kite (white-tailed)
kittiwake  (black-legged)
longspur (chestnut-collared)
longspur (Lapland)
longspur (McCown's)
longspur (Smith's)
loon (common)
loon (Pacific)
loon (red-throated)
loon (yellow-billed)
martin (purple)
meadowlark (eastern)
meadowlark (western)
merlin
merganser (common)
merganser (hooded)
merganser (red-breasted)
mockingbird (northern)
murrelet (ancient)
murrelet (long-billed)
nighthawk (buff-collared)
nighthawk (common)
nighthawk (lesser)
nuthatch (pygmy)
nuthatch (red-breasted)
nuthatch (white-breasted)
oriole (Baltimore)
oriole (Bullock's)
oriole (hooded)
oriole (orchard)
oriole (Scott's)
oriole (streak-backed)
osprey
ovenbird
owl (barn)
owl (barred)
owl (boreal)
owl (burrowing)
owl (eastern screech)
owl (elf)
owl (flammulated)
owl (great horned)
owl (long-eared)
owl (northern pygmy)
owl (northern saw-whet)
owl (short-eared)
owl (spotted)
owl (western screech)
owl (whiskered screech)
parula (northern)
pelican (American white)
pelican (brown)
pewee (greater)
phainopepla
phalarope (red)
phalarope (red-necked)
phalarope (Wilson's)
pheasant (ring-necked) - introduced
phoebe (black)
phoebe (eastern)
phoebe (Say's)
pigeon (band-tailed)
pigeon (rock)
pine siskin
pipit (American)
pipit (Sprague's)
plover (American golden)
plover (black-bellied)
plover (mountain)
plover (piping)
plover (semipalmated)
plover (snowy)
poorwill (common)
prairie-chicken (lesser)
pyrrhuloxia
ptarmigan (white-tailed)
quail (Gambel's)
quail (Montezuma)
quail (scaled)
rail (black)
rail (clapper)
rail (king)
rail (Virginia)
rail (yellow)
raven (Chihuahuan)
raven (common)
red knot
redpoll (common)
redstart (American)
redstart (painted)
redstart (slate-throated)
roadrunner (greater)
robin (American)
robin (rufous-backed)
rosy-finch (black)
rosy-finch (brown-capped)
rosy-finch (gray-crowned)
ruff
sanderling
sandpiper (Baird's)
sandpiper (buff-breasted)
sandpiper (curlew)
sandpiper (least)
sandpiper (pectoral)
sandpiper (semipalmated)
sandpiper (sharp-tailed)
sandpiper (solitary)
sandpiper (spotted)
sandpiper (stilt)
sandpiper (upland)
sandpiper (western)
sandpiper (white-rumped)
sapsucker (red-naped)
sapsucker (Williamson's)
sapsucker (yellow-bellied)
shrike (loggerhead)
shrike (northern)
skimmer (black)
sora
snipe (Wilson's)
solitaire (Townsend's)
sparrow (American tree)
sparrow (Baird's)
sparrow (black-chinned)
sparrow (black-throated)
sparrow (Botteri's)
sparrow (Brewer's)
sparrow (Cassin's)
sparrow (chipping)
sparrow (clay-colored)
sparrow (field)
sparrow (fox)
sparrow (golden-crowned)
sparrow (grasshopper)
sparrow (Harris's)
sparrow (Henslow's)
sparrow (house)
sparrow (lark)
sparrow (LeConte's)
sparrow (Lincoln's)
sparrow (Nelson's)
sparrow (rufous-crowned)
sparrow (rufous-winged)
sparrow (sage)
sparrow (Savannah)
sparrow (song)
sparrow (swamp)
sparrow (vesper)
sparrow (white-crowned)
sparrow (white-throated)
sparrow (Worthen's)
spoonbill (roseate)
starling
stilt (black-necked)
stint (little)
stork (wood)
storm-petrel (least)
sungrebe
swallow (bank)
swallow (barn)
swallow (cave)
swallow (cliff)
swallow (northern rough-winged)
swallow (tree)
swallow (violet-green)
swan (trumpeter)
swan (tundra)
swift (black)
swift (chimney)
swift (Vaux's)
swift (white-throated)
tanager (hepatic)
tanager (scarlet)
tanager (summer)
tanager (western)
tattler (wandering)
tern (Arctic)
tern (black)
tern (Caspian)
tern (common)
tern (elegant)
tern (Forster's)
tern (gull-billed)
tern (least)
tern (royal)
tern (sooty)
thrasher (Bendire's)
thrasher (brown)
thrasher (Crissal)
thrasher (curve-billed)
thrasher (long-billed)
thrasher (sage)
thrush (gray-cheeked)
thrush (hermit)
thrush (rufous-backed)
thrush (Swainson's)
thrush (varied)
thrush (wood)
titmouse (bridled)
titmouse (juniper)
towhee (Albert's)
towhee (canyon)
towhee (eastern)
towhee (green-tailed)
towhee (rufous-crowned)
towhee (spotted)
trogon (elegant)
turkey (wild)
turnstone (black)
turnstone (ruddy)
tyrannulet (northern beardless)
veery
verdin
vireo (Bell's)
vireo (black-capped)
vireo (blue-headed)
vireo (Cassin's)
vireo (gray)
vireo (Hutton's)
vireo (Philadelphia)
vireo (plumbeous)
vireo (red-eyed)
vireo (warbling)
vireo (white-eyed)
vireo (yellow-green)
vireo (yellow-throated)
vulture (black)
vulture (turkey)
wagtail (white)
warbler (bay-breasted)
warbler (black and white)
warbler (blackburnian)
warbler (blackpoll)
warbler (black-throated blue)
warbler (black-throated gray)
warbler (black-throated green)
warbler (blue-winged)
warbler (Canada)
warbler (Cape May)
warbler (Cerulean)
warbler (chestnut-sided)
warbler (fan-tailed)
warbler (golden-cheeked)
warbler (golden-crowned)
warbler (golden-winged)
warbler (Grace's)
warbler (hermit)
warbler (hooded)
warbler (Kentucky)
warbler (Lucy's)
warbler (MacGillivray's)
warbler (magnolia)
warbler (mourning)
warbler (Nashville)
warbler (orange-crowned)
warbler (palm)
warbler (pine)
warbler (prairie)
warbler (prothonotary)
warbler (red-faced)
warbler (rufous-capped)
warbler (Swainson's)
warbler (Tennessee)
warbler (Townsend's)
warbler (Virginia's)
warbler (Wilson's)
warbler (worm-eating)
warbler (yellow)
warbler (yellow-rumped)
warbler (yellow-throated)
waterthrush (Louisiana)
waterthrush (northern)
waxwing (Bohemian)
waxwing (cedar)
whimbrel
whip-poor-will (eastern)
whip-poor-will (Mexican)
willet
woodcock (American)
woodpecker (acorn)
woodpecker (American tree-toed)
woodpecker (Arizona)
woodpecker (downy)
woodpecker (gila)
woodpecker (hairy)
woodpecker (ladder-backed)
woodpecker (Lewis's)
woodpecker (red-bellied)
woodpecker (red-headed)
wood-pewee (eastern)
wood-pewee (western)
wren (Bewick's)
wren (cactus)
wren (canyon)
wren (Carolina)
wren (house)
wren (marsh)
wren (Pacific)
wren (rock)
wren (sedge)
wren (winter)
yellowlegs (greater)
yellowlegs (lesser)
yellowthroat (common)

For more information about New Mexico's birds (including Latin names) click on individual animal links or for another (off-site) resource: LINK

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