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Coronado Historic Site

Birding at Coronado Historic Site

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Greater Roadrunner

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Say's Phoebe

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Curve-billed Thrasher

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Gambel's Quail

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Ladder-backed Woodpecker

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Song Sparrow

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House Finch

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Spotted Towhee

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Mountain Bluebird

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White-breasted Nuthatch

Greater Roadrunner
Say's Phoebe
Curve-billed Thrasher
Gambel's Quail
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Song Sparrow
House Finch
Spotted Towhee
Mountain Bluebird
White-breasted Nuthatch

Thanks to the lower elevation and proximity of the Rio Grande, we can get many different birds than what you might see a short drive north near Jemez Historic Site.


Coronado Historic Site, with its flat wide-open space perched above the edge of the Rio Grande, is a bird watcher?s dream. Where the desert and mesa meet the Rio Grande and bosque, CHS is a great opportunity to see the diversity of birds that inhabit or seasonally visit the area. Here you will see common city birds like House Finches and Mourning Doves, but also more exotic birds like the Greater Road Runners (our state bird!) on the trails and even a rafter of wild turkeys in our bosque!

All images and sounds from All About Birds and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology