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Los Luceros Historic Site

Birding at Los Luceros

Los Luceros Historic Site offers a unique opportunity to not only to enjoy the historic buildings but to also experience a picturesque landscape where over 152 bird species have been recorded. Watch as Sandhill Cranes fly over the hacienda and graze in the fields, bald eagles soar over the Rio Grande, and Lewis?s Woodpeckers peck at the 200 year old Cottonwoods. Wood Ducks have made their homes year-round on the property, Bank Swallows, though unusual in the area, have been seen along the Rio Grande, and Dippers enjoy the winters at this beautiful site.

Take your time to stroll along the Bosque Trail that winds along the river and see how many birds you can find.

Additional species of conservation concern that have been seen at Los Luceros include: American Dipper, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Clark's Nutcracker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Eastern Bluebird, Grace's Warbler, Gray Flycatcher, Green-tailed Towhee, MacGillivray's Warbler, Osprey, Pinon Jay, Plumbeous Vireo, Prairie Falcon, Red-naped Sapsucker, Sage Thrasher, Virginia's Warbler, Williamson's Sapsucker, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

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Below are a few of our most common birds:

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Mountain Bluebird

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Osprey

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Red-naped Sapsucker

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White-faced Ibis

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Black-throated Gray Warbler

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Virginia's Warbler

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo

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Sandhill Crane

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Townsend's Solitaire

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Wood Duck

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American Dipper

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Grace's Warbler

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Lewis's Woodpecker

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Green-tailed Towhee

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Bank Swallow

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Plumbeous Vireo

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Bald Eagle

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Cordilleran Flycatcher

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Western Bluebird

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Williamson's Sapsucker

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Gray Flycatcher

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MacGillivray's Warbler