The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that the state’s eight museums (including this one) and seven of its historic sites will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020. These facilities, which closed on March 16, 2020, may resume operation at 25% of normal capacity under the state’s current Public Health Order.
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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)