This blog is written by Judy Liddell, a passionate birder from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I became interested in birds in 2002 when a friend placed a seed bell and suet cake in the tree outside of my bedroom window as I was recuperating from having both knees replaced. At first I just enjoyed the noisy chatter. Pretty soon I became interested in figuring out who these new friends were. The day I spotted a Curved-bill Thrasher hanging on the suet feeder, I was excited. A couple of months later, a Northern Flicker perched on my neighbor’s roof. When I looked at him through my binoculars and saw the beautiful coloring, I was thoroughly hooked. I bird almost every week with the Thursday Birders, have kept data for Cornell University’s citizen science Feederwatch Program, am an avid eBirder, do wetlands surveys for the Rio Grande Nature Center, monitor Cooper’s Hawk’s nests with the Albuquerque Cooper’s Hawk Project, am involved with Save the Belen Marsh, serve on the board of Central New Mexico Audubon, am President of the New Mexico Audubon Council, and bird whenever I travel.
Check out Birding Hot Spots of Central New Mexico, the book I co-authored with Barbara Hussey.