Hawks Aloft Inc.
PO Box 10028
Albuquerque, NM 87184
Phone: 505 828-9455
Fax: 505 828-9769
E-Mail: gail@hawksaloft.org

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Avian Monitoring as Part of the Jemez Watershed Restoration

Since 2012, Hawks Aloft has worked with the Jemez Watershed CFLRP to conduct point-count surveys of birds in various habitats throughout the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Santa Fe National Forest. These habitats include ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and riparian areas.

Western Tanager, Image by Doug Brown

Western Tanager, Image by Doug Brown

These surveys are vital to restoration efforts, particularly in their ability to gauge avian abundance within the area, and determining the differences in bird population across burned and unburned areas of this portion of the Jemez Mountain Range in Northern New Mexico.

Pygmy Nuthatch, Image by David Powell

Pygmy Nuthatch, Image by David Powell