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Date: Jan. 6, 2006 Date: Jan. 6, 2006 Date: Jan. 6, 2006 Date: Jan. 6, 2006
Comments clear skies, wind 13 knots from 340 degrees
Cochiti Lake San Felipe to Jemez Jemez Res Bernalillo to I-40 bridge I-25 bridge to Isleta Marsh Los Lunas LL Prison Casa Belen to Bernardo Bernardo to La Joya to San Acacia to Bosque del BdA NWR to Ele. Butte Ele. Butte Ele. Butt Dam Caballo Dam Columbus
Cochiti Lake to San Felipe Jemez Res Reservoir to Bernalillo I-40 bridge to I-25 bridge Isleta Marsh Isleta Marsh to Los lunas Edeal Dairy Prison Farm Belen Colorada Belen farms Bernardo WMA La Joya WMA La Joya WMA San Acacia Bosque NWR Apache NWR Ele. But Mrsh Marsh Lake to Cabo mar Caballo Lake to Hatch Uvas Valley Deming Area Area TOTAL
Beg. Time 10:30 AM 10:35 AM skipped dry skipped 10:45 AM 10:55 AM 11:03 AM Beg. Time 11:05 AM 11:06 AM 11:07 AM 11:08 AM 11:08 AM 11:15 AM 11:10 AM 11:17 AM Beg. Time 11:20 AM 11:25 AM 11:30 AM 11:35 AM 11:37 AM ground/air 12:05 PM 12:10 PM Beg. Time 12:20 PM 12:40 PM 12:50 PM 12:55 PM 1:10 PM skipped skipped
End Time 10:35 AM 10:04 AM 10:55 AM 11:03 AM 11:04 AM End Time 11:05 AM 11:07 AM 11:08 AM 11:08 AM 11:10 AM 11:17 AM 11:15 AM 11:20 AM End Time 11:25 AM 11:30 AM 11:35 AM 11:37 AM 11:45 AM survey 12:10 PM 12:20 PM End Time 12:37 PM 12:50 PM 12:55 PM 1:10 PM 1:15 PM
Total Time 5 5 10 8 1 Total Time 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 3 Total Time 5 5 5 2 8 5 10 Total Time 17 5 5 15 5 132
% Ice % Ice % Ice % Ice
Temp (F) 36 Temp (F) Temp (F) Temp (F)
swan swan swan swan 0
snow goose snow goose 3350 snow goose 1500 33102 snow goose 37952
Ross' goose Ross' goose Ross' goose 1379 Ross' goose 1379
white-fronted white-fronted white-fronted 2 white-fronted 2
Canada goose 292 55 2252 2377 Canada goose 25 400 100 65 Canada goose 75 20 50 714 1089 25 Canada goose 230 130 585 8484
Total geese 292 55 0 0 0 2252 2377 0 Total geese 0 25 3750 0 100 0 0 65   Total geese 1500 75 20 50 714 35572 0 25   Total geese 230 130 585 0 0 0 0 47817
green-winged teal 200 green-winged teal green-winged teal 3183 350 345 green-winged teal 7155 277 420 11930
mallard 255 425 204 440 mallard 80 10 100 17 mallard 100 170 200 50 35 20132 25 75 mallard 130 812 450 23710
northern pintail 10 northern pintail northern pintail 600 270 13429 northern pintail 125 14434
teal teal teal teal 0
northern shoveler north. shoveler north. shoveler 2191 north. shoveler 50 2241
gadwall 120 20 gadwall 50 gadwall 214 10 gadwall 55 469
American wigeon 630 5 American wigeon American wigeon 500 96 American wigeon 507 52 435 2225
wood duck wood duck wood duck wood duck 0
anas anas anas anas 0
Total dabbler 255 1385 0 0 0 229 440 0 Total dabbler 0 130 0 0 10 100 0 17   Total dabbler 700 170 470 50 535 39245 385 420   Total dabbler 7972 1141 1355 0 0 0 0 55009
canvasback canvasback canvasback 10 4 2 canvasback 16
redhead 250 redhead redhead 40 156 redhead 25 471
ring-necked duck ring-necked duck ring-necked duck 90 25 19 ring-necked duck 134
scaup 250 scaup scaup 50 1 5 scaup 50 356
goldeneye 10 150 goldeneye goldeneye 200 goldeneye 5 10 375
bufflehead 510 bufflehead bufflehead 22 bufflehead 532
ruddy duck ruddy duck ruddy duck 8 ruddy duck 8
diver diver diver diver 0
Total divers 510 660 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total divers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   Total divers 0 0 350 0 70 212 0 0   Total divers 75 5 10 0 0 0 0 1892
hooded mergan. hooded mergan. hooded mergan. hooded mergan. 0
common merg common merg common merg common merg 0
merganers 17 135 10 merganers 5 merganers 16 merganers 1900 2083
Total mergan. 17 135 0 0 0 10 0 0 Total mergan. 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0   Total mergan. 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0   Total mergan. 0 0 1900 0 0 0 0 2083
unidentified duck unidentified duck unidentified duck unidentified duck 0
Tot. ducks 782 2180 0 0 0 239 440 0 Tot. ducks 0 135 0 0 10 100 0 17   Tot. ducks 700 170 820 50 605 39473 385 420   Tot. ducks 8047 1146 3265 0 0 0 0 58984
am. coot 65 am. coot am. coot 390 60 203 20 am. coot 40 778
white pelican white pelican white pelican white pelican 45 35 80
cormorants cormorants cormorants cormorants 0
bald eagle 2 4 bald eagle 1 bald eagle 1 bald eagle 4 12
golden eagle golden eagle golden eagle golden eagle 0
osprey osprey osprey osprey 0
raptor raptor raptor raptor 0
Tot. raptor 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 Tot. raptor 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tot. raptor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Tot. raptor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
sandhill crane 160 150 30 sandhill crane 850 1530 2300 sandhill crane 4900 617 13597 sandhill crane 6 3 100 24243
Tot. crane 0 0 0 0 0 160 150 30 Tot. crane 0 0 850 0 0 1530 2300 0   Tot. crane 4900 0 0 0 617 13597 0 0   Tot. crane 0 6 3 100 0 0 0 24243