Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
The New Mexico Breeding Bird Atlas Project
The following species are among the earliest nesting species in New Mexico. Some of the species below start nesting early but also continue nesting later in the season as well. Other species only nest early. Catching the first nesting attempts of these species (March or April of most) will ensure that their presence as breeders in a block will be recorded.
Lesser Prairie Chicken
Great Horned Owl