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Fort Bliss, Texas


FORT BLISS, TEXAS

Fort Bliss, established in 1848 as the Post of El Paso, has seen nearly 150 years of military history. The military mission has transformed from Indian fighting cavalry to advanced technical training in Air Defense Artillery. It is now home to the Army's Air Defense School, the 6th, 108th, and 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigades, and the Sergeants Major Academy. Headquartered in El Paso, Texas, the majority of the 1.1 million acres of Fort Bliss is located in New Mexico.

Fort Bliss includes many different habitats due to the size of the installation and elevations which range from 3,818 to 8,832 feet. This diversity includes Chihuahuan Desert shrubland and grassland of several types, and Rocky Mountain shrublands and montane forests. Otero Mesa contains an extensive desert grassland. Wetland habitats are found at scattered springs, in playas, around earthen tanks and at oxidation ponds. This habitat diversity sustains a large number of plants and animals. Over 300 species of birds are found in the varied habitats on Fort Bliss. Notable mammals include the mountain lion, bobcat, ringtail cats, badgers, bats, deer, and a trophy antelope herd.

Natural Resource management supports the training mission by conserving the sustainability and native biological integrity of ecosystems. Biological inventories are ongoing, with emphasis on threatened and endangered species and sensitive biological areas. These data will be used by the Directorate of Environment to develop and improve management plans. Military mission precludes open access to much of Fort Bliss. Public access to these preserved habitats is limited to the Main Post Area and to State Roads. Access to many other areas may be obtained by contacting Ranger Resource Development at 915-569-9211. For further information contact the Wildlife Management Team, Directorate of Environment, 915-568-3016/3018.


Species Occurence Legend

Abundant - 1
Common - 2
Fairly Common - 3
Uncommon - 4
Rare/Irruptive - 5
Very Rare - 6


Species LOONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Common Loon |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-66|666|66-|
GREBES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pied-billed Grebe |333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444|443|333|333|333| Horned Grebe |---|--6|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|---| Eared Grebe |333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444|433|333|333|333| Western Grebe |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|555| Clark's Grebe |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555|555|
PELICANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American White Pelican |---|---|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|-33|33-|---|
CORMORANTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Double-crested Cormorant |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Neotropic Cormorant |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
BITTERNS AND HERONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Least Bittern |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|666|666| Great Blue Heron |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Great Egret |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Snowy Egret |---|---|---|333|333|---|---|633|333|336|666|---| Little Blue Heron |---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|6--|---|---|---| Reddish Egret |---|---|---|---|---|---|-66|---|---|---|---|---| Cattle Egret |666|666|633|333|446|666|666|643|333|333|666|666| Green Heron |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Black-crowned Night Heron |444|444|444|444|444|666|666|644|444|444|444|444| Yellow-crowned Night Heron |---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|555|---|---|---|
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-faced Ibis |---|---|---|433|355|555|555|443|333|44-|---|---| Glossy Ibis |---|---|---|--6|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
SWANS, GEESE, AND DUCKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater White-fronted Goose |---|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|---|---| Snow Goose |444|444|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|--3|333|333| Ross' Goose |555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555| Canada Goose |555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555| Wood Duck |444|444|444|444|666|666|666|666|666|444|444|444| Green-winged Teal |222|222|222|224|555|---|---|-55|444|222|222|222| Mallard |333|333|333|333|334|555|555|555|444|433|333|333| Northern Pintail |333|333|444|4--|---|---|---|-44|333|333|333|333| Blue-winged Teal |---|555|433|333|555|55-|---|-44|333|34-|---|---| Cinnamon Teal |666|333|333|555|555|---|---|--4|444|444|446|666| Northern Shoveler |222|222|222|223|44-|---|---|--4|222|222|222|222| Gadwall |333|333|333|555|5--|---|---|-55|555|333|333|333| Eurasian Wigeon |---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| American Wigeon |222|223|444|555|5--|---|---|-55|555|322|222|222| Canvasback |333|333|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|533|333| Redhead |333|333|335|555|555|555|555|555|555|533|333|333| Ring-necked Duck |333|333|344|4--|---|---|---|---|--4|444|333|333| Greater Scaup |---|---|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666| Lesser Scaup |444|333|333|555|55-|---|---|---|---|444|333|333| Surf Scoter |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-66|---|---| White-winged Scoter |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---| Common Goldeneye |444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444| Bufflehead |444|444|444|555|555|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444| Hooded Merganser |555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-55|555| Common Merganser |444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444| Red-breasted Merganser |--6|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|---| Ruddy Duck |333|333|333|334|444|444|444|444|433|333|333|333| Masked Duck |---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|
AMERICAN VULTURES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Turkey Vulture |---|---|444|333|333|333|333|333|333|444|---|---|
KITES, EAGLES, AND HAWKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Osprey |---|---|---|333|444|---|---|---|433|444|---|---| White-tailed Kite |---|-55|555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|-5-|---|---| Mississippi Kite |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---| Bald Eagle |666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666| Northern Harrier |333|333|333|444|4--|---|---|--4|444|333|333|333| Sharp-shinned Hawk |444|444|444|22-|---|---|---|---|555|333|333|444| Cooper's Hawk |333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444|443|233|333|333| Northern Groshawk |---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Common Black Hawk |---|---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---| Harris' Hawk |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555| Gray Hawk |---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Swainson's Hawk |---|---|---|433|333|333|333|333|332|3--|---|---| Red-tailed Hawk |222|222|223|333|333|333|333|333|332|222|222|222| Ferruginous Hawk |444|444|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| Golden Eagle |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
FALCONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Kestrel |222|222|222|333|333|333|333|333|333|222|222|222| Merlin |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|55-| Peregrine Falcon |---|---|--6|666|6--|---|---|---|---|666|666|---| Prairie Falcon |444|444|444|555|555|555|555|555|555|554|444|444|
PHEASANTS, GROUSE, TURKEY, |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| AND QUAIL Wild Turkey |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Montezuma Quail |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Scaled Quail |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Gambel's Quail |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Virginia Rail |666|666|644|444|4--|---|---|-44|444|444|466|666| Sora |666|666|644|444|4--|---|---|-44|444|444|466|666| Common Moorhen |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| American Coot |333|333|111|111|111|333|333|111|111|111|111|333| Sandhill Coot |---|-66\66-|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|---|
PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-bellied Plover |---|---|---|444|4--|---|---|---|--4|44-|---|---| American Golden-Plover |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|---|---| Snowy Plover |---|---|-44|444|666|666|666|666|6--|---|---|---| Semipalmated Plover |---|---|---|--4|444|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|---| Piping Plover |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---| Killdeer |333|333|333|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|333|333|
STILTS AND AVOCETS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-necked Stilt |---|---|---|333|333|333|333|333|344|---|---|---| American Avocet |---|---|-33|333|333|333|333|333|333|344|---|---|
SANDPIPERS AND PHALAROPES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Greater Yellowlegs |444|444|333|334|444|444|444|443|333|334|444|444| Lesser Yellowlegs |---|---|---|434|466|---|-64|443|333|44-|---|---| Solitary Sandpiper |---|---|---|--4|4--|---|--6|444|333|44-|---|---| Willet |---|---|---|--4|4--|--6|444|444|---|---|---|---| Spotted Sandpiper |---|---|---|-43|344|666|664|443|333|4--|---|---| Upland Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|66-|---|---|---| Whimbrel |---|---|---|---|666|---|666|---|---|---|---|---| Long-billed Curlew |---|---|---|444|666|666|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Marbled Godwit |---|---|---|-44|6--|---|66-|---|---|---|---|---| Ruddy Turnstone |---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Red Knot |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|6--|---|---|---| Sanderling |---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|-55|55-|---|---| Semipalmated Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|444|6--|---|---|---| Western Sandpiper |---|---|--4|433|334|444|444|444|333|---|---|---| Least Sandpiper |333|333|333|333|34-|---|---|443|222|333|333|333| White-rumped Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|666|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---| Baird's Sandpiper |---|---|---|666|666|---|--6|444|6--|---|---|---| Pectoral Sandpiper |---|---|--6|666|---|---|---|-44|444|444|---|---| Dunlin |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|666|666|---| Stilt Sandpiper |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|555|---|---| Ruff |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---| Short-billed Dowitcher |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|6--|---|---| Long-billed Dowitcher |666|444|443|333|44-|---|---|444|443|333|466|666| Common Snipe |444|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|--3|334|444|444| Wilson's Phalarope |---|--4|443|334|---|---|---|--3|333|44-|---|---| Red-necked Phalarope |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|6--|---|---|
GULLS AND TERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Laughing Gull |---|---|---|---|66-|---|---|---|---|666|---|---| Franklin's Gull |---|---|---|333|366|666|---|-44|444|44-|---|---| Bonaparted's Gull |666|666|666|644|446|---|---|---|---|433|334|666| Ring-billed Gull |433|333|333|333|44-|---|---|---|--4|443|334|444| California Gull |---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Herring Gull |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---| Western Gull |---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Sabine's Gull |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|6--|---|---| Caspian Tern |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--|---|---| Common Tern |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| Forster's Tern |---|---|---|-34|43-|---|---|555|333|555|---|---| Black Tern |---|---|---|-44|444|---|555|544|444|---|---|---|
PIGEONS AND DOVES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Rock Dove |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Band-tailed Pigeon |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|6--|---| White-winged Dove |444|444|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|444|444| Mourning Dove |333|322|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|233|333| Inca Dove |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|
CUCKOOS, ROADRUNNERS, AND ANIS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Yellow-billed Cuckoo |---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Greater Roadrunner |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Groove-billed Ani |---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|-6-|---|6--|
BARN OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Barn Owl |555|555|555|444|444|444|444|444|444|555|555|555|
TYPICAL OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Western Screech-Owl |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Great Horned Owl |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Northern Pygmy-Owl |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444| Burrowing Owl |666|666|444|433|333|333|333|333|333|344|666|666| Spotted Owl |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---| Long-eared Owl |666|666|444|6--|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|666|
NIGHTHAWKS AND NIGHTJARS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Lesser Nighthawk |---|---|---|-43|333|333|333|444|444|4--|---|---| Common Nighthawk |---|---|---|---|555|5--|---|--4|44-|---|---|---| Common Poorwill |---|---|-44|333|333|333|333|344|444|---|---|---| Whip-poor-will |---|---|---|---|666|6--|---|--6|666|---|---|---| White-throated Swift |444|444|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|444|444|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black-chinned Hummingbird |---|---|--4|222|222|222|222|222|224|---|---|---| Costa's Hummingbird |---|---|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Broad-tailed Hummingbird |---|---|---|555|555|555|555|533|333|444|4--|---| Rufous Hummingbird |---|---|---|---|---|---|-43|333|344|---|---|---|
KINGFISHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Belted Kingfisher |555|555|444|444|444|---|---|433|333|333|333|555|
WOODPECKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Acorn Woodpecker |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555| Yellow-bellied Sapsucker |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-66|---| Red-naped Sapsucker |---|---|555|555|---|---|---|---|--4|444|55-|---| Williamson's Sapsucker |---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Ladder-backed Woodpecker |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Downy Woodpecker |666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666| Hairy Woodpecker |444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444| Northern Flicker |333|333|333|555|555|555|555|555|533|333|333|333|
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Olive-sided Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|444|---|---|--4|444|4--|---|---| Western Wood-Pewee |---|---|---|-43|333|444|444|443|333|4--|---|---| Willow Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|444|---|--4|333|445|---|---|---| Least Flycatcher |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|---|---|---| Hammond's Flycatcher |---|---|---|--6|6--|---|---|-44|444|---|---|---| Dusky Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|34-|---|---|--4|444|4--|---|---| Gray Flycatcher |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|555|555|---|---|---| Cordilleran Flycatcher |---|---|---|-44|455|---|---|-44|333|4--|---|---| Black Phoebe |333|333|333|444|555|555|555|444|333|333|333|333| Eastern Phoebe |---|---|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|---| Say's Phoebe |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Ash-throated Flycatcher |---|---|---|333|333|333|444|555|55-|---|---|---| Cassin's Flycatcher |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|555|555|5--|---|---| Western Kingbird |---|---|--4|332|222|222|222|222|334|4--|---|---| Eastern Kingbird |---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|
LARKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Horned Lark |333|333|4--|---|---|---|---|---|-44|333|333|333|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Martin |---|---|---|---|666|666|666|666|6--|---|---|---| Tree Swallow |---|--5|553|333|555|---|---|-44|444|555|---|---| Violet-green Swallow |---|--5|444|444|555|555|555|555|444|5--|---|---| Northern Rough-winged Swallow |---|--4|433|333|344|444|555|554|444|4--|---|---| Bank Swallow |---|---|---|533|335|--6|666|433|355|5--|---|---| Cliff Swallow |---|---|-44|333|333|333|333|333|334|---|---|---| Cave Swallow |---|---|---|-66|6--|---|---|--5|555|5--|---|---| Barn Swallow |---|---|-32|222|222|222|222|222|222|234|---|---|
JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Steller's Jay |666|666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|666| Western Scrub-Jay |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|--5|555|444|444|444| Pinyon Jay |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555| American Crow |666|666|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|666|666| Chihuahuan Raven |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Common Raven |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Mountain Chickadee |555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|544|444|555| Plain Titmouse |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
VERDINS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Verdin |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
BUSHTITS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bushtit |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
NUTHATCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-breasted Nuthatch |333|333|333|333|334|---|---|--4|333|333|333|333| White-breasted Nuthatch |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Pygmy Nuthatch |555|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|
CREEPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Brown Creeper |555|555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555|555|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cactus Wren |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Rock Wren |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Canyon Wren |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Bewick's Wren |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| House Wren |555|555|444|333|344|---|---|--4|333|333|444|555| Marsh Wren |333|333|333|4--|---|---|---|---|-44|433|333|333|
DIPPERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Dipper |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|
KINGLETS AND GNATCHATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-crowned Kinglet |444|444|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|444|444| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |333|333|333|334|44-|---|---|---|433|333|333|333| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |---|---|555|555|---|---|---|---|555|---|---|---| Black-tailed Gnatcatcher |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Eastern Bluebird |555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|555| Western Bluebird |333|333|333|333|4--|---|---|--4|333|333|333|333| Mountain Bluebird |222|222|222|3--|---|---|---|---|---|333|332|222| Townsend's Solitaire |333|333|333|334|---|---|---|--4|333|333|333|333| Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| Hermit Thrush |666|666|666|433|44-|---|---|---|-33|344|455|555| American Robin |333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444|444|333|333|333|
MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Mickingbird |333|333|333|222|222|222|222|222|333|333|333|333| Sage Thrasher |555|555|444|666|---|---|---|---|--6|444|444|555| Brown Thrasher |555|555|555|555|55-|---|---|---|-55|555|555|555| Curved-billed Thrasher |444|444|444|444|466|666|666|666|444|444|444|444| Crissal Thrasher |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
WAGTAILS AND PIPITS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| American Pipit |333|333|333|444|---|---|---|---|-44|433|333|333| Sprague's Pipit |444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |555|444|444|333|44-|---|---|---|--4|444|555|555|
SILKY FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Phainopepla |444|444|444|444|444|555|555|555|444|444|555|555|
SHRIKES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Shrike |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--| Loggerhead Shrike |333|333|333|333|344|444|444|333|333|333|333|333|
STARLINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| European Starling |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
VIREOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bell's Vireo |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---| Gray Vireo |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Solitary Vireo |---|---|---|-43|34-|---|---|-43|333|4--|---|---| Hutton's Vireo |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|66-|---|---| Warbling Vireo |---|---|---|--4|444|---|--4|443|344|6--|---|---| Philadelphia Vireo |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|---|---|---| Red-eyed Vireo |---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|666|---|---|---|
WOOD-WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Golden-winged Warbler |---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Tennessee Warbler |---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---|--6|66-|---|---| Orange-crowned Warbler |666|666|666|433|4--|---|---|--6|333|334|666|666| Nashville Warbler |---|---|---|555|5--|---|---|---|555|555|---|---| Virginia's Warbler |---|---|---|-44|4--|---|--5|544|444|55-|---|---| Northern Parula |---|---|-66|6--|---|---|---|---|6--|---|---|---| Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|-43|34-|---|--5|443|334|555|---|---| Chestnut-sided Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|6--|---| Yellow-rumped Warbler |333|333|333|322|234|---|---|---|433|333|333|333| Black-throated Gray Warbler |---|---|---|-33|333|333|333|333|333|3--|---|---| Townsend's Warbler |---|---|---|-44|44-|---|---|--4|433|34-|---|---| Hermit Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|666|---|---| Black-throated Green Warbler |---|---|---|-33|333|333|333|333|333|3--|---|---| Blackburnian Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---| Grace's Warbler |---|---|---|--6|66-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Palm Warbler |---|---|---|666|6--|---|---|---|---|---|--6|6--| Blackpoll Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|6--|---|---| Black-and-White Warbler |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|---|555|---|---|---| American Redstart |---|---|---|---|5--|---|---|-55|555|5--|---|---| Prothonotary Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---| Northern Waterthrush |---|---|---|--5|555|---|---|553|335|---|---|---| MacGillivray's Warbler |---|---|---|-43|34-|---|---|--4|334|---|---|---| Common Yellowthroat |555|555|555|444|333|333|333|444|444|555|555|555| Hooded Warbler |---|---|---|---|---|-6-|---|---|---|---|---|---| Wilson's Warbler |---|---|--4|422|24-|---|---|433|222|344|---|---| Yellow-breasted Chat |---|---|---|--5|55-|---|---|-55|555|---|---|---|
TANAGER |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Hepatic Tanager |---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|---|---|---|---| Summer Tanager |---|---|---|--5|5--|---|---|--5|55-|---|---|---| Western Tanager |---|---|---|--4|344|---|--5|444|334|5--|---|---|
CARDINALS AND GROSBEAKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Pyrrhuloxia |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Rose-breasted Grosbeak |---|---|---|---|555|5--|---|---|---|---|---|---| Black-headed Grosbeak |---|---|---|--4|44-|---|---|333|335|---|---|---| Blue Grosbeak |---|---|---|---|433|333|333|333|334|---|---|---| Lazuli Bunting |---|---|---|--4|555|---|---|533|335|---|---|---| Indigo Bunting |---|---|---|--6|666|666|666|666|6--|---|---|---| Varied Bunting |---|---|---|---|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Painted Bunting |---|---|---|---|---|---|--5|555|5--|---|---|---|
SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Dickcissel |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-44|444|444|44-|---| Green-tailed Towhee |444|444|444|444|555|5--|---|---|433|333|333|444| Eastern Towhee |---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Spotted Towhee |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Canyon Towhee |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Cassin's Sparrow |555|555|444|444|555|5--|444|444|555|555|555|555| Rufous-crowned Sparrow |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Chipping Sparrow |333|333|333|333|4--|---|--4|332|222|233|333|333| Clay-colored Sparrow |---|---|---|--3|3--|---|---|--4|333|555|---|---| Brewer's Sparrow |333|333|334|44-|---|---|---|---|433|333|333|333| Black-chinned Sparrow |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Vesper Sparrow |444|444|444|455|5--|---|---|---|433|344|---|---| Lark Sparrow |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|443|333|---|---|---| Savannah Sparrow |333|333|333|334|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333|333| Baird's Sparrow |666|666|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|444|666|666| Grasshopper Sparrow |---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Fox Sparrow |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-66|666|666| Song Sparrow |333|333|333|333|---|---|---|---|---|--3|333|333| Lincoln's Sparrow |333|333|333|333|---|---|---|---|433|333|333|333| Swamp Sparrow |444|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| White-throated Sparrow |555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---|-55|555|555|555| White-crowned Sparrow |222|222|222|233|344|---|---|---|-33|222|222|222| Harris's Sparrow |6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Dark-eyed Junco |333|333|333|334|44-|---|---|---|---|433|333|333| McCown's Longspur |--6|666|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|6--| Lapland Longspur |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|666|---| Chestnut-collared Longspur |555|555|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|555|666|555|
BLACKBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Bobolink |---|---|---|---|66-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Red-winged Blackbird |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Eastern Meadowlark |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Western Meadowlark |333|333|333|444|444|444|444|444|444|333|333|333| Yellow-headed Blackbird |555|555|555|544|444|444|555|553|333|333|555|555| Rusty Blackbird |6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|6--| Brewer's Blackbird |333|333|333|334|---|---|---|---|443|333|333|333| Great-tailed Grackle |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Brown-headed Cowbird |666|666|666|643|333|333|333|333|333|444|466|666| Hooded Oriole |---|---|--5|555|555|555|555|555|---|---|---|---| Baltimore Oriole |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--6|---|---|---|---| Bullock's Oriole |---|---|---|-43|333|333|334|444|444|---|---|---| Scott's Oriole |---|---|---|-43|333|333|333|333|333|334|4--|---|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Finch |---|---|--6|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| House Finch |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Pine Siskin |444|444|444|443|334|---|---|---|---|433|344|444| Lesser Goldfinch |555|555|444|444|444|466|666|666|444|444|444|555| Lawrence's Goldfinch |---|6--|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| American Goldfinch |555|555|555|555|5--|---|---|---|--5|555|555|555|
OLD HOUSE SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| House Sparrow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|

U.S. ARMY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

The Department of Defense manages more than 25 million acres worldwide. Much of this land is located in sensitive wetlands and along riverbanks, some of the most ecologically significant areas in the world. The location of these real estate holdings makes it imperative that the various military missions are planned and executed in harmony with the environment. DoD supports numerous partnerships with other Federal, State, local and private resource groups to promote such programs as the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation, Wetlands Protection and Enhancement, and Watchable Wildlife. To succeed in its mission, and to earn public confidence, DoD must emphasize natural resources stewardship in every aspect of its land use. It does. Come see for yourself and discover our resources.


The Department of Defense and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are cooperating on an international program to promote conservation of neotropical migratory birds. For information call DoD Legacy Office at (703) 604-1773 or NFWF at (202) 857-0166.
This resource is based on the following source:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Fort Bliss, Texas. 
     Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Fort Bliss, Texas. 
     Department of Defense. Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND: Northern 
     Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govfortblis.htm 
     (Version 5MAY16)

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