Birds of Pitchfork Ranch

Dale Zimmerman maintains the ranch bird list with more than 150 birds, many of which are considered by Partners in Flight to be “species of Continental Importance” by the North American Landbird Conservation plan of 2004. The birds below, photographed by Silver City’s Elroy Limmer, are all found on the Pitchfork.

Cassin's Finch


Cactus Wren

Crissal Thrasher

American Bushtit

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Bridled Titmouse

Cinnamon Teal

Curve-billed Thrasher

Black-throated Sparrow

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Prairie Falcon

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Barn Swallow

Woodhouse's Scrub Jay

Dark-eyed Junco

Barn Owl

Bullock's Oriole

American Robin

Black-headed Grosbeak

Gambel's Quail

Gray-breasted Jay

Great-blue Heron

Great-horned Owl

Green-tailed Towhee

Cooper's Hawk

Hooded Oriole

American Kestrel



Yellow-rumped Warbler

Red-tailed Hawk

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-crowned Sparrow

Bald Eagle

Turkey Vulture

Spotted Towhee

Greater Roadrunner

Pine Siskin

Western Tanager

Say's Phoebe

Rufous Hummer

Scaled Quail

Juniper Titmouse

Red-shafted Flicker

Red-naped Sapsucker


Vermilion Flycatcher

Western Meadowlark


Lesser Black-backed Goldfinch