eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 54, No. 1
Western Field Ornithologists
The First Tropical Kingbird Nest in New Mexico
Matthew J. Baumann
ABSTRACT: A nest of the Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) at Sumner Lake State Park, De Baca County, 17 June 2022, was the first found in New Mexico. It followed summer sightings elsewhere in southern New Mexico since 2010 and is part of a pattern of northward spread of the species’ breeding range in Arizona and Texas.