Birding in Sierra County, Part 2
Elephant Butte Lake, the state's largest, features a rocky eastern shoreline while a desert environment lines the western shoreline. It's a great place to look for water birds and shore birds. Paseo del Rio Park, just south of the Elephant Butte Dam, offers interesting birding habitat in this riparian canyon along the Rio Grande. Look for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Phainopepla and Pyrrhuloxia.