A Ross Goose in New Mexico.-On December 30, 1956, an immature female Ross Goose (Cken uossti) was shot by a hunter just north of the La Joya Game Refuge, in the Rio Grande Valley, Socorro County, New Mexico. The La Joya Refuge is located approximately 15 miles north and 1 mile east of the town of Socorro. This specimen (no. 500) is preserved in the Museum of Southwestern Biology of the University of New Mexico and in so far as I know represents the first record of the species for the state. Richard H. Manville has examined the specimen and has confirmed its identification. The Ross Goose is listed as casual in Arizona (Camp Verde and Topock), Colorado, and Mexico (Laguna Bustillos, Chihuahua) in the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list (5th ed., 1957:68) and is termed “a casual visitor” to Texas where there are records from Wharton, Jefferson, and Colorado counties (Wolfe, Check-list Birds Texas, 1956:14).-D~vm M. NILES, The M2cseum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New b4exico, August 3, 1962.