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Welcome - Bienvenidos!

The Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society serves communities in four counties;
Silver City, Deming, Lordsburg, Glenwood, Cliff, Reserve, the Mimbres Valley, and the Gila National Forest.

Learn more about the Goals, Advocacy & Action your
→ SWNM Audubon Membership supports!

Mark your Summer Calendars!

Head over to our Events page for more details.


NEW! Updated Guide to Birding In and Around Silver City!

Did you know that approximately 65% of the bird species in New Mexico have been seen in Grant County? The lush riparian habitat of the river valleys, the scenic mountains of the Gila National Forest, and surrounding grasslands offer many opportunities to see a variety of species throughout the year.

We're excited to announce that Jackie Blurton and Rachelle Bergmann have created an updated map and guide to birding locations in and around Silver City! At most locations, little walking is required and birding can be done near where you park your vehicle.

To access the 3-page, print-friendly guide, please visit the Birding Locations page OR click here to access the guide directly.

See you on the trails!

Merlin ID

The Best Birding App, Powered By You

Merlin features the best of community contributed photos, songs, and calls, tips from experts around the world to help you ID the birds you see, and range maps from Birds of the World—all powered by billions of bird observations submitted to eBird.

Have you ever heard a bird song and wondered who’s singing? Well wonder no more! Whether it’s the bird you hear every day or a song you’ve never heard before, our Merlin Bird ID app can help you identify who’s singing. Just pull out your smartphone, press record, and watch as Merlin shows matches in real time.

Download Merlin Bird ID

Merlin can help you identify the songs and calls of 450+ species in the United States and Canada (with more species and regions coming soon). With a couple of taps you’ll unlock a whole new world of bird songs. Merlin’s newest feature is sure to improve your birding skills and give you a new superpower—identifying birds by ear. Every species you identify with the new Sound ID feature can also be saved to your life list, and you’ll be able to share the recordings you make with friends and family.

Identify Bird Songs and Calls

Sound ID listens to the birds around you and shows real-time suggestions for who’s singing. Compare your recording to the songs and calls in Merlin to confirm what you heard. Available for birds in the US and Canada. More species and regions coming soon.

More About Sound ID

Merlin’s new feature was made possible by thousands of citizen scientists who contributed recordings to the Macaulay Library and shared their bird sightings with eBird and we are so grateful. Enjoy the sounds of Spring!