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.
Global Big Day - May 9, 2020
Art by Luke Seitz
Last May, more than 35,000 people took to fields and forests around the world, reporting more than two-thirds of the world’s bird species in a single day. Wherever you are, be a part of birding’s next world record on May 9 along with birders from more than 175 countries. You don’t have to bird for 24 hours—an hour or even 10 minutes watching makes you part of the team. Because of COVID-19, please follow recommendations from local health officials and avoid unnecessary travel. Global Big Day is still a fantastic opportunity to connect with birds in your backyard or local reserve.
Use an eBird account, allowing us to compile everyone’s sightings into a single massive Global Big Day list—sharing data to help scientists better understand birds.
Sign up and instructions: Support.ebird.org/support/solutions/articles/48000957911-enter-sightings-on-the-ebird-website or download the free eBird Mobile app. Stats will be updated in real-time on our Global Big Day page.
The annual Grant County fundraising event for local nonprofits will be held this year as an online-only event due to Covid-19. Donations will be accepted at https://givegrandly.civicore.com/SWNMA. Any contributions made between May 9 and May 19 count toward meeting our as-yet undetermined match provided by the event sponsors.
Your contribution helps support ongoing programs, such as youth education in local schools on the biology of birds and their habitats and observation of birds with binoculars. Education for adults and families includes Birds and Brews, field trips and our free programs featuring experts on a variety of subjects. We are extremely grateful to those who made donations to us in past years, your support strengthens our ability to make a difference!