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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.

Monthly Programs, Field Trips, Annual Bird CountsEducation, Conservation, Regional Habitat,
and Audubon Membership

Contact → swnmaudubon@gmail.com

Christmas Bird Count - Silver City!

Our Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count takes place Saturday, December 14, 2019. Past participates and those wishing to participate for the first time should contact Jackie Blurton, 575-534-9400 or jjblurton@outlook.com. Following the count is our fun CBC Countdown Potluck at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., doors open at 4:00 p.m. New location: 2045 Memory Lane, the metal building on the right just before the entrance to Memory Lane Cemetery. More info →

Photo by Jane Janson

Plants, Pollinators and Climate Change Mural

The Mimbres Region Arts Council Youth Mural at the corner of Broadway and Texas Street in downtown Silver City is completed! The mural theme, “Plants, Pollinators and Climate Change,” was proposed by SWNM Audubon and designed by Aldo Leopold High School art students, under the direction of teacher Alison Phillips, with input from supporting organizations and based on original photographs by Elroy Limmer. Mimbreño designs bridge past with present, the border consists of blue to red stripes depicting global temperature changes over the last 100 years.

In addition to a highly competitive National Audubon grant of $4500, mural sponsors include Town and Country Garden Club, National Audubon Society’s Coleman and Susan Burke Center for Native Plants, Gila Native Plant Society, SWNMA member Linda Gerritson, Grant County Archaeological Society, and Grant County Beekeepers.

White-breasted Nuthatch by Errol Taskin

What is Feeder Watch?

Join Project FeederWatch for its upcoming November to April 2020 season and have fun watching birds while you help us stay on top of long-term population numbers in a November-April survey of birds at backyard feeders, nature centers, community areas, and more.

FeederWatch includes people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children, families, individuals, classrooms, retired persons, youth groups and bird clubs. Count birds as often as weekly, or as infrequently as you like. All you need is a bird feeder, bird bath, or plantings that attract birds.

Project FeederWatch is supported almost entirely by its participants. The annual fee is $18 for U.S. residents ($15 for Cornell Lab members) →  Feederwatch.org/join-or-renew.