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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!

SWNM Audubon & Gila Native Plant Society
→ YouTube.com

SWNMA and GNPS have teamed up to compile our societies’ educational videos on a joint YouTube channel! Our mission is to have one easy location for members and local educators to view past programs and shorter videos for school kids with a variety of natural resource subject videos highlighting people, places and species found in our region.

Join in the fun and ongoing effort, and if you feel inspired to make a video contribution — birding your backyard, your favorite species, a tour of your favorite birding spot — please let us know! In the time of virtual learning, we feel the most useful are short 5 minute videos targeted to school kids.

SWNMAS to Hold Elections

Every two years, in odd-numbered years elections are held at the Annual Meeting. Positions are in accordance with the revised by-laws.

Slate of officers to consider for elected positions:

  •  President-vacant
  • Treasurer/Membership–Rachelle Bergmann
  • Secretary–Susan Slade
  • Nominees will also be accepted from the floor

Appointed Board Positions:

  • Programs, Field Trips–Megan Ruehmann, Vynce Bourne
  • Education–Myoshi Renard
  • Conservation–pending
  • Communications–vacant
  • Publicity–vacant
  • Liaison, Gila Native Plant Society–Don Graves

Leaving the SWNMAS Board in 2021 are Lisa Fields (current Vice President and Conservation), Denise Smith (current Treasurer/Membership) and Patricia Taber, (current newsletter editor). Patricia has dedicated 20 years serving SWNMAS with her skill as a graphic artist, creating a newsletter five times per year that receives many compliments about its appearance and content. Thank you, Patricia for your huge contribution of time and talent! Fortunately, Patricia will serve as interim newsletter editor until a new volunteer editor can be found.  Nominating Committee

Volunteer Barbara Stribling (left) shows a book on bird eggs, next to Jason Burke, (President of SWAG, SouthWest Adolescent Group), standing in front of the bird books section. Photo: Rachelle Bergmann

SWAG Bookstore Features Bird Books

SouthWest Adolescent Group (SWAG), provides opportunities for Grant County youth and creates accessible programming to improve the quality of life for our youth.

Located at 505 North Hudson Street, (across from the Post Office) in Silver City the store accepts donations and donates sales to youth groups regardless of race, gender, spirituality, sexual orientation, or economic status.

They have donated over $10,000 to local youth groups as well as offering recreation, education, life skills, counseling and more. Recently they rented an additional building that will act as a Youth Center. Check out the 22,000 books in the store, and see the birds books featured on special display.

Thank you Barbara for setting up this great display and to both you and Jason for letting us leave SWNMA information there. We will be posting our field trip notices at the store and leaving The Ravens newsletter for pickup. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 to 5;  www.silvercityswag.org, 575-597-4815.