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!
Painting Raffle Fundraiser A Success
Elli Sorensen’s donated painting, recently raffled to raise funds for SWNMA, was presented by Megan Ruehmann to winner Amy Erickson. Amy is appreciative, thrilled, and thinks it's absolutely beautiful. She and Megan are surveying grassland birds near Carlsbad currently (an Audubon Southwest project), so the whole scenario of passing it off in the field was fitting!
Thanks to Elli, Amy and so many others who support SWNMA!
NMOS Virtual Annual Meeting
The New Mexico Ornithological Society holds meetings each year, where academics and amateurs alike come together to present research, discuss conservation topics, and share information on bird life in New Mexico.
On the afternoons of March 26 and 27, 2021, NMOS will hold a virtual annual meeting via Zoom. Each afternoon will include a variety of presentations, with topics such as Peregrine Falcon population trends, the history of the New Mexico Bird Records Committee, and discussions on how to better document birds while in the field. All are welcome to attend with a suggested donation to NMOS to support student research scholarships.
Keep an eye on the nmbirds.org website for upcoming information on the meeting, to donate or to become a member.
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 us in this 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 this time of virtual learning, we feel the most useful are short 5 minute videos targeted to school kids.