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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!


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!

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Birding is a wonderful activity that provides a healthy way for people to interact with and learn about wildlife and wild places. Inclusivity in birdwatching has been a mainstream discussion as of late and an organization that is highlighting ways birdwatching can be an activity for all is Birdability. This non-profit lifts up the experience and expertise of birders with disabilities. They provide seminars on accessible birding and one of these was the inspiration for our local chapter holding an access-friendly birding event at Silva Creek Botanical Garden in the spring. 

At Birdability.org readers can find presentations, fact sheets, and an interactive map showing accessible birding sites across the country. The map is crowd-sourced and you can contribute your own knowledge of accessible birding spots by clicking the Birdability Map.

Thanks to Birdability for all the resources they provide to help make birding more inclusive!

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