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.
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A heartfelt thank you to all the members and supporters of Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society who donated during the GiveGrandly 2021 fundraiser. This important event comes to an end on Saturday, May 22. Through your generosity we raised over $1800 this year, a record! That amount will be increased by a $500 match provided by community business partners through the Grant County Community Foundation. These funds will go a long way toward supporting SWNMAS endeavors on behalf of birds and educating all ages about why saving birds and bird habitat is so important to us locally and to our planet. Please follow us at Facebook and visit our YouTube channel for upcoming programs and birding opportunities.
With warm regards,
Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Board of Directors
You did it again! The 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count broke more records and attracted more participants than ever before. We hope you had fun and feel good about your contributions to the global maps and the data behind them. Species: 6,942; Checklists: 249,444; Estimated Participants: 268,674.
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SWNM Audubon & Gila Native Plant Society
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.
Stout Elementary School
Earth Day Poster Contest
GW Stout Elementary School art instructor Lee Ann Cooke asked Don Graves, President of Gila Native Plant Society to sponsor and judge their Earth Day family poster contest. He suggested that Audubon also sponsor and judge the contest as another Stout contact is working on the Audubon Cliff Swallow project. Don and Wendy Graves, along with SWNM Audubon newsletter editor and artist Patricia Taber judged the posters. GNPS will award these three contest winners with a native plant and a plant guide.