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UPCOMING EVENTS

Event details will be emailed to members and can be found on our Facebook page and this site. 

Friday, September 9, 2022 | 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Annual Meeting and Pot-luck Picnic
Gomez Peak Picnic Pavilion

Join your friends in Southwestern New Mexico Audubon at our Annual Meeting/Pot-luck picnic at the Gila Gomez Peak Picnic Pavilion. We'll gather at 4:00 pm and start our pot-luck picnic at 5:00. This will allow time to bird the area and visit with folks before we eat. Bring a pot-luck dish to share, along with your beverages, plates, and eating utensils.

September 22-25, 2022
Gila River Festival
"One Water, Many Currents"

The festival will explore the many ways in which water connects us and is the common thread weaving together the Gila River watershed's human and ecological communities of the past, present and into the future. The hybrid (in-person and virtual) event will examine how the Gila River brings us together, investigate human relationships with the Gila River through our many uses of water and cultural perspectives related to water, and facilitate understanding of the ecological systems of the Gila River watershed and human dependence on these systems. Leeanna Torres will be this year’s Gila River Festival keynote speaker. More information at: www.gilariverfestival.org

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October 3, 2022 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Board Meeting
Zoom

Southwestern New Mexico Audubon invites members to our Board of Directors meetings. We meet every two months on the first Monday of the month at 5 PM via Zoom. The next meeting is October 3rd. If you are interested in attending board meetings, please email swnmaudubon@gmail.org. We will add you to the list to receive the agenda and zoom link a few days in advance of the meeting.


Stay tuned for an October Kids' Bird Walk!

Once the date gets closer, we will announce the exact date, place to meet and time here, on our Facebook page, and by email. Gather up your friends and family for a short walk looking for birds, bugs and any other critters we may encounter.


SPUR-OF-THE-MOMENT Field Trips
spurbirdingBecause events are planned far in advance, scheduled field trips sometimes miss good birding or butterfly possibilities . To take advantage of bird sightings or lovely weather - - especially during migration time and when the butterflies and wildflowers start to appear - - we have Spur-of -the-moment Field Trips. If you're on the list, you'll receive an email notice of spontaneous field trips 3-7 days in advance. Member? OK! Get on the List!

Please visit us on Facebook for updates and for virtual gatherings, announced here on the Website or for members via email.

Visit the joint SWNM Audubon Society and Gila Native Plant Society YouTube channel to view past recorded Zoom programs.


Have an event suggestion? Please contact us at swnmaudubon@gmail.com

PAST EVENTS

April 23, 2022
Gila Earth Day x CDT Days

The high winds didn't dampen the spirits of our visitors to and volunteers at the Audubon table for the Gila Earth Day x Continental Divide Trail Celebration @ Gough Park. We made new acquaintances, reunited with old friends, gave out literature, and even sold out of our remaining copies of the New Mexico Bird Finding Guide, 3rd ed. Thanks to all who stopped by!

April 24, 2022
Accessible Outing at Silva Creek

Emily Pollum and John Gorey guided 10 bird watchers on this low-key outing in an emerging spring setting on a sunny Sunday. First-time and established members were fortunate to spot flitting warblers, a nesting Cooper's Hawk, noisy curve-billed thrashers, and a brilliantly red summer tanager.

May 28, 2022
Kids' Nature Walk

At our last Kids' Bird Walk in late May, we played Bug Bingo and had many interesting discoveries along San Vicente Creek. A few people were able to see the bright flash of a male Summer Tanager flying overhead, we checked on the status of a Common Black Hawk nest, and found a fallen songbird nest from last year.