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

Remembrance Service for Dr. Dale Zimmerman

Friday, May 27, 2022 | 4 - 6 pm | WNMU Miller Library

Dr. Dale Zimmerman was an educator, scholar, and mentor to the New Mexico birding community. You're invited to join a remembrance service to honor his life. Those attending are welcome to bring a photo or story to share.

In addition, Dr. Zimmerman's art will be on display at Miller Library from May 18 - June 3.

Kids' Bird Walk

Saturday, May 28, 2022 | 9:30 - 11 am | San Vicente Creek Trail

Join us for a Kids' Nature Walk along San Vicente Trail in Silver City. We'll be taking a look at birds, bugs, and what kind of critters are living in the creek with local scientists.

Meet at the San Vicente Trailhead under the Hwy 90 bridge. (Head south on Bullard past Home Furniture, then head east on S Mill Road until you reach the trailhead below the Hwy 90 bridge)

Binoculars will be provided on a first come, first-served basis. Families are welcome!

May 28 Kids Walk

June 3 & 4 Swallows Events

Cliff Swallows Encounters

Friday, June 3, 2022 | 6 pm | Zoom

Join Carol Ann Fugagli, and students from Aldo Leopold Charter School Youth Conservation Corps eco-monitoring program as they review findings of CLSW nesting activities on WNMU campus and in the Silver City area for the past four years.

Cliff Swallows in Action

Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 6:30 - 8 pm | WMNU Campus

This field trip is a follow-up to the June 3 Cliff Swallows Encounters program. Meet in front of Light Hall on WNMU campus for a walk to observe swallows in action. It begins to cool off at that time of day, but you may wish to bring a water bottle and wear a hat. Please bring binoculars if you have them but we will have a few extra on hand for those who need them. 

SWNM Audubon Board Meeting

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm | 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. 

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.

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


April 2 City of Rocks

30+ birders made their way to Faywood for an early Spring trek around City of Rocks. Led by birders Bill Norris and Karen Beckenbach and Friends of City of Rocks president Tim Geddes, the group spotted Rock Wren, Green-tailed Towhee, Swainson's Hawk, and a nesting Great Horned Owl among others.

Apr 23 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!

Apr 24 Accessible Outing

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.