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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 11 am - 3 pm
Silver City Museum Victorian Christmas: Wildlife Crafts

Join chapter volunteers for wildlife crafts at the Silver City Museum’s Victorian Christmas! Please contact Emily Pollom at emily.pollom@gmail.com if you would like to help out at this event!

Saturday, December 17, 2022 | Time TBA
Silver City Christmas Bird Count and Potluck

To participate in or for information and instructions for this year's SC Christmas Bird Count, contact John Gorey at johnpgorey@gmail.com

A Silver City potluck will follow the bird count at the Rolling Stones Building,  2045 Memory Lane. [At Route 180 4-way stop lights take Memory Lane. Building is on the right side of road before cemetery.]
Doors open at 4 PM for a social hourserving begins at 5 PM, followed by a presentation of survey results by each group.


Weekend of December 31, 2022 / January 1, 2023**
Gila River Christmas Bird Count

**Date to be decided by weather

Call for information and instructions BEFORE December 23. Contact Linda Moore at 575-535-2268 or raptors.linda@yahoo.com


January 14-16, 2023 | Time TBA
Winter Raptor Count Survey

Interested participants should get in touch with Linda BY January 6, 2023. 575-535-2268 or raptors.linda@yahoo.com

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

Nov 4, 2022
Audubon Southwest's Legislative Work

Judy Calman, Audubon Southwest New Mexico Policy Director, provided SWNMA members with the landscape of NM legislative processes and which issues Audubon SW cares about and supports. The presentation included:

  • The schedule and format of NM's legislature, including unique aspects of legislature in New Mexico
  • Distinctions between lobbying and advocacy/education
  • Navigating the NM legislature web site, including finding your legislators, bills you care about, committee agendas, and how to submit public comment
  • Past and Future Legislation Audubon is working to support, including landscape planning bills, funding statewide conservation work, wildlife and water protection

Visit our YouTube channel to view a recording of this engaging presentation and find out how to get involved!

Nov 4, 2022
Birding in Bayard

Bayard Library staff have been working hard to develop the land adjacent to the building into a bird-friendly habitat. To support this effort, SWNMA members presented an overview of winter birds to watch in Bayard, created displays and materials for Bayard library users, provided feeders and feed for the space, and took participants out to do some on-the-spot bird-watching. We're looking forward to continuing this collaboration!

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.