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Monthly Programs

Join us for our monthly programs, listed below, on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm. Programs are on-line via Zoom and Facebook. Members will be notified with an invitation a week ahead of the program, and following an RSVP, will receive the Zoom link to the program.


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

Birds & Brews Program

Enjoy Birds & Brews events with occasional virtual Zoom and Facebook Live gatherings. Birds & Brews brings birding friends together for informative programs and conversation.

Next: Thursday, February 25, 5:30 pm

Announcements for upcoming virtual gatherings will be on Facebook. Announcement and ID and Passcode for the event will be sent via email to SWNM Audubon members a few days prior to the event. If you have a program suggestion, please contact Megan at megan.ruehmann@gmail.com.

Sneak Peek of the 4th Edition of New Mexico Bird Finding Guide

Friday, March 5
6:00 pm on Zoom

This year the New Mexico Ornithological Society will be publishing the 4th edition of the New Mexico Bird Finding Guide. The 3rd Edition was published in 2002, so the 4th Edition will be a significant update. It has all new maps, birding area descriptions and an all-new annotated checklist of the birds of New Mexico. Kathy is part of the team working on the new edition.

Kathy Granillo is the current President of the New Mexico Ornithological Society and Refuge Manager at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. She has lived in New Mexico for 28 years.

Zoom Invitation:
SWNMA members will receive an email invitation with a link to join the Zoom program approximately a week in advance.

Promoting Human-carnivore
(What's So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love and Coexisting

Friday, April 2
6:00 pm on Zoom

What does it mean to coexist with wildlife? How do we define coexistence and measure it in the real world? Do professionals agree on how, where and when we’re coexisting with some of the most controversial carnivores? Lastly, what are people doing to implement best coexistence practices on the ground? In this program, wildlife advocate and Project Coyote National Carnivore Conservation Manager Dr. Michelle Lute explores these questions and offers preliminary answers from academic and practical perspectives, rooting discussion in case studies and real-world examples.

Michelle L. Lute is a conservation scientist and advocate with fifteen years’ experience in biodiversity conservation on public and private lands around the globe. She dedicates her professional life to coexistence through effective public engagement, equitable participatory processes, and evidence-based decision-making. Across her career in academic, government, and non-profit sectors, the common thread throughout Michelle’s work is developing solutions to challenging human-wildlife issues through coexistence and collaboration.

Zoom Invitation:
SWNMA members will receive an email invitation with a link to join the Zoom program approximately a week in advance.