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Monthly Programs

Join us for our monthly programs, listed below, on the first Friday of the month at 7:00 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 vitrual 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 posted on Facebook and 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.

Jon Hayes Presents Local Audubon Issues

Friday, February 5
7:00 pm on Zoom

Jon Hayes will explain Audubon Southwest: the merger of Audubon New Mexico and Audubon Arizona, the bird mortality event that New Mexico experienced in September, Audubon’s legislative priorities for the upcoming session, and ongoing conservation work in the state. In recognition that Audubon chapter member involvement is crucial for advancing conservation issues in New Mexico, Jon will focus on how members can get involved in state level advocacy and volunteer efforts.

Jon is the Executive Director of Audubon Southwest where he oversees the staff and conservation work in New Mexico and Arizona, focused on conserving our water resources, protecting and restoring the habitats birds need, confronting the climate crisis, and educating the next generation of scientists and conservationists.

Prior to joining Audubon, Hayes served with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative where he was responsible for guiding multi-organizational development and implementation of applied research projects. In this capacity, he coordinated landscape-level cooperative projects in a six-state region among federal agencies, state wildlife agencies, and multiple non-profit organizations focused on improving conservation effectiveness in western grassland and riparian ecosystems. Additionally, he has served with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture, working at a programmatic level to implement regional conservation efforts aimed at restoring declining grassland bird populations.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Population and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado and a Master’s of Science in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Montana.

Members will receive an email invitation with aa link to joint Zoom program about a week in advance.

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