Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society

by Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society  

Supporting: Give Grandly 2021 for Grant County Community Foundation



Southwestern New Mexico Audubon is the oldest Audubon chapter in New Mexico, with a 50-year history of working to protect birds, wildlife, and their habitats. We are an all-volunteer organization with members in Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, and Catron counties. All of our activities are widely advertised, free, and open to the public.

Audubon is not just for birds or bird watchers. We focus on education and advocacy rooted in sound science to protect the ecosystems that support wildlife and people.

Our work includes:

·      Monthly programs about birds, wildlife and their environments.

·      Youth education, including hands-on activities in elementary school classes.

·      Citizen Science: Annual Bird Counts, Cliff Swallow monitoring during nesting season.

·      Newsletter for members: five informative issues each year.

·      Advocacy to protect the Gila River's ecosystem and Gila National Forest. A major factor in the founding of our chapter was prevention of dams and diversions on the Gila River.

·      Advocacy to protect the Gila National Forest. We provided input aimed at protecting birds and sensitive habitats throughout the Forest Plan revision process.

·      Brochures: Birds Butterflies, and Bees, Greenways Trail Guide, and more.

·      And of course, though suspended during COVID-19 restrictions, birding field trips.


Find out more at, on Facebook, and visit our new Video channel shared with the Gila Native Plant Society, where we post recordings of our programs and short educational videos we have made.

                                            We exist because of your interest - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT