Members and friends of SWNMAudubon have been taking part in conducting a raptor survey of the southwestern corner of New Mexico. There are routes found all the way from Mule Creek , south to Antelope Wells and from the Arizona border east to Interstate 10. The count consists of driving an assigned route along roads and taking note of species seen. In addition to owls and hawks we count Loggerhead Shrikes and Greater Roadrunners. If you would like to take part and get a route assigned contact Roland Shook for a route assignment; 575.388.3441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2013 occurs the 114th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the 56th year for Silver City. The count area is a 15-mile diameter circle centered at the golf course - teams are assigned areas within the circle. The CBC is the largest citizen-science-surveying program in the world. Data gathered during the counts is used to track changes in bird populations and ranges. Participation in the CBC is easier than ever and is free. Want to participate? Questions? Please feel free to contact Karen at 575-388-2386 or email@example.com Count Results (PDF) Overview of 2012 Count
This Christmas Bird Count along the Gila River is centered in the town of Riverside, near Cliff. Because most of the land is private, Roland obtains permission from landowners to carry on this survey. If you are interested in participating contact Roland at 575-388-3441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This annual Migration Count is a single day event. It is similar to a Christmas Bird Count, but covers all of Grant County. This requires many birders to cover the large area, and all birders are welcome to take part, including help with driving and data recording. Contact Julian Lee to participate; email@example.com
[ May 2012 Count Results PDF
The Gila River count has been in existence since at least the mid-1960s. Always on the first Saturday of May, the goal is to count birds from the Gila Cliff Dwellings to the Arizona border near Virden, NM. Owing to the size of the area, the count is dependent upon many participants. This count covers some of the most diverse habitat in the state and is guaranteed to produce lots of species. For more information contact Roland Shook so he can assign a route to you or your party; 575-388-3441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT ... IS GOING GLOBAL!
In 2013, people from anywhere in the world will be able to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Save the dates so you can participate in the first worldwide Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18, 2013.
To make it possible for people everywhere to participate, the GBBC will be integrated with eBird, a citizen-science project created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society in 2002 that went global in 2010. Our partner, Bird Studies Canada, administers the eBird Canada portal.
You can submit your bird checklists any day of the year at www.ebird.org
. If you have never submitted a checklist to eBird before, you’ll create a user name and password. You’ll be able to use the same user name and password for the Great Backyard Bird Count in February!
Get more info at www.birdsource.org/gbbc/