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 Monthly Programs begin at 7:00 PM, on the WNMU campus, in HARLAN HALL, 12th & Alabama Streets, Unless otherwise noted in the program listing. Light refreshments are served after the program — all are welcome to attend.

An Overview of the Birds of the Middle Gila Valley of New Mexico

Presenter: Roland Shook
Friday, MAY 5, 7:00 pm

The Middle Gila Valley of New Mexico (aka Cliff-Gila Valley) is known throughout the state for its rich bird diversity with 326 species reported from the total Valley and 234 species known specifically from the Gila Bird Area. Roland has been involved in scientific studies for several years of the Federally Endangered Willow flycatcher, the Federally Threatened Yellow-billed cuckoo and the State Threatened Common Black-hawk. In addition to these species, he has conducted a twenty year study on bird populations in the Gila Bird Area at the southern end of the Valley.

This presentation will discuss methods of obtaining data on bird species and the conclusions that can be drawn from that data. Evidence will be presented on changes, if any, on several avian populations and their implication.

Annual Meeting Pot-Luck Picnic

Friday, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
Southwestern New Mexico Audubon will hold their Annual Meeting at the Little Walnut Pavilion. Folks gather about 4:00 pm to visit or bird the grounds. Plan to eat at 5:30pm. Bring a food dish for sharing, your own drinks, plates and utensils.


Hummingbird Festival
at Mimbres Culture Heritage Site

Saturday & Sunday, AUGUST, 5-6, 2017
This year the festival will be held in a new location, the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site, 12 Sage Drive, just off Highway 35. Activities are now in the planning stages. For information, call Marilyn Markel - 575.536.9337, or Kathy Hill - 575.536.3161 or cell 307.640.3012.


birdsbrewsBirds & Brews - Join Us!
5:15 pm, 4th Thursday of the Month

Little Toad Creek at the corner of Bullard and Broadway. Eat, drink, visit, share trip reports, short slide shows & programs in the back meeting room.

Want to Attend? Contact us at swnmaudubon@gmail.com to receive the announcement email with program details prior to each Birds & Brew. Please RSVP with your name(s) for the door list. Room occupancy limit is the first 30 to sign up.

APRIL 27, Lynn Haugen and Julian Lee share how they spent the last two weeks of December 2016 birding in northeastern Argentina, from the megalopolis of Buenos Aires in the south, to Iguazu National Park and the Atlantic Forest in the north of the country, the Paraná River, and  Eberá wetlands. In addition to snakes, lizards, turtles and various mammals, they tallied 254 bird species, representing 57 families.

MAY 25, Martha Cooper of The Nature Conservancy presents the peer-reviewed study, “Gila River Needs Flow Assessment” contracted by The Nature Conservancy.

JUNE 22, Dr. Richard Felger presents “Birds in Comcaac (Seri) and Yoeme (Yaqui) Worlds in Western Sonora, Mexico.”

JULY 27, Tony Godfrey, park technician, presents “Birds and wildlife of the City of Rocks State Park.”