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Deming November Audubon

A lively crowd of Deming residents turned out at the November Audubon in Deming meeting to hear from Joel Chinkes of Friends of the Floridas talk about a proposal to mine magnesium in the Florida Mountains just outside of Deming.


Spur-of-the-Moment Birding!

The “Spur-of-the-moment” field trip to Lake Roberts had a successful day tallying 10 duck species, 3 grebe species and the faithful Bald eagle, with a total species count of 37. Spur-of-the-moment field trips are announced by email. Members can get on the list to learn where, when to meet, and destination. Let us know your email address to get on the notification list! swnmaudubon@gmail.com [ Photo: Meg Reuhmann ]

Email notices sent 3-7 days in advance - Monthly field trips sometimes miss good birding opportunities. To take advantage of great weather, when birds or butterflies abound, we started "Spur-of -the-moment Field Trips."
A notice is emailed to SWNMA members 3-7 days in advance, indicating where and when to meet and the destination. Watch for email, especially during migration season.
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Farewell Western Scrub-Jay!

We have an important update for those of you living in the Western Scrub-Jay’s range: this species is being split into two. The “coastal” form (now the California Scrub-Jay) and the “interior” form (now Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay); the California Scrub-Jay is darker, while the Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay is pale. Really?! Check it out . . .