The Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society serves communities in four counties;
Silver City, Deming, Lordsburg, Glenwood, Cliff, Reserve, the Mimbres Valley, and the Gila National Forest.
SWNMA is sponsoring a Plants and Pollinators mural project that will engage young members of the community in designing and creating a mural depicting local native plants and their pollinators – birds, butterflies and bees - and the impact of climate change by depicting the past, present and future for plants and their pollinators. The Mimbres Region Arts Council Youth Mural Program is responsible for the 20 ft. x 40 ft. mural on the Texas St. side of the Silver City Trading Post Antique Mall in downtown Silver City.
Our support for the mural is an extension of ongoing SWNMA efforts to promote Silver City as a Bird-Butterfly- and Bee-Friendly community, which includes distributing our B3-friendly guide and a swallow monitoring project around town, especially at WNMU.
SWNMA was awarded a grant for $4,500 from the National Audubon Society’s Plants for Birds Burke Grant program. Want to help? Donors will be acknowledged in various ways. Those who donate at the $500 level or above will be listed on a plaque on the mural wall. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax-deductible and accepted by check to SWNM Audubon, P.O. Box 1473, Silver City, NM 88062.
Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
August 8-11, 2019
Registration & Schedule: TucsonAudubon.org/Festival
Participants from around the country flock to see rare birds, learn about the Sonoran Desert, and revel in scenic beauty at Tucson Audubon Society 9th annual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival. Hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Reid Park, visitors have the chance at seeing over 200 species of wild birds while enjoying the unique landscapes of our Sky Island region.
15th Annual Gila River Festival
September 19 – 22, 2019
The Gila Conservation Coalition hosts the 15th annual Gila River Festival September 19-22, 2019 in Silver City, New Mexico and along the Gila River. Visit gilariverfestival.org to view the full festival program and to register.