Central New Mexico Audubon offers many different events throughout the year from classes, to talks, and more. Scroll down to see what’s coming up.

You can also view a calendar of events by visiting our “Calendar” page.



CNMAS Monthly Programs will be available in person or virtually.

In person:Bernalillo County Co-Op Extension Office

1510 Menaul Blvd Ext NW, Albuquerque (this address does not map well with Google or Apple maps). Located directly west of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Enter the parking lot on the southwest side from Indian School Rd through the large rolling gate. Enter the building through the WHITE DOUBLE DOORS on the northwest side of the building.
Please click on this map for directions: Extension Office Map

Zoom: a reminder and a Zoom link will be sent via e-mail one week before each program.

(Recorded past meetings are archived at

Raptors and Their Role in the Environment

Laura McCann, New Mexico Raptors

Thursday September 21, 2023, 7 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a discussion with Laura McCann, director of New Mexico Raptors, about the important role raptors have in the New Mexico ecosystem and various habitats. Laura holds federal and state permits to house non-releasable birds for educational purposes. She will bring live birds to demonstrate their adaptations and strategies for survival. New Mexico Raptors is a non-profit organization based in Peralta, New Mexico.

All About Audubon Southwest

Jon Hayes, Executive Director, Audubon Southwest

Thursday October 19, 2023, 7 – 8:30 pm

Audubon Southwest is a regional office of the National Audubon Society, covering Arizona and New Mexico. Jon will discuss the structure and mission of Audubon Society regional offices and the projects they work on.
A wildlife biologist, Jon worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before joining the regional office in 2017. He oversees operations in the two states, including two nature centers, a research ranch and a team of scientists, educators and advocates working to advance bird conservation in the Southwest.

Climate Change In The Southwest: Recent Responses and Future Impacts For Bird Populations

Dr. Megan Friggens, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Thursday November 9, 2023, 7 – 8:30 pm

Dr. Friggens is a research ecologist who models and assesses responses of ecosystem and species to climate change and other disturbances. Her thesis is that changes in bird communities depend on the capacities of species and the characteristics of their habitats. Changes in habitat availability, altered community interactions and shifts in the timing of resources affect both resident and migrant species. In turn, these changes can drive the collapse of entire communities — a phenomenon that may already be realized with recent declines in bird species richness across the globe. Research indicates that responses to climate change are a function of species’ physiology, ecology and adaptive capacity.

CNMAS Board Meetings

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Christmas Bird Counts

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