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.


Due to the COVID-19 health threat, CNMAS is following guidelines issued by the National Audubon Society and suspending all group activities until further notice. This includes outside and indoor activities.


CNMAS Monthly Programs will be virtual, conducted over Zoom, for the foreseeable future. Email to register and receive the link for these meetings.
(Recorded past meetings are archived at


Casey McFarland

Thursday January 21, 2021 – 7 pm

Join Casey McFarland, co-author of the all-new Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests (to be released in August) to explore the fascinating world of bird nests and what they offer to our understanding of bird life and ecology. We’ll look at building styles, nest architecture, migration and breeding behavior—among other topics—and learn tips for identifying the array of nests on our local landscapes.

Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay Nest (Photo by Casey McFarland

What’s Happening?

Jon Hayes, Executive Director, Audubon Southwest

Thursday February 18, 2021 – 7 pm

A recent reorganization within Audubon has combined Arizona and New Mexico into Audubon Southwest., and Jon Hayes is its Executive Director. Jon will be discussing the recent avian mortality event in New Mexico, the important issues being discussed this legislative session, and how the change in federal administration is likely to affect New Mexico.

If you have any comments, concerns, suggestions, or praise for these programs contact our Programs Chair.

CNMAS Board Meetings

CNMAS Board Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of the month starting at 6pm in the Community Room at the Adelante Development Center, 3900 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM. Members are always welcome. If you are interested in attending one of the meetings, please contact the president to get details.



Every spring Central New Mexico Audubon Society sponsors the Birdathon as the major fundraiser of the year. The goal of a Birdathon is to see as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period while raising money for a special cause. Each team member raises money, and other CNMAS members are encouraged to donate money to support the team in its effort to reach the financial goal for the chosen project. Click here for more information.

Christmas Bird Counts

Audubon’s 121st Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between the dates of Monday, December 14, 2020 through Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Christmas Bird Count occurs December 14 to January 5 every year. Sign up at the link below to receive information and results about all of Audubon’s community science programs through American Birds, the National Audubon Society’s quarterly newsletter by email.
Click this link for more information

Click the following highlighted link to read the 2019 Albuquerque Christmas Bird Count report.

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