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.


Based on the July 1, 2021 New Mexico Executive Order, the US CDC, and National Audubon Society Covid-19 guidelines, CNMAS is resuming all outdoor group activities including Thursday Birder walks and weekend Field trips.


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

Conservation Projects of the San Antonio Zoo

Danté Fenolio

Thursday November 11, 2021 – 7-8:30 pm

Join us as Dr. Fenolio talks about the work of the Department of Conservation & Research for the San Antonio Zoo. Dr. Fenolio will describe several of the zoos’ projects across the globe, including a collaboration with indigenous groups in Amazonian Peru working to maintain stands of rainforest on traditional lands.

Photo credit: Danté Fenolio

The climate crisis and other conservation topics

Laura Pascus and John Hayes

Thursday January 20, 2022 – 7-8:30 pm

Please join us for a conversation between Audubon Southwest Executive Director Jon Hayes and environmental journalist Laura Paskus. They will discuss her book “At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate” and other topics related to the conservation of birds in the Land of Enchantment, including PFAS contamination, river health and environmental justice.

The Dinosaurs Among Us

Kim Adelson

Thursday February 17, 2022 – 7-8:30 pm

Virtually all paleontologists agree that birds evolved from dinosaurs, and most even believe that birds are, in fact, real living dinosaurs. The flood of new data coming from newly discovered fossil beds – primarily from China – has only solidified that position. Come learn about the structural and behavioral similarities between birds and the more “classic” dinosaurs they evolved from. We guarantee that you will not only be surprised as to how dinosaur-like birds are, but also how very bird-like dinosaurs were. You will never think about T. rex or mallards or chickadees in the same way again!

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, and will continue via Zoom until further notice. If you are interested in participating in 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 was conducted between the dates of Monday, December 14, 2020 through Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 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 2020 Albuquerque Christmas Bird Count report.

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