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 virtual, conducted over Zoom, for the foreseeable future.
(Recorded past meetings are archived at

Critter Cameras in Albuquerque and the Surrounding Area

Dylan Frentzel, Park Manager/Ranger
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and Manzano Mountains State Park

Thursday March 16, 2023 7 – 8:30 pm

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Ranger Frentzel will be sharing camera trap images and research from the Sandias, the Manzanos and the Rio Grande Nature Center.

Photo credit: Dylan Frentzel

Sparrow identification in NM: demystifying those LBJs.

Christopher Rustay

Thursday April 20, 2023 7 – 8:30 pm

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Sparrows can be challenging for those who are new to birding (and perhaps folks who have been watching birds for a while!). Sparrow identification shouldn’t be done only while staring at the brown and streaky thing in front of you, but rather include understanding the variety of clues available to you in addition to plumage characteristics. This talk will cover the basics of sparrow identification and several techniques that one can try before, during, and after your sighting.

Photo credit: Christopher Rustay

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 Wednesday 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 123rd Christmas Bird Count was held from Dec 14, 2022 to January 5, 2023. 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 from NM Audubon for a spreadsheet of this year’s Christmas Bird Counts in our area:

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