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.



These talks are FREE and open to anyone! Topics range from travelogues to bird ID to conservation issues, the sky’s the limit! All talks take place in the Community Room at Adelante Development Center in Albuquerque, located at 3900 Osuna Road NE which is on the south side of Osuna just west of I-25. Click here for a map of this location.

Systematics and biogeography in the genonics era: towards a stable taxonomy of the birds of the world

Dr. Michael Anderson
Thursday March 19, 2020 – 7pm

Ever wonder why the order of birds in your field guides keeps changing? On-going advances in DNA sequencing have led to new understandings of the relationships between bird families and how they evolved.

Dr. Anderson, UNM Assistant Professor of Biology and Curator of Genomic Resources at the Museum of Southwestern Biology, will discuss what is happening in this exciting area of research.

Migrant Trap at the Melrose Woods

Christopher Rustay
Thursday April 16, 2020 – 7 pm

Not many of us have been fortunate to be at Melrose Woods during migration, but it is remarkable oasis where an amazing 44 species of warblers can be found. Christopher Rustay will share some of his experiences with this magical spot as CNMAS enters into a partnership to protect the area, discussed elsewhere in this issue.

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

Be a part of the longest-running citizen science project in the country! This year’s Christmas Bird Counts will be from Saturday, December 14, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Every citizen scientist who has ever braved snow, wind, or rain (or New Mexico sunshine!) to take part in a Christmas Bird Count has made an enormous contribution to ornithological history and conservation. Come count birds with us—it’s fun, it’s important, and it’s free! For more information on Christmas Bird Counts in New Mexico, see the Audubon New Mexico Christmas Bird Count webpage at

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

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