Events

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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.


PROGRAMS
CNMAS BOARD MEETINGS
BIRDATHON
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS


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.


Programs

CNMAS Monthly Programs will be virtual, conducted over Zoom, for the foreseeable future. Email CNMASreg@gmail.com to register and receive the link for these meetings.
(Recorded past meetings are archived at http://cnmas.newmexicoaudubon.org/events/archived-meetings/.)



Sustainable Agriculture – Good for Birds and Good for the Planet

Jamie Wells, Executive Director, Rio Grande Community Farm

Thursday September 15, 2022 7 – 8:30 pm

This will be an in-person meeting at the Rio Grande Community Farm, 1701 Montaño Rd NW. For those not able to attend in person, a video of the presentation and farm tour will be available on the CNMAS website by the following day.

Rio Grande Community Farm (RGCF) is a non-profit organization operating at the City of Albuquerque, Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in Albuquerque’s North Valley and has been part of the community for 25 years. Its mission is to connect people, earth, water, and wildlife in an urban setting by farming sustainably, enhancing wildlife habitat, educating our community, and providing fresh, naturally grown food to diverse populations.

Photo credit: Laurel Ladwig



Ornitherapy – For Mind, Body and Soul

Holly Merker, environmental educator and birding guide

Thursday October 20, 2022 7 – 8:30 pm

This will be a virtual presentation.

Watching birds: not only fun, but good for you! Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is just what the doctor ordered, Ornitherapy leads to a more mindful approach to the observation of birds, benefitting our mind, body, and soul.

photo credit: Holly Merker



The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico

Dave Moore, Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Thursday November 10, 2022 7 – 8:30 pm

This will be a virtual presentation.

Dave Moore will present the biology and ecology of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, its recent population expansion along the Rio Grande and insights he and his team have gathered over more than 20 years of research.

photo credit: Shannon Caruso


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.

 


Birdathon

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 122nd Christmas Bird Count was completed January 5, 2022. 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 https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count.

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