Other Birding Opportunities

Other Birding Opportunities

But that’s not all, we want to share the love! There are many other groups that organize trips in the New Mexico. Here we have provided a list of field outings sponsored by other organizations.

Due to the COVID-19 health threat, most of the following activities may well be cancelled. Contact the sponsoring organizations for the current status.

Rio Grande Nature Center Weekend Bird Walks

Every Saturday & Sunday – 8:30 am

w/ Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

The FRGNC offers birding trips every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year starting at 8:30 am. [As of 8/14/21, walks are now limited to 12 participants who must register only the week before the walk. Can register by phone 1-505-344-7240 or in person during Visitor Center open hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.] Walks are FREE and open to anyone. They start at the Candelaria Wetlands Blind in the Northeast corner of the parking lot at the Rio Grande Nature Center and last from 1 to 3 hours touring the grounds at the Nature Center.
Note that there is a parking fee of $3 unless you have a New Mexico State Parks Pass or Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center pass.

For more information about the Rio Grande Nature Center, visit the friends webpage by clicking here.


Valle de Oro NWR Bird Walks

Every third Saturday of the month

w/ Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Every third Saturday of the month, Valle de Oro NWR offers two guided bird walks: one for the beginning enthusiast and one for the more advanced birder. The walks are structured depending on participant turn-out and time of year. Since birds and other wildlife are most active early in the morning, the goal is to start within one hour of sunrise. Start times vary; details are on the Events page of the Friends of Valle de Oro website: http://friendsofvalledeoro.wildapricot.org/.


Albuquerque Urban Bird Coalition

Click the link for a PDF of the Bird Watching Guide for Albuquerque produced by the Albuquerque Urban Bird Coalition.


Sangre De Cristo Audubon Society Field Trips

Sangre De Cristo Audubon (based in Santa Fe, NM) has regular field trips throughout the year.

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