Bishop Cantú: A moral perspective on the Gila River diversion plan

"Indeed nature takes care of us, if we take care of it."

The Gila River is the last free flowing river in New Mexico; a diverse ecological system depends on it. Photo: Jason Branch

Audubon in New Mexico

Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Our goal is to be the expert in bird and wildlife conservation and nature education in New Mexico with a strong and sustainably-funded network throughout the state to influence conservation outcomes.

Will New Mexico Lose Its Last Wild River?
Conservation

Will New Mexico Lose Its Last Wild River?

As the deadline for the Gila River diversion project looms, locals are taking action to save a critical ecosystem.

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Summer Camp at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Education & Outreach

Summer Camp at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Register today and your child will discover the natural world in a safe, encouraging and fun environment!

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Grasslands Initiative
Conservation

Grasslands Initiative

By partnering with private landowners, Audubon can help ensure a bright future for birds and a healthy landscape for future generations.

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Important Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas

Important Bird Areas

Audubon New Mexico’s efforts focus on the importance of protecting key habitats. Where birds thrive, people prosper!

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Birds of New Mexico
Birds

Birds of New Mexico

With 542 species in New Mexico, you're sure to find more than a few new birds to add to your list!

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Our State's Birds

Recent News

New Mexico Birds, Land, Rivers and Communities in Jeopardy
Conservation

New Mexico Birds, Land, Rivers and Communities in Jeopardy

The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is at the heart of one of the oldest continually habituated landscapes on the continent.

Bishop Cantú:  A moral perspective on the Gila River diversion plan
Conservation

A moral perspective on the Gila River diversion plan

— It’s amazing how nature has the ability to nourish and replenish the human soul. Indeed nature takes care of us, if we take care of it.
Water is Life
Conservation

Water is Life

In the arid West, we are all connected by rivers; they are the lifeblood of our land, our economy, and our way of life.

Having Your Voice Heard Through NEPA
Conservation

Having Your Voice Heard Through NEPA

Protecting the Gila: New Mexico's Last Free-Flowing River

Thank You, Audubon Family!
Conservation

Thank You, Audubon Family!

Audubon New Mexico would like to express our deepest gratitude for our Audubon family.

Birds and Beer
Conservation

Birds and Beer

A partnership to protect New Mexico’s rivers through science-based conservation and serious craft brewing.

Audubon Announces Historic Water Release to the Middle Rio Grande
Conservation

Audubon Announces Historic Water Release to the Middle Rio Grande

— Audubon New Mexico releases water received from Four Middle Rio Grande Pueblos and the Club at Las Campanas
Building Bridges to Connect People to their “Water” Roots
Conservation

Building Bridges to Connect People to their “Water” Roots

An Audubon Chapter’s quest to preserve the Gila River: New Mexico’s Last Free-flowing River

Home is a Healthy River for Southwestern Willow Flycatchers
Conservation

Home is a Healthy River for Southwestern Willow Flycatchers

The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher is breeding at numerous sites in all three of Audubon’s Important Bird Areas on the Gila River in New Mexico.

Save the Date for the Gila River Festival!
Conservation

Save the Date for the Gila River Festival!

Whatever your favorite activity, take it outdoors and show your support for conserving the wild in the Gila River and Gila headwaters by joining us at the Gila River Festival!

How you can help, right now