Birds of New Mexico

Broad Tailed Hummingbird
John Hartgerink

With about 500 different birds on New Mexico's state bird list--one of the highest--it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of favorite places to see birds in our state!

Birds are magical. They inspire us and have the ability to motivate us into action. Birds are a gateway to engage people in our natural world-- through festivals, events, birding trails, volunteer opportunities, classes, bird clubs, Audubon chapters, nature centers, parks, and Audubon Centers.

"New Mexico has some wonderful locations for bird watching," says Susan McGreevy, who spends her volunteer hours protecting birds and their habitat for Audubon New Mexico as a member of the Board of Directors. "Birding is the perfect love affair with feathered friends, with nature, and with conservation. People who visit these sites will not only enjoy the places and the birds, they will probably develop a new or strengthened commitment to conserving them."

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