Rio Grande

Photo: Ron Gardner

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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Audubon's Conservation Ranching Program
Conservation

Conservation Ranching Program

Audubon has developed a new market-based approach to restore and enhance imperiled grasslands throughout the American West for the benefit of grassland birds, ranching families and the communities that depend on them.

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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

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!

“Ecological Traps” and the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle
Conservation

“Ecological Traps” and the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle

Unintended Consequences for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

Conservationists and Irrigation District Blaze the Way on Water Transfers
Conservation

Conservationists and Irrigation District Blaze the Way on Water Transfers

Along the lower Rio Grande in New Mexico, water managers and conservationists work together.

The Surprising Gift From New Mexico’s Pueblos That Might Save the Rio Grande
Conservation

The Surprising Gift From New Mexico’s Pueblos That Might Save the Rio Grande

Each year, the Southwest's major river gets drier and drier. A first-of-its-kind donation from local Native American tribes could change that.

Water for Birds & People
Conservation

Water for Birds & People

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

Audubon's Conservation Ranching Program
Conservation

Conservation Ranching Program

Audubon has developed a new market-based approach to restore and enhance imperiled grasslands throughout the American West for the benefit of grassland birds, ranching families and the communities that depend on them.

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