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Watch our Spring Webinar Series!

Thank you for being a part of Audubon New Mexico's community, sharing your feedback, and having fun with us. Here is a re-cap of wonderful birdy content for those who missed it or want to revisit. There will be two more webinars in our series before it closes for the year. Stay tuned!

Working through a global pandemic and a national uprising demands quick and creative thinking. Audubon New Mexico knew our members, friends, and partners still wanted to hear and interact with us and our shared mission while safe at home. This need to communicate in uncertain times birthed our wildly popular Spring Webinar Series! Our goal was to share the heart of Audubon with you – our work, our people, and our love of birds and the places they need. So far, almost 2,000 people have attended  at least one webinar, and about 500 are new to Audubon New Mexico.

We are happy that so much of our community enjoyed the series. Thank you for being a part of Audubon New Mexico, sharing your feedback, and having fun with us. Here is a re-cap of wonderful birdy content for those who missed it or want to revisit. There will be two more webinars in our series before it closes for the year. Stay tuned!

Birds Eye View of New Mexico

Led by Jon Hayes, Executive Director

Watch Birds Eye View Here

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We’ve been hearing from so many of you that during this time of crisis, bird-watching has become a much needed source of pleasure and entertainment. While we all enjoy the beauty that birds bring to our backyards and feeders we often overlook the challenges these birds face and the resulting population declines that have been occurring over the last half century. In this webinar, Audubon New Mexico’s Executive Director, Jon Hayes, provides a tour of New Mexico’s habitats, the birds associated with them, and the work Audubon and our partners are engaged in to conserve bird diversity in the Land of Enchantment.

Animal Tracking with Ann

Led by Sally Maxwell, Education Specialist and Ann Hunkins, Animal tracking expert

Watch Animal Tracking with Ann Here 

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Trying to figure out if those tracks you saw are bobcat or coyote, and what they are up to? Learn basic animal track and sign identification with local expert Ann Hunkins. We will go out on the trail to study gaits, how different animals move, and patterns they leave for us to read.

An Introduction to the Rio Grande

Led by Paul Tashjian, Director of Freshwater Conservation

Watch An Introduction to the Rio Grande Here

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Paul Tashjian, Audubon New Mexico's Director of Freshwater Conservation, shares what makes the Middle Rio Grande of New Mexico so special. This Zoom webinar digs into conservation challenges and water-climate resilience in this unique ecosystem.  Join us to celebrate the Rio Grande and all of its complexities.

Backyard Birds: A Beginner Guide

Led by Katie Weeks, Director of Community Education

Watch Backyard Birds: A Beginner Guide Here 

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With so many people staying home, backyard birdwatching has seen a recent boom in popularity. Want to learn some basics of bird watching? Wondering which species you're spying in your backyard? Join our Director of Community Education, Katie Weeks, for an introductory class on the birds commonly found around Santa Fe. We suggest participants have a pen/pencil and paper on hand for a hands-on activity and note taking.

Birds and Habitat of the Rio Grande

Led by Amy Erickson, Avian Biologist

Watch Birds and Habitat of the Rio Grande Here 

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In part two of our three-part webinar series on the Rio Grande, avian biologist Amy Erickson talks about birds of the Rio Grande. Audubon protects birds and their habitat along the Rio Grande Bosque (riparian forest) by partnering with other nonprofits and government agencies to do on-the-ground habitat restoration. In this webinar, you will hear about some of our current and future projects and learn about native birds and their habitat. This webinar includes photos of birds and their habitat, information on the biology and conservation status of select species, and tips on local birding hotspots so you can find beautiful native birds during your next trip to central New Mexico.

Ready for more? Be sure to join us in July for the last two in our series:

  • How to Advocate for Birds and the Places they Need  - July 7th
  • Working for the Rio – July 21st

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