Audubon New Mexico
Audubon New Mexico’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.
CONSERVATION EDUCATION As part of the National Audubon Society, Audubon New Mexico connects and engages children and adults with nature so they will better understand and become stewards of the world around them. For example, Audubon enables field trips at the Randall Davey Audubon Center in Santa Fe and across the state at wildlife areas to explore bird ecology, biological diversity, wildlife, geology, and native plants.
PUBLIC POLICY Audubon is working to protect and restore New Mexico's rivers and riparian ecosystems, with a focus on the Rio Grande and the Gila River, with on-the-ground volunteer restoration activities and in advocating for additional conservation funding through programs like the state’s River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative. We are seeking solutions to protect the Lesser Prairie Chicken, Aplomado Falcon, Southwest Willow Flycatcher, and the Silvery Minnow. We are also involved in efforts to reform our energy policies to reduce global warming, increase outdoor education opportunities, and preserve the Otero Mesa grasslands in the south.
CITIZEN SCIENCE Audubon members flock to the Christmas Bird Count - the longest running citizen science survey in the world - and the Great Backyard Bird Count to gather critical census information for habitat conservation and protection policies.