Even in times like these, we continue to work to protect the birds, wildlife, and wild places of New Mexico and you can too. As we are feeling isolated and powerless, maybe a little social activism is the perfect thing to practice along with our social distancing.Read more
Wood Duck; Photo: Harry Collins / Audubon Photography Award
It is often said that water is the lifeblood of our rivers and in our moisture-deprived state, these words resound. The timing and endurance of flows in our rivers drives the life cycles of the myriad of species that evolved along our ribbons of life. From the Sandhill Crane to the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow to the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, the flows in our rivers at the right time, place and amount ensures survival.
New Mexico is home to over 150 different mammals, 500 birds, 100 amphibian and reptiles, and thousands of insect species! That is a lot of wildlife. So what can you and your family do in your backyard, on your balcony, or in your schoolyard to help wildlife thrive in your community?
Have you ever wondered where the fish in the Rio Grande go when the river dries? As the snowpack and monsoon rains become more unpredictable, those of us working along the river often rely on agricultural outfalls, or wasteways, coming off of irrigated farm fields to keep the river wet.
Help us continue to fight for the birds you love and the habitats they rely on. Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated. Leaving a gift to Audubon New Mexico through your will, estate, or retirement plan can make a lasting impact on our work. It’s easier than you think! Most gifts cost you nothing now, require no minimum contribution, and enable you to change your mind at any time.