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Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society

Chapter of the National

Audubon Society

P.O. Box 22083

Santa Fe, NM 87502-2083

Updated October 17, 2016

Newsletter Field Trips 2016-2017 Event Calendar Birding Information


For the foreseeable future, Chapter meetings will be held at 6:30 PM in the Education Building at the Randall Davey Audubon Center at the end of Upper Canyon Road in Santa Fe.


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Mrs. Bailey's Chickadee

The Chapter has named its newsletter after the Mountain Chickadee. Get a brief history of this bird and why it might well be called Mrs. Bailey's Chickadee.

November Chapter Meeting Information

Monarch Butterflies and the Southwest Monarch Study

Steve Cary, the Butterfly Guy, will talk about Monarch Butterflies, summarizing our state of knowledge with emphasis on New Mexico. He will highlight ongoing tagging efforts during the southward migration for winter as a means of learning more about New Mexico's role in that unique, international, continent-scale phenomenon. The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 9, in the Education Building at the Randall Davey Audubon Center at the end of Upper Canyon Road in Santa Fe.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Randall Davey Audubon Center.

About Audubon in Santa Fe

Welcome to the web page for the Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society. We have approximately 1400 members in northern New Mexico, representing Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Española, Taos, Las Vegas, and other communities. Santa Fe is also the home of the Randall Davey Audubon Center, a scenic property at the end of Canyon Road owned by the National Audubon Society and headquarters of the New Mexico Field Office. It has a bookstore with hiking trails and can be contacted at 505-983-4609.

You are welcome to attend our monthly programs held in the Education Building at the Randall Davey Audubon Center at the end of Upper Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM ( September - November and February - May ) on topics ranging from wildlife to conservation issues to outdoors enjoyment, in New Mexico and worldwide. The Chapter also sponsors a wide variety of field trips throughout the year. Check the links on this page for information on these activities.

For many years, Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society has focused its efforts on educational offerings for adults and conservation activities. We are cognizant of the need for nature education opportunities for children, particularly in the underserved areas of Santa Fe and surrounding communities. The Randall Davey Audubon Center of the National Audubon Society does provide these opportunities—though the need is always greater than the supply—and we have chosen to financially support the efforts of the Davey Center in this work, particularly with some of the local Pueblos. Our conservation work covers a broad range of activities, from citizen-science efforts through our field trips and Christmas bird counts to direct advocacy work for birds and the natural world.

Birding Information

Birding Information and Links

New Mexico Rare Bird Alert
North Central NM Birding Guide
Birding Santa Fe Canyon
Southwest New Mexico Birding Trail
More Ideas

Test Your Birding Skills

The Catagory Laboratory at Vanderbilt University is looking for birders of all levels of experience to participate in a project examining how perception and memory for birds differs between beginners and experts. These experiments are online on the web. They measure your ability to remember and identify birds and sometimes other animals or objects. Many experiments are fairly short. They can be done on any computer, wherever and whenever you decide to do them. Go online to register and test your birding skills.

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