Discover New Mexico Birding Hot Spots

Birding Hot Spots of Santa Fe, Taos and Northern New Mexico Book Cover. Photo by Lou Feltz

PEEC News:

Whether one is a new or experienced birder, it is always helpful to have more insight into what bird species live nearby and when is the best time of year to spot them.

Instead of only reading about local birding hot spots, Tuesday, June 23 visitors to the Los Alamos Nature Center can join local authors Judy Liddell and Barbara Hussey as they share information about some of the more than 30 birding sites included in their second book, Birding Hot Spots of Santa Fe, Taos and Northern New Mexico, published in March 2015.

In addition to general information about local sites, including how to get there and a description of the local habitat, the authors will highlight some of the bird species that can be seen at these locations during spring and summer. Immediately following the talk, books will be available to purchase and have signed.

Both authors have a long and rich history of birding in New Mexico. In addition to leading bird walks for Central New Mexico Audubon, Liddell also serves as their vice president and program chair. She is president of New Mexico Audubon Council, is a member of the board of Audubon New Mexico, and is a bird monitor for the Rio Grande Nature Center.

A birder for more thnan 40 years, Hussey is a former president, board member, birding field trip leader and newsletter editor for the Central New Mexico Audubon Society. She has coordinated National Audubon Society Southwest regional conferences, and she was a member of the founding alliance for the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque.

This presentation is 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. This event is free, and no registration is required. For information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

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