Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive and every part of New Mexico has incredible birding hot spots. There are four Audubon chapters and many bird clubs around the state that offer field trips throughout the year. The website at, linked to the right, has resources and links to birding groups in Farmington, Ruidoso, Roswell, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Silver City, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and El Paso, Texas.

Fall migration is an incredible time of year to get your family connected to birds, nature and to conservation. Get out and start watching. Let yourself be inspired by the magic of birds. You’ll have a great time and maybe discover a special birding spot of your own.