Audubon Southwest

Greater Roadrunner. Photo: Mick Thompson

Audubon Southwest is a regional office of the National Audubon Society, covering Arizona and New Mexico.

Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

Our Work

Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary

The Rio Salado Audubon Center, a rusted crimson building nestled amidst blooming desert foliage in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon

The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch, a tan building in the middle of a grass and scrubland in southern Arizona.

The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Elgin, Arizona. Photo: Corey Lycopolus/Audubon

Recent News

Bird of the Month: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
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Bird of the Month: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Swainson’s Hawk is one of those birds that can catch your attention when hundreds fill the sky overhead, mixed with migrating Redtail Hawks and an occasional Golden Eagle

El nuevo jardín de polinizadores del Río Salado proporciona un hogar para que prosperan las abejas, las mariposas y los pájaros
Native Plants For Native Birds

El nuevo jardín de polinizadores del Río Salado proporciona un hogar para que prosperan las abejas, las mariposas y los pájaros

Las asociaciones y la subvención para la restauración ecológica unen a la comunidad para embellecer el lugar

New Rio Salado Pollinator Garden provides a home for bees, butterflies, and birds to flourish
Native Plants For Native Birds

New Rio Salado Pollinator Garden provides a home for bees, butterflies, and birds to flourish

Partnerships and ecological restoration grant brings community together to beautify grounds

Hands on STEAM learning at Rio Salado
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Hands on STEAM learning at Rio Salado

Plus three free activities!

Historic $300 million appropriated for New Mexico water conservation, agriculture, and outdoor recreation
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Historic $300 million appropriated for New Mexico water conservation, agriculture, and outdoor recreation

State legislative session results in Audubon-supported funding for Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund

Bird of the Month: Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
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Bird of the Month: Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

Just in time for the changing season, you can listen for this bird of the month’s song! Rock Wrens are remarkable singers that can have a song repertoire of more than 100 song types, many of which appear to be learned from their neighbors.

Bird of the Month: Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae)
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Bird of the Month: Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae)

Lucy’s Warblers are small, desert-dwelling warblers found in the Southwestern United States. These warblers have historically found their stronghold in dense, lowland riparian mesquite bosques, which can be some of the hottest places in the country.

New Mexico legislative session could bring millions to conservation efforts
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New Mexico legislative session could bring millions to conservation efforts

The Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund would provide support toward the preservation of New Mexico land, water, and bird populations.

The Great Backyard Bird Count
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16-19, 2024

Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Survey Training, June 20-21, 2024
Get Involved

Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Survey Training, June 20-21, 2024

Registration is open and space is limited, so grab your spot today!

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