This Website has moved to https//
This Website has moved to https//

Birding in New Mexico

Where to Go Birding in New Mexico

Alphabetical list of New Mexico Counties
Alphabetical list of New Mexico Hotspots
Top Birding Locations in New Mexico
New Mexico Notable Bird Sightings

Explore New Mexico in eBird

eBird Links
OverviewCountiesHotspotsRecent Visits
New Mexico Statewide Bar Charts
Entire YearSpringSummerFallWinter
Illustrated Checklist
eBird Rare Bird Alert
New Mexico
Top New Mexico eBirders
All Time
My eBird New Mexico links
Life ListYear ListMonth List
Needs Alert (birds you have not seen in New Mexico)
Never SeenNot Seen This Year

New Mexico Counties

De Baca
Dona Ana
Los Alamos
Rio Arriba
San Juan
San Miguel
Santa Fe

20 Top Birding Locations in New Mexico

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Carlsbad Caverns National Park–Rattlesnake Springs
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Percha Dam State Park
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge–South Loop
Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge
Bosque del Apache NWR–Visitor Center
Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge
Melrose Woods
Ute Lake State Park–North Shore
Sumner Lake State Park
Bosque Redondo Park
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge–North Loop
Caballo Lake State Park–Riverside Recreation Area (below dam)
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Washington Ranch
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Conchas Lake State Park
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge–Seasonal Tour Road

New Mexico Organizations and Bird Clubs

Audubon New Mexico
Central New Mexico Audubon Society
Mesilla Valley Audubon Society
Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society
Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society

Books on Birding in New Mexico
Tips and How to Help

About eBird
Tips on using the eBird Hotspot Explorer
How to change the location of a checklist
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
How to share a checklist with other birders
How to suggest a personal location as a new eBird Hotspot
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location
Corrections and How to Help

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

Finding Birding Locations in New Mexico

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in New Mexico. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Hotspots are organized by county. If you know the county of a location, click on the county name in the Alphabetical list of New Mexico Counties to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

If you do not know the county, select a hotspot from the Alphabetical list of New Mexico Hotspots.
Or use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot. Enter all or part of a hotspot name.


New Mexico Notable Sightings

Birds reported to eBird in the last 7 days

View New Mexico Notable Sightings in a new tab or window
Thanks to Ed Norton for designing Notable Sightings