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The Mesilla Valley Audubon Society (MVAS) is a 501(c)(3) conservation and natural history organization based in southern New Mexico, and is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. It serves communities in Doña Ana, Otero, and Sierra counties and aims to promote the appreciation and conservation of birds and other wildlife. A priority is to protect wildlife and bird habitats through environmental education, issue advocacy, and natural history experiences.

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Newsletter Supplement

News Updates since last Roadrunner Ramblings Publication:

5/29/2023 Migration Monday.  Why are lights such a big deal? (click here to view)

5/22/2023 Migration Monday.  Why do we need to make every effort to protect birds? (click here to view)

5/15/2023 Migration Monday.  Individuals' Responsibilities to Save the Migrating birds (click here to view)*

5/8/2023:  Migration Monday. Rufous Hummingbird (click here to view)*

5/1/2023:  Migration Monday.  Swainson's Hawk (click here to view)*

4/24/2023:  Migration Monday. Introduction (click here to view)*

*all of these references appear in Lights Out work section.


4/12/2023 Updated information on MVAS Conservation Policies and Procedures added to Conservation Section.  (click here to view)


MVAS is headquartered in Las Cruces, and its main activities are in Doña Ana County, with frequent field trips across southern New Mexico and El Paso County in Texas. Common birding areas include at least a dozen hotspots within the city of Las Cruces and along the Rio Grande. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park and Leasburg Dam State Park are exceptional areas. To the east of the Rio Grande and City of Las Cruces, the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument offers an entirely different habitat that is home to a different range of bird species.

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