Effective August 21, 2019, Mesilla Valley Audubon Society will hold its meetings at the Creative Arts Room of Good Samaritan Village. The address is 3011 Buena Vida Circle. To find it, just turn east from Telshor Blvd onto Buena Vista Circle and drive one block (see Google Maps). There is good parking in The Good Samaritan parking lot or on the street.
Meetings will still be scheduled the third Wednesday of the month and begin at 6:30 PM with a Meet and Greet session, followed by the business meeting at 7:00 PM. Good Samaritan does not allow visiting organizations like Audubon to bring any food or drinks other than bottled water into the meeting rooms.
This change will continue until further notice. For more information, please call Sid Webb (575 - 915 5017) or any other board member.
Meetings and Special Events
Wednesday, January 15: Monthly Meeting—6:30 PM Meet and Greet at Creative Arts Room of Good Samaritan Village. 7:00: Annual Meeting. Surely the most important part of this meeting will be voting for the 2020 members of the MVAS Board of Directors. After the election, Wayne Treers and CJ Goin will give a presentation of Sparrows that migrate to the Southwest each winter.
Friday, January 17: Bird Survey Meeting: Friday, January 17, at 7:00 PM, Courtyard Hotel, 456 University Avenue (brand new hotel next to Las Cruces Convention Center). Lecture by Amy Erickson, Audubon Ornithologist, for participants in the MVAS Bird Survey Project. Although designed to help with the MVAS Bird Survey, it is should be interesting to all MVAS members. It will be followed on Saturday by a bird walk to the survey site to demonstrate the points she discussed. These events are open to all.
Saturday, January 25: Mesilla Valley Audubon Society and Wild Birds Unlimited will offer a class on Winter Birding in the Mesilla Valley on Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. The class will be held at the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Education Center (address: 2001 E. Lohman Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88001. Next to Chick-fil-A). Early registration required. Join us as we introduce birders to our winter visitors - ducks and water fowl. We will also discuss the many benefits and tools available on Cornell University's Ornithology Dept. E-Bird.org database program. From keeping all your personal bird lists to finding the local hot spots to bird anywhere in the world, E-Bird.org has something for every birder. We will also go on a bird walk to a local hot spot on Sunday, January 26 to catch a view of our winter avian species. The class size is limited, so sign up early. Contact Kristi Lane at Wild Birds Unlimited (telephone: (575) 222-1425).