Southwest New Mexico Birding Trail

We have chosen more than 40 sites (places) of the most attractive birding locations throughout southwest New Mexico. The guides include maps, birding tips, site descriptions and contact information that should help you easily identify birding sites.

The following PDFs are available for the Southwestern New Mexico Birding Trail. Click on thumbnails to download or (depending on your web browser) examine in the viewer below (which offers options to magnify or print the document). To store the PDF on your local computer, right-click the thumbnail and “Save Link As” .

* File added later than the printed edition. 

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Playa Lakes Joint Venture (
A partnership of federal and state wildlife agencies, conservation groups, private industry and landowners, the PLJV is dedicated to conserving bird habitats in the Southern Great Plains.