Southwest New Mexico Birding Trail

We have chosen more than 40 sites 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 examine in the viewer (which offers options to magnify or print the document), or right-click the thumbnail and “Save Link As” to store the PDF on your local computer.

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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.