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Audubon New Mexico

Audubon New Mexico

Fall is in the air and so are the birds. Find out which species migrate and which make New Mexico their home year round with our friends from Audubon New Mexico.

Bye Bye Birdie? Climate Change And The Natural World

Dec 16, 2014
Rita Daniels

The National Audubon Society was recently awarded Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Award for its comprehensive report linking climate change to a drastic reduction in future bird populations. Biologists and birders in New Mexico are already seeing major changes.

Staci Stevens

Audubon New Mexico released a report on the heels of a visit here by Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar. The study argues that restoring natural streamflows will bring environmental and economic benefits.

Dams, reservoirs, and levees are all tools used to alter the natural flow of a river for crop irrigation, drinking water and industrial use. The benefits are substantial. But they also create major changes to the natural flow pattern of New Mexico’s rivers and streams.