Spring is an exciting time for birding. New Mexico’s varied habitats provide resources for migratory species, those who return here to breed each year, and our many resident birds. Learn about ways to enjoy and support birds in each category. Explore some of the best birding spots in our area to experience our spring visitors. Learn how to welcome our avian neighbors in our yards and communities.

Laurel Ladwig is a lifelong birder and geographer who has been teaching about birds and stars in informal science education settings for more than three decades. She is on the advisory board for Bernalillo County Master Naturalists, co-coordinates Albuquerque’s participation in the City Nature Challenge, and is working to promote the new ABQ Backyard Refuge Program, a program of the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.