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2016 Eagle Watch at Abiquiu Lake

Last Saturday we hosted our 2016 Eagle Watch at Abiquiu Lake! This event is held every year in conjunction with our partners the US Army Corps of Engineers. Every year citizen scientists from northern New Mexico come together to count the number of bald eagles on the lake. Data from mid-winter eagle watches all over … Continue reading

SKYWARN Training

Last Thursday, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque hosted a SKYWARN storm spotter training at New Mexico Wildlife Center! These classes teach local citizens to be the eyes on the ground for NWS. Radar and other tools of the meteorological trade can tell a lot about weather, but nothing compares to having a trained person … Continue reading

2015 Summer Camps

NMWC is hosting two summer camps this year! Check out the flyers below and send Christy (christy@newmexicowildlifecenter.org) an email if you are interested.

Earth Day at Abiquiu Lake

Last Wednesday was Earth Day, but our celebration with the US Army Corps of Engineers at Abiquiu Lake wasn’t until last Saturday. We met at the Visitor’s Center at 9 am, where guests got to meet two of NMWC’s most spectacular residents, Grace the Golden Eagle and Electra the Osprey. After seeing these two, we … Continue reading

Upcoming Event: Earth Day at Abiquiu Lake

Here’s another upcoming event. We’re taking Grace and Electra to Earth Day at Abiquiu Lake. Join us, and help us survey migratory bird species!

Upcoming Event: Intro to Birding

Well, both River Classroom and our trip with McCurdy were cancelled this week. While we are working on rescheduling those, check out this upcoming event in Abiquiu! We’re exciting to partner with the Abiquiu Inn to present an introduction to birding in the Abiquiu area. Come have dinner at the Inn before the talk and … Continue reading

Eagle Watch 2015

Eagle Watch 2015 was a great success! We joined our partners, the US Army Corps of Engineers, at Abiquiu Lake last Saturday, January 3. Many citizen scientists braved the frigid temperatures and chilling winds and were either stationed at fixed points or sent out on the lake in boats to count bald eagles. We met … Continue reading

Upcoming Event: Bald Eagle Watch!

Please join New Mexico Wildlife Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for our annual bald eagle count at Abiquiu Lake on January 3, 2015. From our friends at USACE: National Wildlife Federation officials have asked that participants in each state count eagles along standard routes to provide data trends. The basic objectives of … Continue reading

CoCoRaHS Night: Now We’re Ready for Rain!

Last night’s CoCoRaHS event was a great success, with 28 new rain gauges going to happy homes in northern New Mexico! We had quite a few Master Gardeners from Santa Fe present, with people from Rio Arriba, Taos, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos counties. Hopefully these new citizen scientists will get their gauges up before … Continue reading

Upcoming Event: CoCoRaHS night!

Join us at The Wildlife Center on November 19 for an official CoCoRaHS training! CoCoRaHS stands for Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow Network, and this network of volunteer precipitation observers are very important to weather forecasters, drought monitors, and researchers. Precipitation is a tricky thing to measure. Rain gauges are the best, despite problems … Continue reading