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Each year, over 18,000 Sandhill Cranes winter along the Rio Grande in one of the largest gatherings in North America. Conservation of this river is essential for Cranes, other birds, and the people that rely on the water to survive. New Mexico is home to over 500 different bird species, from the tiny Calliope Hummingbird, to our state’s mascot, the Greater Roadrunner. Overall, New Mexico has some of the highest avian biodiversity of any state in the US. join Jon Hayes, Executive Director of Audubon New Mexico, for an informal talk about the unique avian diversity found in the Land of Enchantment by discussing the species assemblages of three different habitat types: Piñon-Juniper Woodlands, Riparian Forests, and Grasslands. Hays explains the unique conservation challenges that each of these systems face and presents solutions that Audubon is pursuing to conserve the species that occupy these habitats. Celebrating 25 years as the state office of the National Audubon Society, Audubon New Mexico’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.