Local Workshops


Welcome to BRANT Local Workshops, a unique way to improve your birding skills for particular groups of birds or types of birding.

Workshops generally include a short classroom presentation followed by a field session. Currently, all our local workshops take place in New Mexico.

As part of our continuing commitment to conservation, we will donate $25 of every workshop registration to one of our local non-profit partners. 


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Our local non-profit partners:

Central New Mexico Audubon Society

The CNMAS Ryan Beaulieu Memorial Education Fund

The Central New Mexico Audubon Society is our local, Albuquerque based Audubon chapter and a major player in local education, research, and conservation. The chapter does everything from offering great bird walks and presentations, supporting local research like the Sandia Rosy-Finch Project, sending teachers and kids to birding and environmental education camps, supporting local science fairs, etc., etc., etc.! 




Friends of Bosque del Apache NWR


The Friends of the Bosque del Apache NWR is one of the largest and most active Wildlife refuge friends groups in the nation. They work hard to ensure the future of one of our nation’s most spectacular birding refuges through financial and volunteer support. The friends groups helps support and run festivals (including the Festival of the Cranes, outdoor education opportunities and so much more.



Friends of Valle de Oro NWR

FVDO LogoValle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (VDONWR), as the first urban wildlife refuge in the Southwest, has the privilege and responsibility to serve as an example for the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Urban Refuge Initiative.  A goal of this initiative is to engage urban communities by making refuges more accessible and providing opportunities for participation in wildlife recreation and education close to home.  As the support group for the Refuge, the Friends of VDONWR has been hard at work growing our organization, supporting Refuge staff, and educating the community about the exciting conservation, education, recreation, economic, and quality of life benefits associated with our Urban Wildlife Refuge.

Hawks Aloft Inc

Hawks Aloft IncHawks Aloft has been a leader in local conservation, research and outdoor education in Central New Mexico for over 20 years! Although raptors hold a special place at Hawks Aloft, the organization’s focus has grown to include all aspects of the natural world from birds to plants! The group has a wide variety of projects including bird rehabilitation, outdoor education and outreach to underserved New Mexico communities, long and short term bird monitoring, habitat mitigation and restoration and more! Visit the Hawks Aloft page for more information on this amazing organization!



Rio Grande Bird Research Inc

Rio Grande Bird Research IncRio Grande Bird Research has been banding birds since 1979 at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque. This project has contributed thousands of valuable bird data to the North American Bird Banding Program at the Patuxent Wildlife Laboratory. RGBR is totally operated by volunteers who give their time and energy to continue this valuable contribution to studies of dispersal and migration, behavior and social structure, life-span and survival rate, reproductive success and population growth of North American birds. The RGBR is the organization under which the Rosy Finch Project is administered. Raymond, Michael and Lee are all active volunteers of the group and have received numerous hours of education and mentorship in bird banding from RGBR. BRANT gives dollars to help offset the costs of seed, Rosy-Finch feeders and traps, mist nets and banding tools needed to conduct the research. Visit the RGBR website  or the RGBR Facebook page for more information.