New Chapter: Aldea de Santa Fe
We are pleased to welcome a new NestWatch Chapter, our first in New Mexico. Aldea de Santa Fe is a residential community which boasts an active birding club and is officially certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat. Two years ago, a team of volunteers began a nest box project to benefit the Juniper Titmouse and other small cavity-nesting birds, including Mountain Chickadee and Bewick’s Wren. In a short amount of time, they have risen to become our single largest contributor of data from the state of New Mexico, as well as the biggest contributor of data on the little-known Juniper Titmouse. We are thrilled to have them as our newest Chapter, and keen to increase submissions from the juniper and piñon habitats of the Southwest.