.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

UNM students, staff create bird list project

-A A +A
By Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE – Phred Benham’s ears easily picked out the “cheep” of a ladder-backed woodpecker from the din of a late afternoon on the University of New Mexico campus.
The 25-year-old University of New Mexico graduate student set off across a little campus road toward University House, where many of the university’s presidents have lived over the years.
Raising his binoculars, Benham spotted the woodpecker as she tap-tap-tapped her way around the trunk of a crab apple in the front yard of the house.
“He’s got some great bird habitat,” Benham said of UNM President David Schmidly, for whom the house serves as a ceremonial on-campus residence.
When it comes to campus bird habitat, Benham and a group of friends know what they’re talking about. Since May, the bird-watching students and faculty members have been scouring the campus, compiling a list of all the birds they see. The informal “UNM Campus Bigyear” project is already up to 105 species, and ornithology professor Chris Witt says they could easily get more than 130 by the time the project wraps up next April.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday