Ruidoso and Lincoln County have over 200 species of birds. And the migratory flyways are nearby.
May is officially Hummingbird Month in Ruidoso, but hummingbirds are here from April to October.

All about the birds of Lincoln County. Join others who enjoy birds and want to learn more about them and their habitat. Dues are only $10 per year. Quarterly Newsletter, various birding trips monthly and interesting speakers. 575-415-4554
Enjoy the wonder of birding in the splendor of New Mexico with Bill West on Full-day Spring and Summer Tours in The Ruidoso Area! Learn more about WingsWest birding tours.
While it's a bit of a drive from Ruidoso, this Wildlife Refuge is a not-to-miss adventure for the whole family. If you have never seen 10,000 Snow Geese at one time, you won't believe it! And you may see a Whooping Crane. The Festival of the Cranes is in November.

The ducks spend the winter at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge