Birding in Sierra County
With as many as 506 of the continent's 800+ species making their homes here or migrating through the region, New Mexico ranks fourth nationally in diversity of bird species. Sierra County is along the Rocky Mountain flyway and its diverse life zones offer some of the very best birding in the state. The lakes, rivers, riparian areas, Chihuahuan desert and mountain areas within the county offer wonderful birding opportunities. Within this varied habitat there is an elevation gain from 4,260 ft to over 10,000 ft.