Wildlands Alliance


The Alamos Wildlands Alliance Annual Bird-A-Thon is on!


As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations from people like you to keep our operation up and running. Our many projects include wildlands conservation, outreach, community building, education, and running our beautiful off-the-grid Navopatia Field Station. None of these activities can prosper without basic funding to keep the gears running. Our annual Bird-A-Thon is a fun and interactive way for us to raise those badly needed dollars. We appreciate your participation.

Your support will be felt and appreciated by all those involved with the organization, as well as the communities in Mexico who have been so kind and welcoming to our organization since it's founding.

Please visit our fundraising site by clicking on the banner to the left, or donate directly by clicking the "Please Donate" button below, and contributing the dollar amount of your choosing.



Every year during a 24-hour period, different teams of birders compete to see which team can see the largest number of bird species. Donor participants can make a general donation, or they can "bet" on a designated team. At the close of the observation period, tallies for each team are posted, a winner is announced, and details, including lists of species seen, are posted and donations finalized. Our 2013 Bird-A-Thon will take place on February 1st.

Who We Are

The Alamos Wildlands Alliance (AWA) is a 501c-3 non-profit organization incorporated in 2002. Our mission is Conservation, Education, and Research conducted largely from our Navopatia Field Station in Southern Sonora, Mexico. Through research and education we seek to promote understanding and conservation of the unique and beautiful landscapes of southern Sonora.

Why We're Here

The Pitayal -or coastal thornscrub- in southwest Sonora is an ecosystem found nowhere else on the planet. Here Organ Pipe Cactus reaches its highest density anywhere, on the shores of the Agiabanpo Estuary. We hope to protect what is left of this exceptional and important part of the world, now under siege from agricultural development and aquaculture.

What We Do

In the ten years we have been operating, we have made partnerships with individuals, government agencies, and sister non-governmental organizations in Mexico and north of the border. We have conducted baseline and long-term monitoring and research in the threatened coastal thornscrub. Our local outreach programs have taught and hosted countless students and visitors from Mexico and many other countries.

Navopatia Field Station

The Navopatia Field Station is our field camp on the shores of the Agiabampo estuary. Here students, visitors, and locals alike can spend time in the coastal thornscrub and the waters of the Agiabampo estuary and the Sea of Cortez. The field station is where our research and monitoring efforts are centered. We welcome visitors, researchers, and school groups throughout the winter operating season (December- March).
Please help us save this endangered ecosystem. Make your tax deductable donation by clicking the following Paypal link.
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