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Red Rock Audubon Society's Mission

“The mission of Red Rock Audubon society is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and other wildlife though recreation, education, conservation and habitat enhancement in southern Nevada and adjacent areas.”

“We envision environments of southern Nevada and adjacent areas that contain the full complement of native birds and other wildlife, and communities that enjoy, respect, and care for these natural resources.”

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.

~ John James Audubon

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About Red Rock Audubon Society

The Red Rock Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. The chapter was formed in 1976 and is actively involved in communities across southern Nevada. As a local Audubon organization, we are dedicated to the conservation of habitat for birds and other wildlife across southern Nevada. Red Rock Audubon Society conducts field trips, habitat restoration projects, education programs, workshops and monthly general membership meetings. All activities are open to the general public.

2016 Christmas Bird Count

It’s that time of year when the Red Rock Audubon Society gets ready to participate in the yearly Christmas Bird Count. The CBC is an annual event that takes place over six days in six different areas (circles) where novice and experienced birders spend the day counting birds. The data collected is invaluable!

What conservationists have learned through Christmas Bird Count data

Source Audubon Christmas Bird Count

  • Audubon’s 2014 Climate Change Report is a comprehensive, first-of-its kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. Of the 588 North American bird species Audubon studied, more than half are likely to be in trouble. Our models indicate that 314 species will lose more than 50 percent of their current climatic range by 2080.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has included Audubon’s climate change work from CBC data as one of 26 indicators of climate change in their 2012 report.
  • In 2009 CBC data were instrumental in the collaborative report by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – State of the Birds 2009.
  • In 2007, CBC data were instrumental in the development of Audubon’s Common Birds in Decline Report, which revealed that some of America’s most beloved and familiar birds have taken a nosedive over the past forty years.

For more information about the 2016 Christmas Bird Count, please checkout our Christmas Bird Count category for articles and photographs.

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RRAS Board Members

Officers

    • President: Douglas Chang
    • Vice-President/Programs Chair: Dr. John Ruckdeschel & Carol Cantino
    • Treasurer: Charles Stegner
    • Secretary: Jennifer Mercadante

Committee Chairs & Directors

    • Membership Chair: Cathy Kozmary
    • Communication Chair: Paul Rodriguez
    • Conservation Chair-Press Liaison: John Hiatt
    • Education Chair: Vacant
    • Field Trip Chair: Dave Bradford
    • Whittell Fund Rep: JeAnne Blackman
    • Hospitality Co Chair-Las Vegas: Mary Switalla
    • Hospitality Co Chair-Pahrump: Carol Cantino
    • Director at Large-Burrowing Owl PM: Richard Cantino
    • Director at Large-RRAS Phone: Rita Schlageter
    • Director at Large-Sanctuary: Jim Switalla