Upcoming Field Trips & Events

RRAS asks that people interested in participating in a scheduled event register for the event as soon as possible (except monthly bird walksjust show up). Knowing the number of participants helps the event leader prepare a great outing for all.


Individuals can register in person at General Meetings or by contacting the trip leader. Non-members of RRAS are welcome. Outing details (e.g., location to meet, schedule, equipment) and any last-minute changes will be provided by the leader. Please plan on arriving at the meeting place 15 minutes early so the leader can get everyone signed in. Participants are expected to have their own binoculars unless stated otherwise. Bring water, snacks, sun screen, weather gear, etc. as appropriate. Beginning birders are welcome on all trips, although only monthly bird walks will be oriented toward beginners. Please share transportation costs with drivers.

Sage-Grouse Experience
Apr 29 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free event offers an early morning
excursion to a lek to watch sage-grouse
strut. The van will then take the group
on to the Lamoille Rancher’s Center to enjoy a delicious
brunch and a presentation from experts in sage-grouse
biology and conservation. Return to Elko by noon. Each
participant will receive a Sage-grouse Experience T-shirt.
We welcome ages 12+ with adult. Transportation provided.

Reserve your seat, email: sage@nnsg.org by April 19.
More Information: 775-385-8870 or www.nnsg.org



BioBlitz – Clark County Wetlands Park @ Clark County Wetlands Park
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
BioBlitz – Clark County Wetlands Park @ Clark County Wetlands Park | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

You are the naturalist!
Explore Wetlands Park to identify as many plants and animals as possible.

Saturday, April 29: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Data viewing party 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advance registration requested:

Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee, Red Rock Audubon Society, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program

Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89122 (702) 455-7522
Questions: wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov

Print Flyer bioblitz

Birding by sound @ Spring Mountain Ranch State Park @ Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Entrance fee for vehicles with Nevada license is currently $7 and $9 for others.

Jeanne Tinsman will be leading us on this field trip.

This field trip designed to help us improve our audio bird identification knowledge and skills. Some bird sounds are quite delicate, faint, high or low register, and quick ~ this is NOT for those who have trouble hearing. We are also limiting the number of participants to eight.

We’ll not only be listening for calls and songs, but also the sounds birds make when they move (wings in flight, searching for food, drumming by woodpeckers, etc.)

Binoculars are required.

Registration for this event is full

Flycatcher Focus @ Floyd Lamb Park & Corn Creek (optional Deer Creek)
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

The focus of this trip is to view and learn how to identify flycatchers, including several species of Empidonax.  Ben Zyla will lead the trip.  To maximize the number of species, we will visit several places.  Tentatively, the trip will start at Floyd Lamb Park, travel to Corn Creek, and for those who want to continue into the afternoon, travel to Deer Creek on Mt. Charleston.  Meet at Floyd Lamb Park, last parking lot (Lot #5, group picnic area).  Limited to 12 participants.


Registration for this event is full

Discovery Park, Pahrump @ Discovery Park, Pahrump
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Monthly bird walk.  Meet on the east end of Discovery Park and park along Pahrump Valley Blvd.  Directions to Discovery Park:  From Las Vegas follow Route 160 to the 1st traffic signal…continue 1/4 mile…turn left on Calvada….continue approx.1/2 mile…turn right on Pahrump Valley Blvd…continue past Mt. Charleston…Discovery Park will be on your left.  Binoculars can be provided.  Call Carol 775-727-0645 or email  richardcantino@att.net   No need to register…just show up.

Family Day @ Clark County Wetlands Park
May 7 @ 7:00 am – 12:45 pm
Family Day @ Clark County Wetlands Park | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

Red Rock Audubon Society
Family Day Event

Sunday May 7th, 2017
7:00 am to 12:45 pm

This “by invitation” event is open to current Audubon members, their families and invited guests.

Members interested in attending this event must make a reservation through Red Rock Audubon Society’s website, at a chapter meeting or event by April 30, 2017. To help us better provide you with an excellent morning at the event please provide us with the names and ages of the people attending and activities you are interested in when you make your reservation.

Children accompanied by a family member or guardian are invited to participate in all activities.

Juice boxes and snacks will be available for children in the activities area. Bottled water will also be available. However, to reduce plastics in our environment we encourage families to bring reusable water bottles to fill at various water stations.

Bring your aluminum cans for recycling.

Event agenda:

  7:00am  – 10:30am  Welcome and sign into event
  7:00am  –   8:30am  Family Bird walk around the park
  9:15am  – 10:15am  Nature walk around the Nature Center
10:30am  – 11:30am  Activities center open – Games and Tee shirts painting
10:30am  – 10:45am  Install RRAS new officers – Meeting Room
10:45am  – 11:30am  Martin Tyner presentation – Birds of Prey in the West
11:30am  – 12:15am  Martin Tyner presents his Birds of Prey

Print a copy of the Family Day Flyer

Register yourself and your guest(s).

Enter your name and email address

Please list your guest name's below, one per line. When listing children under 18 years old, please provide their age

Let us know what you're interested in.

Springs Preserve @ Springs Preserve
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Admissions free. Meet leader that the ticketing kiosk. Bring binoculars with you. Beginner birders welcomed.

Night Birding @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Meet trip leader, Brandon Miller, at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.   Preserve staff will open the Preserve for this event, and will participate in the outing.  The schedule for sunset time is 7:36 pm, and rise of the full moon will be at 7:32 pm.  We will walk along dikes between ponds to observe birds primarily by sound.  Limited to 12 participants.

The cost for this event is $7.25 per person and is collected when individuals sign up with the City of Henderson Parks and Rec. Event sign-up information through the City of Henderson will be posted in April.

Registration for this event is full

Corn Creek @ Desert National Wildlife Center Visitor Ctr. parking lot
May 13 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Meet leader, Justin Streit, at Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, parking area (Corn Creek).  Outing will be along easy trails, probably less than a mile total walking.  Limited to 12 participants.

This trip is co-organized with USFWS. To register for this event please click on this link:

Guided tour with Red Rock Audubon Society

Registration for this event is full

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
May 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Monthly bird walk.  Easy walking.  No reservation required; just show up.  Beginners (with binoculars) welcome.

Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
May 20 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Monthly bird walk at Floyd Lamb Park.  Easy walking.   No reservation required; just show up.  Beginners (with binoculars) welcome.  Meet the leader at the last parking lot, lot #5.

Java Jaunt @ Clark County Wetlands Park
May 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Walk with a birding expert and learn about birding resources. Refreshments available. Advance signup requested using Clark County Wetlands Park’s website. Bring binoculars with you. Beginner birders welcomed.

Night Birding at Mt. Charleston @ Location To Be Provided
May 26 @ 5:45 pm – 11:00 pm

We will walk (about half a mile round trip at 9000′ elevation) at Mt. Charleston to search for owls.  Chances of seeing an owl are very low but we have a good chance of hearing one.  Flammulated Owl is our most likely possibility.  Participants should wear sturdy walking shoes, and bring warm coverups (it will probably be quite cool after the sun goes down), water, snacks, binoculars, and flashlight.  Limit 10.  We will meet in Las Vegas at 5:45 p.m. and return to town no later than 11 p.m.  Trip will be cancelled or postponed if windy conditions are forecast as we will not be able to hear any owl calls.  Meet-up location will be provided later.



9 tickets remaining.


Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Jun 17 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am

Monthly bird walk at Floyd Lamb Park.  Easy walking.   No reservation required; just show up.  Beginners (with binoculars) welcome.  Meet the leader at the last parking lot, lot #5.

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Jun 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Monthly bird walk.  Easy walking.  No reservation required; just show up.  Beginners (with binoculars) welcome.

Hawking watching at Goshute Mountain @ Goshute Mountain
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day

Goshute Mountains HawkWatch is a well-known and popular migration site with hundreds of people visiting each fall. Sitting at 9,000 feet in northeastern Nevada, the site not only offers spectacular panoramic views of nearby mountains and the Salt Flats, visitors get incredibly close views of raptors as they migrate through the Intermountain Flyway. HawkWatch International has operated the site since 1980, and it serves as one of the longest running standardized migration monitoring efforts in the West. Annual counts typically range between 10,000-25,000 migrants of up to 18 species, making this one of the largest concentrations in the western U.S. and Canada.

From Wendover, NV, take U.S. Highway Alt. 93 southwest approximately 24 miles to a major dirt road at Ferguson Springs Station. Turn west onto major dirt road and follow it 1.8 miles to the “T”. Make a right at the “T” (follow the wilderness viewing sign) and proceed for 1.3 miles to the top of the hill. Take the left fork and continue on 2 miles to the parking area at the trailhead. Be prepared for the strenuous 2.5 mile hike with a 1,800 foot elevation gain. There is no water source, so make sure to bring plenty of your own water.

We have reservations for 10 people to camp at the top of the mountain on Saturday September 30. Plan on leaving Las Vegas Friday afternoon and returning Sunday.

Our meet-up point is 7:30 am Saturday September 30, 2017 at the Trailhead Parking area. You can choose to stay in Wendover or camp at the Trailhead parking lot on Friday and Saturday night. You can also choose to camp on top of the mountain on Saturday night.

What to Bring

  • Binoculars
  • Bird Field Guide (we have Jerry Liguori’s raptor guide books available at our store)
  • Water (plenty of water!)
  • Food/snacks
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Dress in layers, as the weather can be variable at this altitude (windshell, base layer, jacket, gloves, etc.)
  • Camera

5 tickets remaining.