Red Rock Audubon Field Trips & Events

Get outside!  Come join us for a leisurely walk to experience some of the dramatic natural diversity of southern Nevada. Get up close to birds, enjoy the expansive views of the desert, and walk among some of the meadows that Las Vegas is named after. All of our guided walks are hosted by local volunteers that are happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with any age or level of experience in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Binoculars can enhance the outings, but an interest in the natural environment is really all that is required to have a good time. Wear climate appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear, and bringing some water and snack are also good ideas.

Come out and experience how beautiful and unique this piece of the world is.

 

Apr
21
Sat
Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Photo by Trish Wooddy

A true oasis in the Mojave, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs has been a park since 1964 and a significant desert ecosystem for millennia longer. Surrounded by sagebrush flats that lay at the foot of Gass Peak, Multiple species of trees encircle four stocked ponds that are always popular with waterfowl and local fishermen. The diversity of the surrounding area offers an excellent opportunity to see a wide variety of resident species and visiting migrants. The park includes the Tule Springs Ranch, Tule Springs Archaeological Site, and Tule Springs Wash. Tell the staff at the gate that you are here for the Audubon walk. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs.

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.

 

 

Apr
28
Sat
Qigong in the Park @ Discovery Park @ Discovery Park
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Free event

Qigong is a mind/body practice based on traditional Chinese exercises that revitalize and balance the body as well as calm the mind. This meet-up is suitable for beginners who enjoy gentle exercise in a natural environment.

Parking on Pahrump Valley Blvd.

Carol Cantino – 775-727-0645

Tamalyn Taylor – 702-528-6214

Youth Bird Walk at Bioblitz Event @ Clark County Wetlands Park
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Meet up at Parking lot of the Wetlands Park Nature Center at 9:00 am

Young birdwatchers/naturalist – Join Red Rock Audubon’s Youth Outreach leader Angel Poe to identify as many plants and animals as possible at Wetlands Park.

Free, family friendly fun.

Data Viewing Party from 12 pm to 1 pm

 

 

Apr
29
Sun
Birding by Sound @ Clark County Wetlands Park
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Register

3 tickets remaining.

$0.00

May
5
Sat
Bird walk @ Discovery Park - Pahrump
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Vermillion Flycatcher with lunch
Vermillion Flycatcher with lunch

Oscar Wilde has his revenge as we walk the holes of this remediated golf course. Sand traps and water hazards have been transformed into ponds, creeks and native ecosystems less frequently associated with urban southern Nevada add a touch of whimsy. Come wander former fairways and happily end up in the rough as we look for migrant visitors. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, The RRAS is proud to have taken on a leading role in the development of this project.

May
10
Thu
Birds & Beer @ Lovelady Brewing Co.
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you love birds? Talking about birds? Being around fellow bird lovers and drinking a beer, then this is the event for YOU! Bring friends!!!

Come, hang out with fellow bird lovers and enjoy a great craft beer at the Lovelady Brewing Company.Food will be available for purchase from the Son of a Pig food truck.

May
11
Fri
Birding @ Hualapai Mountain Park
May 11 @ 6:30 am – 5:30 pm

We will meet in Boulder City at the parking lot of Hoover Dam lodge (park on the side closest to Boulder City- see map) leaving non-carpooling vehicles there. Departing at 6:30 am, travel to Hualapai Mountain Park takes approximately 1 and 3/4 hours. We will visit 4 areas in the Hualapai Mountain park complex, Hualapai Mountain road, Aspen peak trail in Hualapai Mountain Park, Deer Creek picnic ground, and Cow Camp/New Years Spring, Plan to hike up to 4 miles. Wear hiking type shoes, bring water, snacks and lunch. Can be cool during the first few hours, warming into the low 90’s by the afternoon. This will be an all day event of 10+ hours.

More information about Hualapai Mountain Park can be found by following the link: http://www.mcparks.com/parks/hualapai-mtn-park/

Mike Baker will be leading the trip but please contact Andrea Wirth (aawirth100 at gmail.com) with any questions prior to registration.

Register

10 tickets remaining.

$0.00

May
12
Sat
Bird walk @ Springs Preserve
May 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Anna'a Hummingbird

Come see where humans and wildlife have gathered for thousands of years to quench their thirst in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Thousands of years. Walk the trails among cottonwoods, learn what a cienega really is and explore the desert botanical gardens. Species of wildlife seen at the Springs Preserve will vary, as the mix of resident and migratory species change with the seasons. All of this, amazingly, in the middle of a city of 2 million+ people. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs. The Red Rock Audubon general meeting follows after the walk at the Nevada State Museum and the public is invited.

May
14
Mon
Bird walk HBVP @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Avocet

Officially created from a defunct water treatment facility in 1967, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve appears to be a mirage at first glance, but its nine ponds have created an oasis in the desert and a great place to see a lot of different birds. Come with us for a walk and see how industrial land can be repurposed and adapted to attract wildlife and create a unique natural environment. A wide variety of resident and migratory water fowls can be seen at this location year-round. You’ll enjoy excellent access to the birds thanks to the maintained grounds and pre-built structures. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs.

 

 

May
16
Wed
Herb, Birds and Lunch
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Glenda Bona, Master Gardener and past Manager of the Southern Nevada Milkweed Project

Topic: Herbs that benefit bees, butterflies, birds and beneficial (insects). Fresh herbs for our kitchen

Activities: We will tie fresh herbs on drying sticks to use in our home kitchen while observing nearby birds on Discovery Park.

Lunch: We will have the option of tasting fresh herbs while enjoying lunch.

Space is limited to 12 persons. Red Rock Audubon members only event.

Location: 1060 Daytona St. Pahrump, Nevada

Register

12 tickets remaining.

$0.00

May
19
Sat
Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
May 19 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Photo by Trish Wooddy

A true oasis in the Mojave, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs has been a park since 1964 and a significant desert ecosystem for millennia longer. Surrounded by sagebrush flats that lay at the foot of Gass Peak, Multiple species of trees encircle four stocked ponds that are always popular with waterfowl and local fishermen. The diversity of the surrounding area offers an excellent opportunity to see a wide variety of resident species and visiting migrants. The park includes the Tule Springs Ranch, Tule Springs Archaeological Site, and Tule Springs Wash. Tell the staff at the gate that you are here for the Audubon walk. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs.

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.

 

 

May
26
Sat
Save the Birds — Knock Down Illegal, Bird-Killing Mining Claim Markers in Basin and Range National Monument @ Basin and Range National Monument
May 26 @ 8:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Join Jim Boone and RRAS in removing mine markers from the Basin and Range National Monument. (What’s the deal with mine markers? – learn more here)

Important: Since Basin and Range National Monument (B&RNM), about 3 hours north of Las Vegas, is too far to go for a day, this event will be a campout.

We will meet at the Cannery Casino (3rd floor, parking garage, towards the elevators) at 8 AM Saturday morning and car-pool north to B&RNM. We should arrive in time for lunch, and then we will hike into the rolling hills to knock down mining claim markers in the afternoon.
We will camp in the mining claim area, which is about 5,000 ft elevation. There are no campground facilities, so we will need to bring everything we need. Depending on the array of vehicles, we can camp in an area accessible for sedans or we can camp farther back on rougher roads.

Sunday morning, we will again be hiking into the rolling hills to knock down more mining claim markers. After lunch, we will head home in time for dinner.

For people who really want to come, but can only participate one day, come on Saturday and plan to get home late or spend the night in Alamo. There is no cell phone service, so coming up Sunday morning and looking for us would not work because you might not find us.

Bring binoculars and hiking boots, plus camp gear. When we know who is interested, we can coordinate cook gear and other “community” equipment including firewood. Some camping gear is available to borrow. Plan to hike 4-5 miles each day.

Read more about the issues with mine claim markers and their effects on birds in this RRAS blog post from 2016: http://redrockaudubon.com/news/illegal-mining-claim-markers/.

Terrain & Mine Markers at B&RNM:

Mine Markers in B&RNM
Photo credit: Jim Boone
Mine Markers in B&RNM
Photo Credit: Jim Boone
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8 tickets remaining.

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Jun
11
Mon
Bird walk HBVP @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Jun 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Avocet

Officially created from a defunct water treatment facility in 1967, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve appears to be a mirage at first glance, but its nine ponds have created an oasis in the desert and a great place to see a lot of different birds. Come with us for a walk and see how industrial land can be repurposed and adapted to attract wildlife and create a unique natural environment. A wide variety of resident and migratory water fowls can be seen at this location year-round. You’ll enjoy excellent access to the birds thanks to the maintained grounds and pre-built structures. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs.

 

 

Jun
16
Sat
Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Jun 16 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

 

Photo by Trish Wooddy

A true oasis in the Mojave, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs has been a park since 1964 and a significant desert ecosystem for millennia longer. Surrounded by sagebrush flats that lay at the foot of Gass Peak, Multiple species of trees encircle four stocked ponds that are always popular with waterfowl and local fishermen. The diversity of the surrounding area offers an excellent opportunity to see a wide variety of resident species and visiting migrants. The park includes the Tule Springs Ranch, Tule Springs Archaeological Site, and Tule Springs Wash. Tell the staff at the gate that you are here for the Audubon walk. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs.

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.

 

 

Jun
29
Fri
Joint Nevada Audubon Chapter Field Trip to Ruby Mountains
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day

Details are being developed.

Jul
9
Mon
Bird walk HBVP @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Jul 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Avocet

Officially created from a defunct water treatment facility in 1967, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve appears to be a mirage at first glance, but its nine ponds have created an oasis in the desert and a great place to see a lot of different birds. Come with us for a walk and see how industrial land can be repurposed and adapted to attract wildlife and create a unique natural environment. A wide variety of resident and migratory water fowls can be seen at this location year-round. You’ll enjoy excellent access to the birds thanks to the maintained grounds and pre-built structures. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs.

 

 

Aug
13
Mon
Bird walk HBVP @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Aug 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Avocet

Officially created from a defunct water treatment facility in 1967, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve appears to be a mirage at first glance, but its nine ponds have created an oasis in the desert and a great place to see a lot of different birds. Come with us for a walk and see how industrial land can be repurposed and adapted to attract wildlife and create a unique natural environment. A wide variety of resident and migratory water fowls can be seen at this location year-round. You’ll enjoy excellent access to the birds thanks to the maintained grounds and pre-built structures. As always, dress appropriately and bring your kids and your binoculars if you have them, but sorry, no dogs.