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.

Registration

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.

Aug
27
Sun
Shorebird Migration & Nesting Box Project @ Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Aug 27 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Group will meet Rob Vinson, Refuge Manager at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center at 7:00 am. We’ll check out the duck nesting boxes (Eagle Scout Project) and than look for fall migrating water fowls.

Registration for this event is full

Sep
2
Sat
Discovery Park Bird Walk @ Discovery Park, Pahrump
Sep 2 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 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.

Sep
9
Sat
Springs Preserve Bird Walk @ Springs Preserve
Sep 9 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Bird walk.  Admission to Preserve free.  Meet leader at the ticketing kiosk.  Bring binoculars with you.  Beginner birders welcomed.

Sep
11
Mon
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve – Bird Walk @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Sep 11 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

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

Sep
16
Sat
Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Sep 16 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 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 (group picnicking; lot #5).

Sep
17
Sun
Corn Creek Bird walk @ Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 17 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

This event is co-organized with USFWS.

To sign up for this event please click on the link  here.

Meet leader, Neil McDonal, at Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, parking area (Corn Creek).  Outing will be along easy trails, probably less than a mile total walking.

Sep
24
Sun
Birding by Sound @ Clark County Wetlands Park
Sep 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 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.

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Sep
29
Fri
Hawk 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
  • Water (plenty of water!)
  • Food/snacks
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Dress in layers, as the weather can be variable at this altitude (wind shell, base layer, jacket, gloves, etc.)
  • Camera

Registration for this event is full

Oct
7
Sat
Discovery Park Bird Walk @ Discovery Park, Pahrump
Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 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.

Oct
8
Sun
Fall Warblers – in field identification workshop @ Floyd Lamb Park
Oct 8 @ 6:45 am – 1:00 pm

Group will meet at Parking Lot #5 (last parking lot) at 6:45 am.

Ben Zyla will help us through the challenging job of identifying warblers during fall migration. Depending on what we get to see at Floyd Lamb Park, we may also travel to Corn Creek and Deer Creek.

 

 

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Oct
9
Mon
Overton WMA Field trip @ Overton WMA
Oct 9 @ 6:00 am – 1:00 pm

Participants should plan on meeting  6:00 AM at:

Valero Gas Station off I-15 (1000 E Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89030)

Mike Baker will be leading this field trip.

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Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve – Bird Walk @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Oct 9 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

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

Oct
14
Sat
Springs Preserve @ Springs Preserve
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Bird walk.  Admission to Preserve free.  Meet leader at the ticketing kiosk.  Bring binoculars with you.  Beginner birders welcomed.

Oct
21
Sat
Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 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 (group picnicking; lot #5).

Oct
27
Fri
San Diego – Fall Migration Field Trip @ San Diego
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day

October 27 – 29, 2017

Theresa Hyde will be taking us to various place to experience fall migration through San Diego. We’ll plan on leaving Las Vegas early Friday October 27.

Lodging information and detailed birding locations in San Diego will be posted later.

 

Registration for this event is full

Nov
4
Sat
Discovery Park Bird Walk @ Discovery Park, Pahrump
Nov 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 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.

Nov
11
Sat
Springs Preserve @ Springs Preserve
Nov 11 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Bird walk.  Admission to Preserve free.  Meet leader at the ticketing kiosk.  Bring binoculars with you.  Beginner birders welcomed.

Nov
13
Mon
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve – Bird Walk @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Nov 13 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

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

Nov
18
Sat
Floyd Lamb Park @ Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 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 (group picnicking; lot #5).

Dec
2
Sat
Pine Creek RRCA – Field Trip @ Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Participants should meet at Pine Creek Trailhead parking lot at 7:00 am. The meet-up point is on the 13 mile scenic drive. Red Rock Canyon is a fee area.

Justin Streit will be leading this field trip.

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Dec
3
Sun
Dusk birding at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Birding at dusk and night at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.

Participants meet at 3:30 pm. Explore the Preserve during sunset and at night with full moon.

Brandon Miller will be leading this trip.

 

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Jan
5
Fri
Fun for All @ Palm Springs, CA @ San Diego
Jan 5 – Jan 7 all-day

The itinerary for this field trip will appeal to birders and non-birders.

We will visit Indian Canyons, Moorten Botanical Garden, Coachella Valley Preserve, the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.

We plan on leaving from Las Vegas at 7:30 am on Friday. Caravan with the group OR meet at Indian Canyons, 38500 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs at 12:00 pm with your picnic lunch.

Suggested hotels: Royal Sun Inn, 1700 S. Palm Canyon Drive, or Vagabond Inn, 1699 S. Palm Canyon Drive

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