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.

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
9
Thu
Las Vegas Wash @ Las Vegas Wash
Nov 9 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

We will be led by Debbie Van Dooremolen to several locations in Las Vegas Wash below the Wetlands Park Visitor Center.  Meet at the Duck Creek Trailhead of the Clark County Wetlands Park  located on Broadbent Blvd., about 1 ¼ miles SE from the intersection of Tropicana and Boulder Hwy.; street address would be about 5310 S. Broadbent Blvd.).  We’ll be driving to a few different stops from there.

Register

3 tickets remaining.

$0.00

Nov
11
Sat
Springs Preserve @ Springs Preserve
Nov 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 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 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 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).

Nov
24
Fri
Southern California Urban Birding @ Los Angeles Count Arboretum
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day

We will be visiting various urban birding spots around Southern California  and visiting a L. A. iconic eatery or two. This will be a great trip for photographers as well

We will start be visiting the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia California on Friday morning 9:00am. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site located in what was the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita in the city of Arcadia. This not only a great place for birders, folks that are into gardening will enjoy walking the grounds too.

Hotel info: Look for something in either Arcadia, Monrovia or Pasadena.

If you have any questions please contact:

Paul Rodriguez
seotrafficleader@gmail.com

 

 

 

Register

8 tickets remaining.

$0.00

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.

Registration for this event is full

Dec
3
Sun
Dusk birding at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 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.

 

Registration for this event is full

Dec
11
Mon
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve – Bird Walk @ Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Dec 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

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

Dec
15
Fri
Christmas Bird Counts – Ash Meadows NWR Circle 12/15/17 @ Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Dec 15 all-day

CBC Participant Information:

“There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website. “

Anyone can participate.  However, if you are a beginning birder, you will need to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. You will be counting all species and numbers that you can identify.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds.

Your compiler (Ryan Wallis ryanawallis@gmail.com or 775-372-5435 ext. 119)will provide you with:

Circle compiling meetup location and time.

Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.

Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water.  Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field

 

Register

30 tickets remaining.

$0.00

Dec
16
Sat
Christmas Bird Count – Desert National Wildlife Refuge @ Corn Creek Circle 12/16/17 @ Desert National Wildlife Refuge @ Corn Creek
Dec 16 all-day

CBC Participant Information:

“There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website. “

Anyone can participate.  However, if you are a beginning birder, you will need to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. You will be counting all species and numbers that you can identify.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds.

Your compiler (Christiana Manville – cmanvill@yahoo.com or 702-672-1411) will provide you with:

Circle compiling meetup location and time.

Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.

Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water.  Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field

Register

27 tickets remaining.

$0.00

Dec
18
Mon
Christmas Bird Count – Pahranagat NWR Circle 12/18/17 @ Pahranagat NWR
Dec 18 all-day

CBC Participant Information:

“There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website. “

Anyone can participate.  However, if you are a beginning birder, you will need to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. You will be counting all species and numbers that you can identify.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds.

Your compiler (Rob Vinson – james_vinson@fws.gov or 775-725-3417 ext 102) will provide you with:

Circle compiling meetup location and time.

Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.

Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water.  Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field

Register

29 tickets remaining.

$0.00

Dec
20
Wed
Christmas Bird Count – Henderson Circle 12/20/17 @ Henderson Circle
Dec 20 all-day

CBC Participant Information:

“There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website. “

Anyone can participate.  However, if you are a beginning birder, you will need to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. You will be counting all species and numbers that you can identify.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds.

Your compilers (Neil McDonal mvc8@cox.net) & (Andrea Wirth: aawirth100@gmail.com) will provide you with:

Circle compiling meetup location and time.

Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.

Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water.  Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field

Register

28 tickets remaining.

$0.00

Dec
31
Sun
Christmas Bird Count – Muddy Rivers Circle 12/31/17 @ Muddy River
Dec 31 all-day

CBC Participant Information:

“There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website. “

Anyone can participate.  However, if you are a beginning birder, you will need to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. You will be counting all species and numbers that you can identify.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds.

Your compiler (Dave Syzdek – dsyzdek@gmail.com or 702-714-0003) will provide you with:

Circle compiling meetup location and time.

Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.

Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water.  Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field

Register

28 tickets remaining.

$0.00

Jan
1
Mon
Christmas Bird Count – Red Rock Canyon Area Circle 1/1/18 @ Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas, NV
Jan 1 all-day

CBC Participant Information:

“There is a specific methodology to the CBC and all participants MUST make arrangements IN ADVANCE with the Circle Compiler or sign up for each circle on Red Rock Audubon’s website. “

Anyone can participate.  However, if you are a beginning birder, you will need to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. It’s important you let the compiler know your birding experience level. You will be counting all species and numbers that you can identify.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes through a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear in a 24 hour period. Volunteers need to prepared for a long day in the field. Some circles will include predawn counts of nocturnal birds.

Your compiler (Cathy Kozmary -cathy.kozmary@gmail.com, 702-465-6770 and Angel Poe acpoe@yahoo.com, 478-954-3852) will provide you with:

Circle compiling meetup location and time.

Specific group route and CBC instructions for the day.

Volunteers need to wear the appropriate clothing for the local weather conditions, bring food and water.  Binoculars and communication devices are required. You need to be prepared for a full day in the field

Register

30 tickets remaining.

$0.00

Jan
5
Fri
Fun for All @ Palm Springs, CA
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

Registration for this event is full