Birding 101 with Red Rock Audubon: Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
April 29, 11:00 am
Join us for adaptive birding at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. The mostly flat trails provide a great adaptive hiking experience by themselves. Volunteers with the Red Rock Audubon Society will lead us around the preserve and help identify bird species that frequent the ponds and vegetation. They will provide binoculars for us, and volunteers will help hold the binoculars if we need assistance.
There are approximately four miles of trails:
The trails are on top of berms which separate nine ponds. Most berms have trees along the edges which rim the ponds and provide some shade. Scenes of the local mountains through the branches and across the ponds make great photos.
There is a flat boardwalk with a deck that extends out over the water for a closer bird viewing experience.
Bring a sack lunch. There are picnic tables on the back porch of the Visitor Center.
How to get there: The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is located southeast of Sam Boyd Stadium. From US 95, go east on Galleria Drive past the Cowabunga Bay Water Park. Cross Boulder Highway. At 0.7 miles past Boulder Highway, turn north (left) onto North Moser Drive. There will be a monument-type sign for Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve on the ground at the turn and also a blue sign on a light pole at the Moser Drive turn.
Moser Drive wanders around for 0.4 miles through several turns. And each turn, there are signs directing you to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Park at the Visitor Center which is the entrance to the trails. We will meet outside the entrance to Visitor Center. There is no entrance fee.
ParaTransit does serve the park location, but it is safer to carry these directions for your driver.
The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve closes at 2:00 pm every day. This means that our cars have to be gone from the parking lot by 2:00 because they lock the parking gate. Otherwise you have to come back tomorrow to get your car!