Where to Go Birding in Las Vegas

If you want to make bird watching a hobby, Las Vegas is the go-to place. Bird watching is the most sort after sport in the USA according to the National Audubon Society with approximately 51.3 million birders.

1. Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Located at 2400 B Moser Drive 89015, beside the intersection of Boulder Highway and Sunset Road, the preserve is a gated area within a water treatment facility. Admission to Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is free; even better, they rent binoculars in case you come without. There is a guide to help with the unfamiliar bird species in the preserve. The preserve is open daily between 6 am to 3 pm.

2. Wetlands Park Nature Reserve

Located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane 89122 off of East Tropicana, Wetlands Park Nature Preserve consists of ponds, trails, and a bird viewing blind. The park admits visitors free of charge to its Nature Center Exhibit Hall, other events and activities. It was founded in 1999 and has hosted approximately 1.5 million visitors since then. The birds in the facility include herons, egrets, ducks, and geese.

3. Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Canyon, located within the Mojave Desert a few miles west of Las Vegas, boasts a visitor center, 13-mile scenic drive, hikes, trails, camping, biking, photography, flora, and fauna. The trails are a habitat for a wide variety of birds. Birds live and migrate through the trails. During Fall, beautiful birds migrate to the Red Rock Canyon. For example, the Ash-throated flycatchers are the most common seasonal migrants at the preserve

4. Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary

Located at 8103 Racel Street, Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary is committed to providing a secure home for animals , education, and cultural experiences to its visitors. The preserve sits in a seven-acre land and boasts of over 500 species of exotic birds and others trayed domestic animals; explaining their tagline, “More than meets the Birds eye.”

5. Wildlife Habitat

Located on the Strip, the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is home to Chilean Flamingos, Ring Teal Ducks, Sacred Ibis, Two Brown Pelicans, ducks, swans, turtles, and koi fish. The preserve is opened daily from dawn to dusk and is free of charge. 

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