MARCH 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST, 2014 OUR HOURS WILL BE 6:00 AM TO 2:00 PM,
LAST ENTRY IS 1:30 PM.
BEGINNING JUNE 1ST, THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, OUR HOURS
WILL BE 6 AM TO NOON, LAST ENTRY AT 11:30 AM.
The entrance to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is off Galleria Drive. Take
the US95/I515 freeway to the Galleria exit 64B, go east and cross Boulder
Highway. The Preserve entrance will be on the north side of the road, follow the
driveway and signs to the parking lot and Visitors Center. The physical address
of the Preserve is 350 E. Galleria Dr., Henderson, Nevada, 89015. Our phone number
We had Eighty-one (81)species observed from May 12, 2014 through May 18, 2014.
Migration seems to be winding down, there are far fewer Warblers and Flycatchers around as of 5-25-14.
The following birds were seen and/or heard by staff and visitors at the Henderson
Bird Viewing Preserve east of Las Vegas:
Canada Goose (babies)
Blue-winged Teal (1 drake)
Northern Shoveler (Only a few remaining)
Ruddy Duck (babies)
Gambel's Quail (babies, first seen 5-18-14)
Pied-billed Grebe (babies)
American White Pelican (1 adult in breeding plumage, 5-24, 5-25)
Common Gallinule (babies)
American Coot (babies)
Killdeer (babies and nesting)
Black-necked Stilt (nesting on Pond 4)
American Avocet (nesting on Pond 4)
Forster's Tern (75 % likely to be Forster's rather than Common Tern, per Dr. Will Pratt, who observed the bird.)
Eurasian Collared Dove
Hawk sp. - I observed this bird, along with Charles and Diane, from about ¼ mile away, on a cell tower. It appeared smaller than a Red-tailed Hawk, perhaps ¾ RTH size, whitish front, very red upperwings
with what appeared to be a whitish patch diagonally along the wing. Unable to make a certain determination of species even at 60 power in the scope.
"Western" type flycatcher (No vocalizations heard)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Verdin (nesting and many young around)
Marsh Wren (nesting)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (babies and nesting near the Visitors Center)
Crissal Thrasher (2 young birds, along with their parents observed north of Pond 4 on 5-25-14)
Phainopepla (2 females observed 5-20-14 by Je Anne Branca and John Taylor)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Heard)
Great-tailed Grackle (nesting and young)