I'd like to start a dialogue with somebody who lives and birds in the Las Vegas area with tips as to how I can get some birding in when I visit there on the week of May 18-23. This will be a business trip, and on certain days not only will I not only be able to bird, I won't even have my binoculars or camera with me (we will be out in the desert 80 miles north of town, working out in the open). They are picking us up at the airport on that Sunday, driving us to a seedy hotel in Las Vegas that is north and outside of the tourist zone, and then we will spend 1 to 2 days cooped up in the hotel, having planning sessions. Then we will go out to the open desert, work a couple of days, then return to the hotel on Thursday (Probably Wednesday night). My flight home is Friday afternoon. My best shot at birding will be that Thursday afternoon/Friday morning period, unless I get reidiculously lucky, and can get out Monday afternoon. If I get really lucky, I might have all Thursday, or at least most of it open.
I have been birding in the area more than once (Henderson Preserve, Mt Charleston, etc), but usually have my own car. I haven't looked it up, yet, but I'm thinking about taking a city bus from North Las Vegas to Hednderson Preserve, and/or Sunset Park (I am big on public transportation).
Any and all input about birding without a car would be appreciated. If anybody is going out to Corn Creek or Mt Charleston (after work?), and there's room in the car, I would love to pitch in gas money.
BTW if anybody has a known spot for Ringtail, please let me know.
Thomas Geza Miko,
B.Sc. Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation & Lab Safety
653 S. Indian Hill Blvd., unit C
Claremont, CA 91711