Mojave Desert Duck Pond

Mojave Desert Duck Pond

Henderson, just SE of Las Vegas, hosts the third largest body of water in S Nevada: the water treatment facility, which encompasses the city's Bird Viewing Preserve. Thousands of birds make their home in the 140-acres of preserve and its NINE ponds, surrounded by paved and dirt paths. Fall is an excellent season to visit the preserve and view migratory waterfoul and shore birds. Expect to see wood warblers, flycatchers, verdin and roadrunners. Winter brings duck season, and the preserve boasts a variety of beautiful species such as gadwall, northern pintail, bufflehead and wood ducks. I can testify in the Spring, you will see Gambel Quail, Wilson's Phalaropes and Mourning Doves. Lizards are plentiful in Spring. Photo taken March 7, 2008 - Frenchman Mountain is seen in the background.
on Mar 28, 2008 11:46 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Wildlife,  Flora,  Informational,  Scenery,  Water
Image ID: 392130


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Tracy - Mar 29, 2008 1:58 am - Hasn't voted

Nice picture;

however, the prominent peak in the background is Frenchman Mountain, often incorrectly referred to by most locals as Sunrise Mountain. Lava Butte is more to the east. Thanks for featuring Henderson's bird preserve!


lcarreau - Mar 29, 2008 2:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice picture;

Thanks; getting those two mixed up! Must of had a case of 'Frenchman's Block!' I love what the city of Henderson is doing with the bird preserve and Pittman Wash!!!
- Larry

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