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.