Sunset Park - Birding in the Park - Red Rock Audubon

Familiar Desert Bird, Ducks and MIgration at Sunset Park!

5 Attendees
Event Type: Birding Event
Open to Non-members: Yes
Members Price: $0
Non-members Price: $0
Start Time: 04/24/2024 07:30 AM
End Time: 04/24/2024 09:30 AM

Location: Sunset Park

    2601 Sunset Rd
    Las Vegas NV, 89120

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Sunset Park is a great place to see familiar desert birds in remaining mesquite groves of this old and spacious park. Located near the international airport and major streets, it's loud and busy with human traffic. If you can tolerate a bit of in-your face Las Vegas stimulus, then the reward will often be close looks at an assortment of desert birds that are accustomed to people and have just enough habitat to make Sunset Park home. There are good chances that we will run into Black and Say's Phoebes, Gambel's Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Phainopepla, and Abert's Towhee.
The lake at Sunset Park hosts a variety of waterfowl that often become accustomed to people. The park attracts hawks, falcons, and hosts a pair of Great Horned Owls. The combination of mesquite groves, grassy lawns, pine groves, fruiting mulberries, and water makes Sunset Park a great visit.

Meeting Location: Park in the lot in front of the marked restrooms just south of the Pickleball courts and look for the friendly folks with binoculars. You can enter from either S Eastern Ave or E Sunset Rd.

Map: Link to map

As always, when birding in our arid climate please remember to bring enough water, protection from the sun, and snacks as needed for yourself. Don’t forget your binoculars if you have them. 

Interested in what birds (over 260 species) were recently seen at Sunset Park? Click here

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