In the 10th year of the contest, winning photos and honorable mentions were selected from 2,253 entrants from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 10 Canadian provinces and territories to appreciate the wonder of birds and the places they inhabit.
The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (NDCNR) announced Dr. Kristen Averyt as Nevada’s first State Climate Policy Coordinator. Dr. Averyt will play a key role in developing policy, budget, and technology pathways to help Nevada address climate change and reduce greenhouse emissions in all sectors of Nevada’s economy, including leveraging the expertise available across the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). This critical role is supported through a grant to the State of Nevada from the US Climate Alliance in partnership with NSHE.
Nevada residents and organizations have a unique opportunity to make a difference to the birds that enrich our lives.
The George Whittell Nevada Environmental Fund and the Silver State Wings Conservation Fund provide support for initiatives by Nevada residents, educational institutions and non-profit organizations that benefit our environment and its inhabitants. Applications are now available on line.
by Kristen Tovar
This fall is the first semester for the brand new UNLV Audubon Student Conservation Chapter! So far there are 32 members, and despite starting the club in a semester that has been quite different, with hurdles like social gathering restrictions, the chapter has found ways to engage the community. They meet every Thursday at 8 AM for weekly on-campus bird walks, where Andrea Wirth, Kristen Tovar, Doug Chang and Paul Rodriguez, have taught students how to identify birds. One student, Alicia, said she identifies birds in her backyard now, in between virtual classes and studying.
by Andrea WIrth
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA) is home to 20 of Clark County’s regional eBird hotspots and 33 Hole Overlook is at the top of that list in popularity with 222 species reported and 730+ eBird checklists. Lately, several rarities have been spotted there including: Mountain Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Franklin’s Gull, Red Phalarope, Sabine’s Gull, and likely others I missed.
Trash. That’s one thing that’s not rare at 33 Hole, however.
Red Rock Audubon bird lovers: Change your and your friends’ buying habits. Buy only “Audubon Certified” meats and make a difference in America’s grassland conservation.
Photo by Tabitha Kast
On September 19th Red Rock Audubon held its 1st bird walk at Floyd Lamb Park (the first since the pandemic caused everything to shut down in the spring).
Our Rainbow Owl Preserve is a little desert refuge for burrowing owls in the middle of a residential area. Set aside and fenced in, it protects a number of natural and artificial burrows. Last year 20 nestlings successfully fledged from the Preserve.
Red Rock Audubon usually raises funds through a silent auction at our general meetings to support school field trips to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Now that our general meetings are virtual, our auction is now virtual.
Why support school field trips now when schools are closed? We want to be ready when school children can meet again in their classrooms and their teachers can incorporate an educational field trip into their curriculums. Our volunteers and HBVP staff can't wait to provide these wonderful experiences again.
Please click here to be directed to the auction. You can make a donation to the field trip fund through the auction. To donate directly to us click here. If you want your donation to go to the field trip fund please note that on our payment page.
On September 19th Red Rock Audubon will host a bird walk at Floyd Lamb Park - the first since the pandemic caused everything to shut down in the spring.
Space is limited. Only ten people will be able to participate and they will be split into two groups of five with a guide. Everyone must wear a mask and keep a social distance of six feet. There will be no spotting scopes or other shared equipment. Be sure to bring your own water.
Click here to sign up. Only those who sign up will be allowed to participate. If the walk has reached capacity Red Rock Audubon will maintain a short waitlist. You will be notified of your status.