By Cathy Kozmary
It is that time of year when we see migrants coming through Las Vegas, as well as nesting activity. It is important to remember that we need to give birds the space they need for their habits & survival. Migrant birds are coming down to rest and refuel before they continue towards their nesting grounds. Human disturbance can be very disruptive to a successful migration.
by Leah Canvasser
One of the greatest things about birding is the way it connects us all together. The actions you take here in Southern Nevada can have a global impact far beyond what you may expect. With global temperatures increasing there is also an increased need in teaming up across the world to monitor those changes and act to correct the damage done and prevent further damage from occurring. From the recognition that temperatures are rising the National Audubon Society has started a community based science program to monitor how birds are changing alongside climate change called Climate Watch. Birds are a barometer of sorts for our environment whether it's observing what they eat to where they nest and where they migrate, they hold many answers about our environment and Climate Watch looks to harness that valuable information through volunteer observation across North America.
by Jim Nelson
photo by Jim Nelson
Andrea and I frequently visit Palm Desert, CA, which is one of our favorite birding areas. There are 3 areas we visit frequently... The Living Desert Zoo | Gardens, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa, and the Salton Sea.
By Sunshine Jowell
This month’s Red Rock Audubon Society monthly meeting was held virtually on Saturday, March 13th. We were treated to a presentation on Boreal Forest Conservation by Dr. Jeff Wells, the Audubon Vice President for Boreal Conservation and Norman Barichello, an award-winning biologist and author working with Indigenous Nations in the Yukon.
By Sunshine Jowell
On my first birding adventure to Floyd Lamb Park, I was immediately struck by the diversity of the habitat and the birds who lived there. Upon entering the park, you’re greeted in the parking lot with dozens of Canadian Geese families, who roam the park day and night. They nap on the grass, swim the water, and fly above. They make a wonderful noise, and will sometimes follow you around if they find you at all curious. Most of them don’t. We’re just visitors to their homes.