Baby birds of prey, entertaining all day. By, Mandi Crinigan
Previously, I told you the story of a fledgling House Finch. It’s super easy to be cute if you are a baby songbird. But can “Birds of Prey” also be cute and entertaining? Oh yes, absolutely! They can also scare the bejeezus out of you!
The happiness and happenings of my backyard buddies.
By, Mandi Crinigan
It’s routine. Before my coffee or any other household demands, I’m outside tending to my yard. Really, I’m tending to the habitat and nourishment of my backyard birds. “I have to water the plants.” really means I’m checking the bird baths, the seeds, the hummingbird feeders and yes, I am also watering the plants. I tell the birds they are making a mess, that I have their snacks and fresh water for them. They watch me move around the yard. My presence is expected and only disturbs my more sensitive visitors, like the Gambel's Quail and Mourning Doves. The House Finches are particularly busy and needy right now.
Photos and Article By: Cathy Kozmary and Andrea Wirth
The Red Rock Audubon Society (RRAS) organized a group of volunteers who spent a morning on March 27th filling in open fence posts in the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Pahranagat/). Red Rock Audubon’s mission is to bring people together for the conservation and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife, and the natural world throughout Southern Nevada and neighboring areas. This event is a part of ensuring this mission is accomplished.
Article and Photos By: Cathy Kozmary
Whilst some may think that Shoshone CA was built around the Crowbar Café & Saloon, the true source of the tiny town lies in it’s incredible spring. From it flows more than 700 gallons of water per minute, and provides the town with drinking water, fills the pool, the pond and the wetlands. Back in 80’s, a small population of the Shoshone Pupfish was discovered – 12 of them in total. They were put into a small pond near the source of the spring, protected and have grown into a thriving population. These Pupfish exist only in Shoshone, a small city with a variety of wildlife. Len Warren, with The Nature Conservancy, agreed to spend a Sunday morning hosting a Red Rock Audubon birding event, and show us his work in the Shoshone Wetlands. He said, “Let’s meet at the CROWBAR!”