Joy Academy joined Red Rock Audubon for an enjoyable outing at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Doug and Nancy Chang hosted 30 children and adults as they explored the Preserve and observed some of our resident and visiting birds.
They learned how to spot the differences between American Coots and Common Gallinules. They learned they can identify Ruddy Ducks by their blue beaks. They learned the feeding habits of mourning doves and house finches and how the beaks of different birds are shaped because of the foods they eat.
Becoming intrigued by little bits of information like this can spark a lifelong interest in birds. Red Rock Audubon members can play a part in shaping the future of birds and birding in our country by getting involved with events like school group outings. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us via our website.
The last day in August 2019, was hotter than normal for this time of year. Our dedicated members still showed up to improve the habitat for our feathered friends at the Rainbow Owl Preserve.
Sixteen people dug and raked and pulled invasive Russian thistle and other weeds to clean out the area. 000 Trash was picked up and recently planted native plants got a nice drink of water. The benefit to the owls is a better line of sight to spot potential predators, although the resident owls did not seem too happy with us disturbing their quiet morning.
Next clean up is scheduled for November 23rd. If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer please contact Doug Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org.