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.
by Cathy Kozmary
Juvenile Osprey at Corn Creek. Photo by Cathy Kozmary
In pursuit of the recently reported Eastern Kingbird at Corn Creek, a few birders/photographers ventured out early this morning to find rare visitor. At first our attention was focused on an Osprey as it is uncommon to see that species at Corn Creek. It was perched on the snag directly behind the visitor center overlooking the pond. Someone remarked, it’s a juvenile – it doesn’t know that there aren’t any fish in the pond here! (Implication is that an adult would know better!)