The Big Sit is an annual non-competitive competition, where a group of birders tries to identify as many avian species by sight and sound from a single stationary position within a specific period of time. The focus of the BIG SIT is to promote interest and awareness of birding in the local community, as well as promote membership to great originations like the RRAS. It is a great way to collect the birding community to one location to help work on identification skills, share stories, and help promote RRAS membership.
National Audubon shared some facts with its board members at their meeting this past June. You might want to take notice.
This summer, Doug and Nancy Chang were invited by National Audubon to Washington, DC, to meet with members of Congress to discuss policy issues important to birds. The national board set up meetings for its members to meet with their respective elected officials regarding two timely issues: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and The Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The current administration is seeking to change how the MBTA will be enforced. It will specifically decline to prosecute businesses for incidental bird deaths, leaving little incentive for businesses to develop and adopt practices that would avoid such deaths. National Audubon believes that the proposed changes to the Act, which turned 100 years old this year, will be extremely harmful to many species of birds.
Red Rock Audubon is fortunate to have many members that volunteer countless hours supporting the club's mission to bring people together in the enjoyment and conservation of birds and nature.
One of those members is Bob Furtek who has been with Red Rock Audubon since the 1980's. Bob's work for our organization was recognized at our April, 2018, general meeting.
Red Rock Audubon proudly displayed the winners of the 2017 National Audubon Photography Awards at a reception at Lake Las Vegas on Friday September 28th. Club members and guests enjoyed this wonderful view of nature hosted by the Lake Las Vegas Sports Club, Chef Scott Commings and Raintree Investments. The exhibit showcased some incredible photographs and included interesting information regarding the featured birds. Approximately eighty attendees were happy to learn about our organization and things we do to promote people being outdoors and enjoying nature.