By Paul Rodriguez
On November 4th we did our first UNLV campus bird walk. This is part of a larger project that we've been working on that has to do with “Urban Birding”
My thoughts have been, how do we get people to care about our wildlife refuges, our national parks, and monuments? What would it take to make them see the importance of saving a place like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or the rain forests of Central and South America?
I think the key is getting folks to become aware of the birds that live and migrate through their own backyards. Through their parks and schools. If they can learn about the birds that live in their urban environment, then maybe, just maybe they will start to care about the birds and their habitats on a global level.
I invite you to come along on our next UNLV bird walk. Most importantly, bring a non-birding friend, your child, or grandchild. Let’s teach them to fall in love with the birds that live amongst us.
Special thanks to Andrea Wirth for making the UNLV campus bird walk possible.
All images provided by Mike Grant