All Red Rock Audubon’s March 2020 events are canceled.
There are now more reports of COVID-19 in Las Vegas and the situation continues to worsen around the world.
The World Health Organization has taken the unprecedented action – declaring COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic - pointing to the over 118,000 cases of the coronavirus illness in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread.
The Governor of Nevada have declared a state of emergency to deal with the outbreak in Nevada. The declaration will allow Nevada to more easily tap into federal relief funds.
It has also become clear that our medical system is unprepared to address this pandemic. The lack of testing capability prevents us from knowing who among us are infected. However, the rapid infection rate can potentially overwhelm our medical community’s ability to treat the sick and vulnerable.
Organizations around the world and locally are all working to SLOW the spread of this infection by eliminating non-essential gathering events.
We ALL can take these proactive actions to slow the spread of this highly infectious disease by following these tips:
Red Rock Audubon’s suspension ALL SCHEDULED MARCH events includes chapter meetings, bird walks, field trips, volunteer events and outreach events like the World Migratory Bird Day. Winchester Nesters and Birds N Beverage.
The health and safety of our members is of great importance to us. We must do our part to create a safe environment for all of us.
Again, this is a very fluid situation. The Board of Directors will continue to actively monitor the local conditions, take proactive decisions that are intended to protect the health and safety of all our members and guests.
What a wonderful opportunity to go out and enjoy the southern Nevada spring and study up on our birds. I would highly recommend the following books:
What the Robin Knows by Jon Young
Hawks in Flight by Pete Dunne and David Sibley
Peterson Birding by Impression by Karlson and Rosselet
We'll continue to keep you updated when changes to future events (April and May) are required via email. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Red Rock Audubon Society
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.