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2015-05-05 Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Eared Grebe - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve in Henderson Nevada near Las Vegas Nevada is a converted water treatment facility that now serves as a bird sanctuary. It lies north of Henderson next to the Las Vegas Wash and is composed of nine ponds with a network of trails that interweave along the levees that separate the ponds. Depending on the time of year, a variety of shorebirds, waterfowl, waders and passerines are found there. It being late spring on my visit there were American Avocets, American Coots,Black-Tailed Gnatcatchers, Canada Geese, Crissal Thrashers, Eared Grebes, Mallards, Ruddy Ducks, Snowy Egrets, Verdin and Wilson’s Phalaropes.

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