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Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

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Mr. Miyagi's backyard

Remember in the original "Karate Kid" movie, where at first Mr. Miyagi's place looked like it was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
A Hidden Gem in the DesertsR

My wife and I are bird watchers. We live in Northern Nevada and come to Henderson a couple times a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yerington, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Remember in the original "Karate Kid" movie, where at first Mr. Miyagi's place looked like it was located in a dump, then once in his backyard how beautiful and pristine it was? That kinda sums up the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Surrounded by industrial-like properties,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank simiseeu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are bird watchers. We live in Northern Nevada and come to Henderson a couple times a year to visit family. We have been doing this about 30 years, but had never heard about the preserve until this trip. Our daughter took...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the road to the Preserve as you pass RV junkyard, bare weed strewn areas because you will enter a large,well-tended area of nine ponds with paths around the perimeter of each. The Preserve is on the corner of the Pacific...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Catbird28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had some extra time after a family reunion, and we saw this as a place to visit. I wish we had gotten out a bit earlier, as the heat did start to build up, but we saw many lovely birds, including the Yellow-headed Blackbird,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Doggle_99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited to do some birding and get away from Vegas for a short amount of time. We are good birders, but booked the "bird mobile" tour to hear what the staff had to say about the place, and help point out birds in our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank andrealena
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Wonderful place to see migratory birds. If a birder its an easy walk around the ponds and there are blinds for observation and benches to rest and take in the nature. Recommend going in the morning or before dusk. They offer a golf cart tour...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Love walking around the ponds and observing all the different birds. You can see Las Vegas in the distance, yet it seems a world away,so peaceful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sharon K
Reviewed April 2, 2019

We started our day here and had a hard time leaving! We actually ate our picnic lunch right at a table in the preserve because we were enjoying it so much. One person in our group is a serious birder and he loved it. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank CharmedMpls
Reviewed February 23, 2019

We had been in Vegas for a conference and being birders got a rental car and drove to the preserve early in the AM. Staff were very helpful and the birds fantastic (in February). Walking the dikes got us close to ducks/grebes and songbirds. This...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 96greggf
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Easy to find about 20 minutes out of LV. So glad we went there and really enjoyed the change of pace from shows, casinos and restaurants on the strip. I will definitely be back!

Date of experience: February 2019
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from Sharonst | Reviewed this property |
We saw them when we were there a month ago. The naturalists were excellent at helping identify birds. If you time it right, you might be able to ride the loop with them. We got there first thing in the morning.
February 14, 2018|
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Response from hconnection | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large variety of birds in this preserve even in February.
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Doug K | Reviewed this property |
You can also go onto a Cornell website called ebird which will let you research what has been reported there recently. The birds are mostly aquatic species which also occur in the SE US. The truly southwestern stuff will be... More