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Henderson To Host Birding Celebration April 27

April 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. The city of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 S. Galleria Dr., is hosting its annual Birding Celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27. Admission is complimentary.

The eco-friendly celebration includes educational games, birding basics workshops, self-guided and staff-led tours and a variety of hands-on exhibits. Tours will also be available on the Bird Mobile, an electric vehicle that seats up to six guests. Children ages 6 and up may ride on the Bird Mobile if accompanied by an adult.

The Birding Celebration recognizes both Earth Day and International Migratory Bird Day. Observed annually on April 22, Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world and is designed to encourage support for environmental programs. It is designed to inspire citizens to make positive changes in their communities.

International Migratory Bird day is recognized by thousands of birding enthusiasts throughout North America, Central America and South America. The day is intended to bring attention to the migratory journey of more than 350 unique species of birds.

“Henderson is located along the Pacific Flyway, which is a major north-south travel route for many species of migratory birds,” said Henderson City Manager Jacob Snow. “The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is a welcome resting and gathering place for many of these birds, with some stopping for a few days and others for an entire season. Spring is an excellent time of year to explore the Bird Viewing Preserve.”

For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department at (702) 267-4000. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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