For Release At Will: Dec. 1, 2009
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve Offering Free Tours on the Bird Mobile
HENDERSON, Nev.— The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 2400 B Moser Dr., is hosting guided tours on the Bird Mobile from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17. Participation is free (ages 6 and up). Register online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 194027-99) or at any City of Henderson recreation center.
The Bird Mobile is an electric vehicle that seats six people and is a convenient and enjoyable way to tour the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. It is recommended for visitors who find walking difficult. Each child or teen (ages 6-17) must be accompanied by a registered adult. Seats are limited, so early registration is recommended. The tour may be canceled due to inclement weather.
The preserve is home to hundreds of migratory waterfowl, resident desert birds, and a variety of desert wildlife. Depending on the season, a wide range of unique birds can be seen. In late November, visitors identified the red-necked grebe, a migratory water bird that gets its name from its colorful neck, which turns red during breeding season. During winter, the grebe’s neck is gray. Prior to this sighting, the red-necked grebe had not been seen at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve since November 2004.
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve at 267-4180. The Bird Viewing Preserve hosts Bird Mobile tours throughout the year, as well as a variety of free workshops for children, teens and adults. The preserve is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the winter months (December, January and February). .