Bird Photography – Henderson Preserve Nevada


I’d been to the Henderson Bird Preserve several years ago and had fond memories of quality bird photography and plenty of potential. I had the chance to re-visit this water treatment facility in the heart of the desert…and was not disappointed.

There are a large number of waterfowl and birds of all kinds hiding along the nearly mile long paved boardwalk. The whole facility is an oasis of water in the Las Vegas desert covering nearly 150 acres with 9 ponds available for birders and photographers. If you lived in the areas this would be a regular stop and if you are in the area it’s worth a visit. I will say I was surprised by how skittish the waterfowl are considering the amount of foot traffic and that they are not hunted here.

Henderson Bird Preserve Photography

Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis. Also Black-necked Grebe photographed by Jeff Wendorff at Henderson Bird Preserve

Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis. Also Black-necked Grebe

Eared Grebe reflection photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis

Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus courtship display photographed by Jeff Wendorff at Henderson Bird Preserve

Great-tailed Grackle courtship display

Inquistive Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Great-tailed Grackle

Verdin, Auriparus flaviceps in a Blue Palo Verde (Cercidium floridum) tree photographed by Jeff Wendorff at Henderson Bird Preserve

Verdin, Auriparus flaviceps in a Blue Palo Verde (Cercidium floridum) tree

Henderson Bird Preserve Location

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  1. Tom Pahl

    I have a hooded oriole that comes to my nectar feeder every evening at 7:30pm, like clockwork. Please come and get some pics!

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