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
Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
Great-tailed Grackle courtship display
Verdin, Auriparus flaviceps in a Blue Palo Verde (Cercidium floridum) tree
Henderson Bird Preserve Location
Bird Photography Portfolio
All of my bird photography including these images are online and available for purchase or licensing. Go ahead and see what’s going on…HERE.
Wildlife, Nature and Creative Photography Workshops
I lead workshop across the US throughout the year and some of them do feature feature bird photography. You can find out more about my photography workshops…HERE.