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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Photo by TanagerRed Rocks, Nevada
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Red Rocks, Nevada

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[edit] Overview

Beautiful sandstone canyon west of Las Vegas, Nevada with nice hiking and rock climbing and a few birds.

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Birds you can see here include:

Turkey Vulture, Great Horned Owl, White-throated Swift, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Spotted Towhee Black chinned sparrow. Black throated sparrow ,Verdin ,Juniper titmouse ,Costas hummingbird.

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[edit] Areas of Interest

I highly recommend the Willow Springs trail, but there are many.

[edit] Access and Facilities

There is a $5.00 parking/entry fee. They have a very nice visitor center and gift shop (from Joe H).

[edit] Contact Details

Bureau of Land Management.

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Content and images originally posted by bernerjc

[edit] Reviews

bernerjc's review

Not that birdy. However there is a more birdy Willow Springs trail that I didn't visit.

Saw the following over three hours at Ice Box Canyon and another very narrow canyon at Red Rock Canyon park afternoon of April 15, 2005 Turkey Vulture 1 Great Horned Owl 1 White-throated Swift 20 Ladder-backed Woodpecker 6 Western Scrub-Jay 1 Bushtit 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Bewick's Wren 3 Spotted Towhee 4

Pros

  • Beautiful scenery
  • good for your non-birding companions

Cons

  • not that birdy overall
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