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Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Inadvertently, the City of Henderson created a popular habitat for birds with its wastewater reclamation facility. As a result, the spot became popular with birders, and in 1998, it was declared an... Read More
Inadvertently, the City of Henderson created a popular habitat for birds with its wastewater reclamation facility. As a result, the spot became popular with birders, and in 1998, it was declared an official bird-viewing preserve. Nine ponds host a variety of birds, and the species you'll see--always impressive--depend on the season. During the summer months, you may see nesting American avocets, black-necked stilts and plenty of native waterfowl such as mallards and ruddy ducks, while during the winter and early spring, you can expect to see many species of duck, including one of the most beautiful of all North American ducks: the wood duck. Many birds live at the preserve year-round; others are just passing through. Fall is actually an exciting time to visit, with the possibility of seeing migrating warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, sparrows and many other passerine species. A number of paved and dirt paths wind their way through the 140-acre preserve; the paved path is approximately 3/4 of a mile long and accessible by wheelchair. The soft surfaces are mostly level and allow for easy walking.
- March-May (Mar - May): Daily 6am-2pm
- June-August (Jun - Aug): Daily 6am-Noon
- September-November (Sep - Nov): Daily 6am-2pm
- December-February (Dec - Feb): Daily 7am-2pm