Clark County Parks & Recreation will host International Migratory Bird Day on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Sunset Park Lake from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event and a fun way to celebrate and bring attention to bird migration. Birding experts will share bird identification information, and partners will offer fun kid-friendly activities including a StoryWalk®, Bird Twister, and activity books about wildlife.
This year's International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) theme is "Stopover Sites: Helping Birds Along the Way." Sunset Lake is an important rest stop for migrating birds, and many species can be seen there in the spring and fall.
"This event is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature right in the center of Sunset Park," said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, whose Commission District G includes the park. "We encourage children and their families to learn about birds and their migration patterns as part of this event."
IMBD is being held as part of the Sunset Stewards program, dedicated to helping educate park visitors about the importance of "Keeping Wildlife Wild." This program encourages park visitors to appreciate wildlife, including migratory birds, without feeding or disturbing them.
IMBD is a collaborative effort with Clark County Parks & Recreation, Red Rock Audubon Society, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee, Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, Bureau of Reclamation, Nevada Department of Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service Junior Duck Stamp Program, The Nature Conservancy, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, and birdandhike.com.
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), coordinated by Environment for the Americas, celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas - bird migration. IMBD is celebrated in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean at protected areas, refuges, parks, museums, schools, zoos, and more. More than 600 events and programs hosted annually introduce the public to migratory birds and ways to conserve them.